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Reading to Chester by train
Fastest journey2hr 58m
Trains per day46
Avg. journey time3hr 40m
Travelling from Reading to Chester by train
Fast trains from Reading to Chester take around 2 hours and 58 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 233 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Reading and Chester.
1. Are there direct trains from Reading to Chester?
Journeys between Reading and Chester usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 47 departures on the route from Reading to Chester every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 62 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Reading to Chester?
The Reading to Chester train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 58 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Reading to Chester train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Chester is usually scheduled to depart Reading around 05:56 and the last train is around 00:10. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Reading around 06:15, and the last at 21:45.
When to book Reading to Chester train tickets?
Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Reading to Chester by train.
Which train companies operate between Reading and Chester?
More than one train company operates on the route from Reading to Chester, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Arriva Trains Wales
- Avanti West Coast
- First Great Western
- Great Western Railway
- London Midland
- London Underground
- South West Trains
- Transport For Wales
- Virgin Trains
- West Midlands Trains
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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