Scunthorpe to Chester by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 54m
  • Distance
    154 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 26m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Scunthorpe to Chester by train

Fast trains from Scunthorpe to Chester take around 2 hours and 54 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 154 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Scunthorpe and Chester.

1. Are there direct trains from Scunthorpe to Chester?

Journeys between Scunthorpe and Chester usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 15 departures on the route from Scunthorpe to Chester every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 13 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Scunthorpe to Chester?

The Scunthorpe to Chester train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 54 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Scunthorpe to Chester train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Chester is usually scheduled to depart Scunthorpe around 05:47 and the last train is around 21:08. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Scunthorpe around 07:03, and the last at 21:08.

When to book Scunthorpe 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 Scunthorpe to Chester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Scunthorpe and Chester?

More than one train company operates on the route from Scunthorpe to Chester, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • Avanti West Coast
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express
  • Transport for Wales
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.