Widnes to Chester by train

  • First train
    06:42
  • Last train
    21:11
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    57m
  • Distance
    22 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    34
  • Avg. journey time
    1hr 27m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Widnes to Chester by train

Fast trains from Widnes to Chester take around 57 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 22 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Widnes and Chester.

1. Are there direct trains from Widnes to Chester?

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

We usually find around 30 departures on the route from Widnes 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 40 departures.

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

The Widnes to Chester train travel time is normally about 57 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Chester is usually scheduled to depart Widnes around 06:42 and the last train is around 22:41. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Widnes around 07:33, and the last at 21:11.

When to book Widnes 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 Widnes to Chester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Widnes and Chester?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • East Midlands Railway
  • East Midlands Trains
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Merseyrail
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express
  • Transport For Wales
  • UK Rail Connections

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.