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Winchester to Chester by train

  • First train
    05:25
  • Last train
    23:24
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 40m
  • Distance
    260 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    29
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 14m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Winchester to Chester by train

Fast trains from Winchester to Chester take around 3 hours and 40 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 260 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Winchester and Chester.

1. Are there direct trains from Winchester to Chester?

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

We usually find around 30 departures on the route from Winchester 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 25 departures.

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

The Winchester to Chester train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 40 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Chester is usually scheduled to depart Winchester around 05:31 and the last train is around 23:24. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Winchester around 05:25, and the last at 23:23.

When to book Winchester 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 Winchester to Chester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Winchester and Chester?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Midland
  • London Underground
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • Southern
  • 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.

Chester to Winchester by train

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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.