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Chester Station Information

Arrivals, departures, timetables and accessibility.

Ticket Office:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday -
Sunday -

Address:
Chester Station, City Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 3NS

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Lots of seats available
Seats available
Limited seats available
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Predicted seating available

Lots of seats available
Seats available
Limited seats available
- Data unavailable

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The timetables for Chester are displayed below, click on the Download Timetable link to view the PDF timetable for the route.

Chester to Leeds

Detailed station information
Ticket Machine
Yes
Left Luggage
No
Left luggage contact
Lost Property
Yes
Lost property contact
Toilets
The toilets are located on Main Concourse and on Platform 7a. The National key toilets are located on the Main Concourse and on Platform 7a; these toilets are operated by a radar key.
Baby change facilities
Yes
Cycle storage
Spaces:  76
Shelter:  Yes
CTV:  Yes
Location:  in the concourse
Additional information:  Cycle Storage is located behind the buffet on the main concourse.
Storage type:  Stands
Car Park
Chester East
Opening times:  Monday-Friday 24h
Saturday 24h
Sunday 24h
Spaces:  113
Off peak charges:  N/A
Hourly charge:  N/A
Daily charge:  N/A
Weekly charge:  N/A
Monthly charge:  N/A
3 monthly charge:  N/A
6 monthly charge:  N/A
Annual charge:  N/A
Operator:  National Car Parks Ltd
Tel:  0345 050 7080
Email:  customer.service@ncp.co.uk
Website:  http://www.ncp.co.uk/
Visit www.ncp.co.uk for parking prices. 
Taxi rank
Outside the station front
Bus service
First and Arriva both operate a network of regular local bus routes around Chester and also to nearby towns and villages. For route maps and timetables: www.firstgroup.com/ukbus and www.arrivabus.co.uk

Buy a Chester PlusBus ticket with your train ticket for discount-priced unlimited bus travel around the town. For details visit www.PlusBus.info

There is a "RailLink" bus service which runs from directly outside the station to Chester city centre. This service operates Mon to Sat from 07:00 to 19:00.
Station alerts
Essential travel only - lockdown restrictions currently apply in England - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home#travel

Until further notice, Chester ticket office has amended opening times, due to Covid, 0540-2040 Mondays to Saturdays and 0940-1710 Sundays.
Detailed station information
Assisted Travel Team
03333 211202
https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Monday-Sunday -
Help points
No
Staff help
Monday-Sunday -
Induction loop
Yes
Accessible ticket machines
Yes
Accessible booking office counter
Yes
Ramp for train access
Yes
National key toilets
Yes
Step free access
Whole station
Step free access note
Category A.

Step

free access is available to all platforms via lifts. 

For full station facilities as stated in the Accessible

Travel Policy, please visit the Transport for Wales website: www.tfwrail.wales/our-network/stations.
Ticket gates
Yes
Impaired mobility set down
Yes
Wheelchairs available
Yes

Opening in 1840, Chester Station is located beyond the city’s walls, and was originally designed as two stations, but were connected several years later. The ornate building is styled on classical Italian architecture and built from traditional Staffordshire blue stone with sandstone highlights. On Platform 4, carved into the roof beams, are wooden owls. Designed by John Thomas, sculptor to royalty, to scare away pigeons, and they are delightfully quaint.

Undergoing several redesigns over the years, Chester now has 7 platforms and sees over 5 million passengers pass through its doors annually. Nearby flows the Shropshire Union Canal, and just outside the station doors is Brook Street, a paradise for shoppers, but overlooking it all is the impressive cathedral.

How far is Chester Station from Liverpool John Lennon Airport?

Taking approximately 1.5 hours, catching the train from Chester to Liverpool John Lennon Airport, via Liverpool Lime Street.

How far is the walk from Chester Station to Chester city centre?

Brook Street, which leads straight to the city centre is just outside the station.

Does Chester Station have car park facilities?

Chester East and Chester West have 236 parking spaces combined, including blue badge spaces. These car park facilities are open 24 hours from Monday to Sunday.

Are there secure bike storage facilities at Chester Station?

  • There are 76 spaces to secure your bike at Chester Railway Station.
  • What facilities are available at Chester Station?
  • Toilets, including baby changing facilities
  • Station Buffet
  • Shops
  • ATM
  • Telephones
  • Disabled Access - step-free access throughout, ramps, induction loops, and wheelchairs are available

What popular destinations are available from Chester Station?

If you’re planning a day out in Chester, we’ve created the following guide to all the attractions and places of interest for your visit.