Getting from Chester to Manchester by train is easy. Services run every 30 minutes and the journey takes just over an hour. You can travel at a date and time that suits you with our flexible Anytime tickets. There’s no need to change trains, so you can sit back and relax. 

Manchester is a modern, cosmopolitan city with a vibrant culture that also celebrates a dramatic industrial past. In the past 50 years, its reinvented itself as a centre for arts, culture and high-end retail.

Live departures and arrivals

Manchester has plenty to offer if you’re planning a daytrip or weekend away, with a full calendar of year-round festivals and attractions. Enjoy the magical Christmas Market, world-class restaurants, galleries, museums, and enough shopping opportunities to keep you busy for days on end. It’s the perfect destination for some time out.

Both Manchester Arndale and the Trafford Centre can rival London’s Oxford Street for designer stores, with the latter incorporating the IMAX cinema, Legoland Discovery and the fabulous Sea Life centre. There’re also many places to enjoy a bite to eat, so it’s the ideal place to enjoy a day out with the whole family. Manchester really does have something for everyone, whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure.


Chester to Manchester trains and tickets

We have a range of ticket options available, designed to save you both money and hassle. By downloading our easily accessible app, you can find the best deals on Advance tickets and all of our lowest available fares. You can also check timetables, buy tickets and use our capacity checker to find out how busy your train is likely to be, helping you to plan your journey.


Take the train with TfW

We put the passenger at the heart of every journey. Taking the train means you arrive feeling relaxed and ready to explore, without having to worry about getting stuck in traffic or finding that parking space. You’ll also get free onboard Wi-Fi.


What types of train ticket can I get?

We have numerous ticket types available, including Advance tickets and Anytime tickets, with discounted rates available.