The nearest airports to Chester and Cheshire are Manchester International and Liverpool John Lennon, which are both about 40 minutes by road from Chester.
Main motorway links to Chester and Cheshire are through the M6, M56 and M53. Route planning information can be found at The AA, RAC, Multimap and Streetmap.
It is possible to hire a car at airports and some of the larger towns in and around Cheshire (including Chester, Crewe, Macclesfield and Warrington).
Book your Rail:
Chester is now only two hours from London where you can connect to local Arriva Trains services to the North Wales Coast. Crewe is the northern hub of the rail network with regular connecting services throughout the region. There are inward services from London, Scotland, Derby, Birmingham and the West Midlands.
Travelling to Cheshire by rail is an easy, relaxing, experience, with high speed trains leaving London every hour for Cheshire’s main line stations. Virgin Train's Best Fare Finder will give you the best value fares to Cheshire if you are flexible about when you can travel.
One of the best ways to see Cheshire is to do so by train. If travelling from the Wirral or Merseyside area, Merseyrail operates regular services to Chester. To book online or just to view Merseyrail schedules, visit the Merseyrail website
If you’re looking to get out in to other parts of Cheshire, services operate daily across the region. To view more information, or plan your route, visit the Cheshire by Train website by clicking the link below.
To check fares, train times and to book tickets visit National Rail Enquires
For hourly trains to and from Manchester and Chester throughout the day from Monday to Saturday and every two hours on Sunday plus the popular Music Trains visit The Mid Cheshire Community Rail Partnership
And, if you are travelling from overseas, check out a Britrail Rail Pass or travel to Manchester, Liverpool John Lennon or Birmingham International Airports. They all have direct rail links into the heart of Cheshire.
Travel by Bus:
Cheshire is well served by local bus services throughout the county and if you 60 or over, or "eligible disabled", your National Bus Pass will give you free off-peak bus travel throughout the county.
Airport transfer mini-bus services (minimum of seven) are available from BusyBus with their dedicated luxury executive vehicles. BusyBus also operate sightseeing tours throughout the area including North Wales.
Bus services from Manchester Airport include the Service 200 Styal Shuttle which takes you direct to Wilmslow via Styal for Quarry Bank Mill.
Chester has its own City Centre Shuttle Bus operating from the railway station on Mondays to Saturday. The bus is charged at £1 each way and drops off/picks up at Frodsham Street and Foregate Street. From the City Centre you can travel by bus into Wales, the surrounding countryside and Chester Zoo.
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