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Liverpool to Chester Train Tickets E‑TICKET

Liverpool to Chester Train Tickets

Discover the hidden gems inside one of England’s most charming walled cities by taking a trip from Liverpool to Chester by train! You’ll enjoy a quick, comfortable journey aboard a Merseyrail commuter train that includes travel beneath the River Mersey by way of the Mersey Railway Tunnel. In as little as 44 minutes’ time, you’ll find yourself in the bewitching burg of Chester, ready for adventure!

Chester is a unique city famous for the ancient red sandstone walls that surround it. Originally a Roman fortress founded during the 1st century, AD, today Chester is a carefully-preserved historic site cherished by locals and tourists alike. Walk amidst breathtaking black-and-white architecture and shop ‘til you drop in “Chester Rows”, before stopping by the Grosvenor Museum, Eastgate Clock, King Charles Tower and Chester Roman Amphitheatre!

Purchase your Merseyrail ‘Ticket ONLY on Departure’ e-ticket right here. Simply use the ticket collection reference # provided in the email we send you to collect your actual train ticket from a self-service ticket machine anywhere in Britain.

Journey details

Trains depart every 15 minutes during peak times and every 30 minutes otherwise, with an average of 62 non-stop departures daily

Travel time
44 minutes (fastest time)

Train stations
Liverpool Central and Chester

Train features
Merseyrail Class 507 and 508 passenger trains, reaching a maximum speed of 120km/h

Merseyrail ticket fares and seating classes

When booking your ‘Ticket ONLY on Departure’ for travel from Liverpool to Chester by train, you’ll notice there is one general travel fare available:
  • Anytime - These tickets are fully flexible. There are no time restrictions, so you are free to travel aboard any train, even during peak hours. Seat reservations are not included.
Only standard class seating is available for this route. All standard class coaches provide comfortable, quality seats as well as priority seating for older or disabled passengers.

Merseyrail ticket discounts

  • Child discount
    Children under 5 years of age travel for free. Children between the ages of 5 and 15 can save up to 50% off the adult ticket price.

Merseyrail train services

  • Non-smoking coaches
  • Designated storage areas for personal luggage items
  • Travel assistance for passengers with special needs
  • WiFi access at Liverpool Central station

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Seat reservations
Your Merseyrail ‘Ticket ONLY on Departure’ e-ticket does not include a seat reservation.

Ticket purchase conditions and delivery
Tickets for travel from Liverpool to Chester by train may be booked up to 3 months in advance. Refunds and exchanges are not permitted.

Once your e-ticket order has been processed, you will receive an email confirmation with a ticket collection #. Collect your physical ticket simply by using this number at a self-service ticket dispensing machine at the station before boarding.

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