Liverpool to Chester Train Tickets



One Way


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
Ticket Fares

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 tickets offer full flexibility. With no time restrictions, you are free to travel aboard any train, even during peak hours. Seat reservations are not included.
Ticket Classes

Standard Class

Standard class coaches provide comfortable, quality seating.
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.
Train Services and Amenities
  • Non-smoking coaches
  • Designated storage areas for personal luggage items
  • WiFi access at Liverpool Central station
  • Travel assistance for passengers with special needs
Additional Details

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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