Travel to Chester

Chester is accessible wherever you’re coming from and however you choose to get here. Our compact walled city is easily explored on foot and public transport.

Check out the official award winning journey-planning app to discover up to date travel information, interactive maps and public transport timetables to get around Chester.

If you need an overnight stay or looking for a short break then accommodation in Chester comes in a variety of styles that cater for all tastes and budgets.

There is a fantastic range of stylish hotels  from boutique to luxury 5* you will be assured of the highest standards.

From 27th July to 31st August, every Thursday between 5pm and 7pm, you can take advantage of  fantastic shopping, drinking and dining in Chester city centre. As part of the Head Out Not Home campaign the Park and Ride service will be extended until 8pm every Thursday throughout the Summer period.

 

By Car

Chester is linked directly to the national motorway system via the M53. London and all of the major regions in the UK are easily accessible from the city.

Chester has a choice of great-value city centre car parks including

FREE parking in Chester after 3pm everyday in the following council car parks

  • Brook Street car park – CH13HU
  • Delamere Street car park – CH2 2AY
  • Market car park – CH1 2HH

FREE parking in Chester after 2pm

FREE parking every Sunday all day

FREE parking all day at Chester Racecourse on the following Sundays:

  • 11th June 2017
  • 2nd July 2017
  • 16th July 2017
  • 30th July 2017
  • 27th August 2017
  • 3rd September 2017
  • 17th September 2017
  • 1st October 2017
  • Chester Racecourse car park – CH12LY
View our parking map

By Park and Ride

Whether you’re a regular commuter, shopper, visitor or one-time day-tripper, the Park and Ride service provides a stress-free way to travel to and from Chester city centre.

Choose from four Park and Ride locations surrounding the city centre (all have the Park Mark safer parking award) where you can park for free, before hopping on the regular bus service to make the quick and easy trip to Chester.

From 27th July to 31st August, every Thursday between 5pm and 7pm, you can take advantage of  fantastic shopping, drinking and dining in Chester city centre. As part of the Head Out Not Home campaign the Park and Ride service will be extended until 8pm every Thursday throughout the Summer period.

Blue Route Timetable PDF

Green Route Timetable PDF

Park & Ride Route Leaflet

Park & Ride Map

Prices and more information

By Public Transport

Where to find help for bus and rail timetables

Download the itravel smart phone app – a free journey planning app for Cheshire West and Chester, with up to date travel information, interactive maps and public transport timetables.

You can also call Traveline for timetable information for any bus, rail or coach service in the UK on 0871 200 22 33 (calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras) open seven days a week from 8am to 8pm.

The new Chester Bus Interchange is due to open early June.   Please check for dates and changes here

Public Transport

Chester City Centre Taxis

There are many taxi firms including Hackney Carriage Black Cabs serving Chester.

If you’re looking for an alternative way to experience Chester,  why not try a unique Indian Deva Tuk Tuk –  Chester’s first and only auto rickshaw Tuk Tuk with a private hire licence.

Here are two city centre taxi companies to help you get around the city.

Abbey Taxis

Web Tel:

01244 318318

Address

100 Foregate Street,
Chester, CH1 1HB

King Kabs

Web Tel

01244 343434

Address

51—53 Bridge Street,
Chester, CH1 1NG

Useful Information

We look forward to welcoming you.

During your visit to Chester you may spot our bowler hat wearing CH1 Welcome Ambassadors in the city centre. They are our walking, talking information centres and are ready to offer a  friendly welcome and assistance.

If you see them whilst you’re out and about, please feel free to stop and ask any questions and they will be happy to help.

More advice can be found at the Chester Visitor Information Centre, conveniently located by the historic Town Hall on Northgate Street, opposite the Cathedral.

The experienced knowledgeable team will be delighted to assist with  local accommodation, public transport, city centre events, tours of Chester, maps & guidebooks, information for those with disabilities, Chester souvenirs, attraction tickets & much, much more!

Opening times

Open all year around: Monday — Friday 9:30AM – 4:30PM; Saturday 9AM – 5PM; Sunday 10AM – 4PM
Contact 01244 405240 or welcome@chestervic.co.uk