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.


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:


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

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

  • 28th January
  • 25th February
  • 25th March
  • 29th April
  • 27th May
  • 17th June
  • 1st July
  • 15th July
  • 29th July
  • 2nd September
  • 16th September
  • 30th September
  • 28th October
  • 25th November
  • 30th December
  • Chester Racecourse car park – CH12LY
Cheshire West and Chester Council Car Park Information

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.

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.


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


100 Foregate Street,
Chester, CH1 1HB

King Kabs

Web Tel

01244 343434


51—53 Bridge Street,
Chester, CH1 1NG

Useful Information

We look forward to welcoming you to Chester city centre

During your visit to Chester, you may spot our bowler hat wearing CH1ChesterBID 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