Cheshire Travel & Transport

The transport system in the county of Cheshire offers visitors a number of ways to get around from public transport such as buses and trains to using the road with car hire and coaches.

Local bus services in Chester include the city centre shuttle bus that provides services across the city, the surroundings areas and to popular attractions such as Chester Zoo. Warrington’s bus network is provided by Network Warrington and includes services to local areas and surrounding villages such as Lymm and to Liverpool and Runcorn. There are a number of routes covering the local area and beyond, there are services to Liverpool, Manchester and Cheshire’s Peak District.

Buses provide a good way for visitors to get around with services close to many tourist attractions and places of interest.

Please see Cheshire Buses for more information on bus services in Cheshire and the latest bus timetables.

Trains in Cheshire serve a number of routes across the county and to other areas. There are several mainline rail routes offering local and regional services. Crewe Station is the largest in Cheshire and a major interchange station, there are regular services Crewe and London Euston station with a journey time of approx 1 hours 35 minutes. From Crewe station there are also services to Liverpool Lime Street, Manchester Piccadilly, Birmingham New Street and Glasgow Central.

Train services are provided by several train operators including Virgin Trains; London Midland and East Midland Trains.

Chester Station provides regular services to Liverpool Central, Manchester Piccadilly, Birmingham International and several stations in Wales including Cardiff Central, Wrexham General, Bangor and Holyhead.

For more information please see National Rail Enquiries

Public Transport Safety Tips
Most journeys on public transport in London go ahead without incident, in order to minimise the chances of any incidents, passengers may wish to consider the following safety tips:

- Be aware of your belongings at all times.
- Do not leave your bags and belongings unattended at any time.
- Stay alert and aware of your environment and those around you.
- Do not show valuables including money and jewellery in public.
- If you are carrying a bag/handbag, ensure you use a bag that has a strong good quality strap and wear it across your shoulder (not on your shoulder), with the pockets closed facing towards your waist. Carrying the bag on your shoulder makes it much easier for criminals to snatch the bag or cut the strap.
- Be careful and cautious in crowds and beware of pickpockets, do not leave anything valuable showing in public including wallets in back trouser pockets.
- Sit in carriages with other passengers do not sit in carriages with no/fewer passengers.
- Try not to use smaller/isolated stations especially at night.
- When waiting for buses, trains, boats and taxis stand with other passengers in an area that is well lit, do not stand/wait in isolated areas.

There are a number of car hire firms in Cheshire that offer car rental services for both short and longer term car hire offering a range of vehicles from small budget cars to family cars to larger mini-buses and luxury cars.

Cheshire is connected to the road network via the M6, M53 and M56 motorways linking the county to Merseyside, Greater Manchester London and the north West region. Other major roads include the A41, A51 and the A483 and A494 linking Cheshire to Wales.

Parking options in Chester include the Park and Ride scheme that includes four locations around Chester with regular bus services taking visitors to the city centre and back to the park and ride locations.

Parking in Chester city centre and across Cheshire is provided by both pay and display and car parks. Major car parks in Chester city centre are located at Princess Street, Pepper Street and long stay car parks at Northgate, Racecourse and Castle Car park.

Drivers should note there may be driving restrictions in and around the city & town centres. It is recommended visitors ensure they fully understand the local parking rules before parking and help avoid unnecessary fines and worry.

Cheshire is accessible by coach with regular coach services available to Chester from London Victoria coach station, the journey time is approx 5 hours to 5 hours 45 minutes. Coach services are provided by National Express.

Liverpool Airport is located approx 25 miles from Chester, there airport has a number of local, regional and international flights. Manchester Airport is located approx 32 miles away.

For more information on public transport in Cheshire including information on public transport and timetables please see:

Chester & Cheshire West Transport from Cheshire West & Chester Council.

Cheshire East Transport from Cheshire East Council.

Halton Transport from Halton Borough Council.

Warrington Transport

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