Ways to travel

Chester is easily accessible by many modes of transport, whether by bike, train, bus or car.


As a Cycling Demonstration Town Chester benefits from a range of cycle routes, both on and off road making it easy for anyone to jump into the saddle. If you are commuting into the city centre why not try the secure cycle lockers which are available for hire on at the Market Car Park, Princess Street, Gorse Stacks and the Little Roodee. This safe and secure arrangement will give you peace of mind whilst you get on with your day. These secure cycle lockers for hire are also available at Boughton Heath, Sealand Road and Wrexham Road, Park and Ride sites.


Chester is well served by the rail network. Chester Station is serviced by a number of train operators including Merseyrail, Virgin and Arriva. The station is only about a kilometre away from the town centre, but for those who do not wish to walk there is a bus to the city centre in front of the station which runs frequently during the day, with a journey time of about 10 minutes. 


Chester is served a variety of bus operators coach service which departs from the Princess Street Bus Exchange. This is right in the city centre, directly behind the town hall. The town hall has a visitor information centre, which can give help and advice to visitors including details on travelling to and from Chester by bus.

Park and Ride

We also have a Park and Ride option into Chester. Click here to find more information.


Within the city, there are over 5000 parking spaces run by both the council and private companies.  The majority of parking is on a pay and display basis, so it is always useful to make sure you have some change, though some car parks do accept card payments.

For a full list of car parks run by the council visit their website.

For NCP car parks visit their website

Electric Car Charging Points in Chester can be found via this website