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By Road

Chester is well linked to the motorway network via the M6, the M53 & the M56 which all run through Cheshire. For route planner information go to

Car Parking

There is ample parking in the city centre, and a frequent daily Park and Ride service on all major routes into Chester. Please note Park and Ride car parks are locked when not in use. Please observe closing times.

For Blue Badge Holders: Cars displaying the blue badge may park for up to 4 hours free of charge at any council car park.

For further information on car parking in the city centre visit the website for Cheshire West and Chester Council.

By Rail

High speed rail services serve the main line stations of Chester and Crewe. Virgin Trains operate regular services to Chester from London, Birmingham and Scotland. For more information and to book your journey, visit or

There is a shuttle bus to take you into the city centre on your arrival into Chester, which runs daily (operates Mon – Sat 7.30am–7.30pm).

By Coach

Tickets for National Express coaches can be purchased from the Visitor Information Centre at

the Town Hall, and nationwide. For more information see or call 08717 818181.

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