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Ginger Electric Scooter Hire Chester
We offer electric scooters in key cities across the UK.
Cheshire West and Chester Council Working in partnership with e-scooter provider Ginger.
The trial of rental e-scooters starting year-long in Chester.
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Monday 21st December 2020 the launch of the electric scooter trial
Chester set for 12-month electric scooter trial
PEOPLE in Chester will soon have the opportunity to travel around the city on electric scooters as part of a 12-month trial
National Rail News 2019
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The Workplace Challenge
16th September 2013 to 11th October 2013

Cheshire Traveline

Cheshire Traveline is staffed by well trained and professional operators who have a detailed knowledge of transport in Cheshire, Warrington and of the surrounding Counties. They regularly perform well in the national mystery shopping exercises used to measure the quality and accuracy of the information provided and are often in the top 3 of 19 call centres tested. Visit the Traveline Portal for more information.
Cheshire Traveline provides timetable information for any bus, rail or coach service serving Cheshire & Warrington:

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Cheshire Traveline provides timetable information for any bus, rail or coach service serving Cheshire & Warrington

Cheshire West and Chester Council Transport and Roads Home Page

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Public Transport Maps & Destination Finders

Below you can find links to information regarding all the many forms of transport in the Chester District. Including links to operating companies, online timetables and lots of other useful information.

Bus and Park and Ride

Chester's free shuttle bus service to end 21 November after 15 years

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Chester Buses

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Chester Park and Ride

P.O. Box 1442
0300 123 7024

Park And Ride Locations
The Park and Ride sites provide a total of 3170 parking spaces and the bus service runs every 10 minutes at peak times and every 15 minutes off-peak - subject to City centre traffic conditions
Parking in Chester Guide
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Chester Bus Exchange Stand A Chester's New Gorse Stacks Bus Interchange

Chester Bus Exchange

Chester's Local Bus Station is now located at Gorse Stacks at the end of Frodsham Street in Chester City Centre.
Traveline is available nationally by phone on 0871 200 22 33
Calls from landlines cost 10p per minute.
Typetalk is available on this number.
Mersey Travel Line Busses Frains Ferries 0151 236 7676

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Bus Operators

Stagecoach have taken over running of First Bus Services in January 2013

Arriva Bus Services

Arriva Number 1 Chester/Wrexham Arriva

Arriva Number 1 Chester and Wrexham

Arriva operate a regular Number 1 Service Between Chester and Wrexham

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Arriva Number 84 Chester/Crewe Arriva

Arriva Number 84 Chester to Crewe

Arriva operate a regular Number 84 Service Between Chester and Crewe, Nantwich and Tarporley

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Stagecoach Bus Services

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Stagecoach have replaced First as Bus Operators

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Coach Parking

Coach Parking Coach Parking

Coach Parking
Coach Parking
The Little Roodee Car Park

There are three coach drop off points in the City Centre.
1 - Junction of Northgate Street and Princess Street outside the old Odean Cinema
2 - Grosvenor Street
3 - Foregate Street outside of Argos

Dee Bee Bus Service Chester

Chester by Road

Chester by Road Chester can be reached by two motorways the M53 and the M56 from the North and the East. And also by the A51 and A41 from the South. From Wales the main roads in are the A55 and A548 from North Wales, A483 from Wrexham in the south, A494 from Ruthin from the west.

Routes into Chester City Centre

A540 - West Kirby, Hoylake, M56 Junction 16
A5116 - Birkenhead, Liverpool, (M56 Junction 16), Ellesmere Port
A41 - Birkenhead
M53 - Liverpool, Manchester, Warrington, (M53, M56, M6)
A51 - Manchester, Nantwich
A41 - Whitchurch, Shrewsbury, Wolverhampton, Birmingham
A483 - Wrexham
A55 - North Wales, Mold, Conwy
A5104 - North Wales, Mold, Corwen
A548 - Deeside, Mold, North Wales

Useful Links
Cheshire RoadWorks 01244 603551

The A55

The A55(T) Chester to Holyhead trunk road is the major highway route across North Wales.
It connects the port of Holyhead to the motorway network in England.
The A55 forms part of the Trans-European Road Network and, as such, forms part of Euroroute E22.
North Wales A55 Traffic Web Cams
A55 Traffic Alerts

Coaches and Excursions

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Ring Road

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National Express

2017 - All National Express coach services now Arriva and Depart from the new Chester Bus Exchange Gorse Stacks Chester stand 'N'

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National Express Coaches
Book tickets Online. Print your own ticket out and show it to the driver.

Coach Tickets can also be purchased in person from Chester Tourist Information Shop Northgate Street.
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National Express reservations line 08717 818178
Coach Tourism Information 0115 946 0607

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Trains from Chester to london
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Trains from Chester to Crewe
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Mersey Rail
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Trains from Chester to Shrewsbury
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Chester Railway Station
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Chester train station is a 10 minute walk from the city centre.
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The Bache train station is on the Liverpool line north of the city. It is a 20 minute walk to the city centre.
Chester is served by Mersey Rail electrical trains. See for more info.
Rail Information Tel : 08457 484950
National Rail Enquiries Tel : 08457 48 49 50


Group Travel Discounts are available on Merseyrail please email with the number of Adults and Children Travelling, Dates, Going From, Going To.

Chester to City Centre
For all rail passengers travelling to Chester there is a FREE bus service City Link which runs every six minutes from outside the Station Entrance. This bus service takes you right into the heart of the shopping centre and will also return you to the station. Simply show your rail ticket to the bus driver as you get on board.
Tel: (01244) 602666 for further details.

Virgin Trains Euston Service at Chester Station Platform 4B
Virgin Trains Euston Service at Chester Station Platform 4


Chester does not have a public airport. The closest airport to Chester is Liverpool John Lennon Airport (10 Miles)

Liverpool Airport

Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Liverpool John Lennon Airport

L24 1YD

General Enquiries - 0871 521 8484 (from the UK only) - see below for details
Flight Information (Automated Information Only - Real time departures and arrivals) - 0906 701 1111
Car Park Bookings - 0844 871 7496 (from the UK only) - Open 7 Days from 8am - 10pm

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Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport

M90 1QX
08712 710 711

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Airport Transfers

0870 874 1800
13 Seater Luxury Executive Bus
15 Seater Touring Bus
16 Seater
8 Seater
People Carriers
4 x 4's

Manchester Airport

Taxi from Chester to Manchester Airport is around £38, journey time is 45 minutes (this will increase at rush hour 8am-9am 4pm-6pm

There are two direct trains a day from Chester to Manchester Airport Operated by Arriva Leaving 18:49 Arriving 20:18 and Leaving 19:50 Arriving 21:18
Other Train Services operate via Crewe

Chester (Hawarden) Airport

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Welcome to Hawarden (Chester) Airport At Hawarden, you will find a personalised and efficient passenger and aircraft handling service, conveniently located near Chester, Manchester, Liverpool and North Wales. The airfield is owned and operated by Airbus UK, whose primary role is the manufacture of wings for the entire Airbus fleet.
Chester Handling Services As the corporate and VIP aircraft and passenger handling agent, we can offer a discreet and prompt service that is exclusive to VIP and corporate aircraft. Find out more about our full range of services, including Customs, Immigration and Special Branch clearances and aircraft charter. Click here for more information »
Hawarden Air Services We offer a range of parking, hangarage and aircraft servicing facilities. Avgas and Jet A1 fuel is available.

Taxis & Private Hire

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Abbey Taxis

01244 318 318
100 Foregate Street, Chester CH1 1HB.
Forest Street, Chester.

Abbey Taxis

Chester Private Hire
01244 344344
Fax 01244 399678

Chester Radio Taxis

55A Garden Lane
01244 382641

Globetrotters A-Z Airport Taxis

Airport Transfers
01244 371 888

Alpha Taxis

141 Brook Street
01244 349 349

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Kingkabs Chester
Chester's largest firm 250 cars. Fully computerised booking and dispatch system.
53 Bridge Street, Chester
30 City Road, Chester

01244 34 34 34

There is a Black Cab taxi rank outside Chester Railway Station on the left in front of Queens Hotel
Chester Station Black Cab Taxi Rank
Whatever your transport needs, contact Chester Minibus for a quote. Whether it is for airport transfers, a day or night out, sports events, Seaport transfers or corporate work. All of our vehicles are fully licensed by Chester City Council and are modern, clean and fitted with the latest safety devices. For large parties with loads of luggage, we have a trailer available to transport all your bags securely.

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Welcome to City Limousines Chester. We provide a high quality, friendly and flexible limousine service in and around the Chester area. Our vehicles are classic Lincoln Continentals which always draw a crowd and add an air of ‘sparkle’ to any occasion. Each car can comfortably sit up to 8 passengers and are available to suit your needs." Contact us now for more details and to organise your special event:
Freephone: 0800 2343638
(Free from landline only) Mobile: 07982 839291

Minibus Hire

MCA Luxury Mini-Bus Hire, is the premier Chester minibus hire company. Licensed to carry up to 16 passengers, we are a family run business. Operating our Chester minibus hire service from Saughall in Chester, we are only minutes away from the M53, M56 and M6 motorway network.

Our modern, well appointed and spotlessly clean minibuses are perfect for transporting your party of 1 to 16 passengers to and from Chester Races, Manchester Airport, Liverpool Airport, Ellesmere Port & many other events & places throughout the North West & beyond. Call us to hire a Chester minibus today!

With prices starting from only £30, we cater for all occasions & events:
• Airport / Seaport transfers
• Weddings
• Chester races
• Theatre visits
• School trips and contracts
• Days out
• Nightclubs

MCA Luxury Mini-bus Hire
Parkgate Road
01244 851209
Mob 07971 525096
Fax 01244 851112

Car Hire

Sixt Rent A Car Chester

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30 Bumpers Lane
Sealand Industrial Estate
Open Mon - Fri 08:00-17:30 & Sat 09:00-12:30

We offer a wide range of cheap car hire deals, valuable information on our fantastic car rental fleet, a large selection of online vehicle hire services and a UK-wide network - all supported with high quality customer service. Sixt - your first choice for low cost car hire.
Our fleet of hire cars contains a wide variety of makes, models and types of vehicles with options to suit absolutely any need
Economy Car Hire - If you are just looking for a simple run around or are hiring a car on a tight budget we have a range of great small cars available from a range of manufacturers including Ford, VW and Toyota.
Family Car Hire - For those occasions when you need to hire a car with more space we have a wide range of saloon cars and estates. If this is not enough space you could even consider hiring a 7 seat people carrier or a Minibus
Luxury Car Hire - To travel in true style during your rental check out our fleet guide for our range of luxury sports cars and convertibles
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AVIS Car Hire
Avis Car Hire is located 2 minutes walk from Chester Railway Station. Come out the station and turn right. The shop is located on Brook Street.
AVIS, 128 Brook Street, Chester, CH1 3DU
Tel : 01244 311463 Booking : 0870 60 60 100.

Hertz Rent A Car Chester

Hertz Rent A Car Chester

My P.A. Executive Cars

My P.A. Executive Cars
4 Old Port Square, Chester, Cheshire CH1 4JP 01244 490071


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Canals in Chester

Chester is on the Shropshire Union Canal. Which runs just outside the City Centre.
British waterways Navigation Road Northwich Cheshire CW8 1BH 01606 723 800

Chester Canal Heritage Trust

New Organisation !
The Chester Canal Heritage Trust has been formed by a small group of people who are interested in the history and workings of the waterways in the Chester area. They would like to ensure that the part the canal played in the history of Cheshire is recorded and tells the unique story for school children and other community groups, to ensure that the story of the canal is remembered in history. To achieve this they are developing educational materials for schools/groups and creating an archive of information. The story of the canal will be presented in a range of media for use in schools, exhibitions and presentations.
Information on Pubs & Restaurants, Shopping & Facilities, Good & Bad Moorings, Navigation Notes On the Shropshire Union Canal in and around Chester

Northgate Mooring in the Centre of Chester just off Cow Lane Bridge. 48 Hours Max
Canal Mooring

Some pubs outside the City Centre cater for Narrow Boats

Cheshire Cat
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Narrow Boat Hire

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Narrow Boat Hire
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Narrow Boat Hire
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The Cheshire Cycleway a 176 miles/282km journey through some of Cheshire's finest scenery , passing close to the Boat Museum, Chester Zoo, Ness Botanic Gardens, Hack Green Bunker, Stapeley Water Gardens, Dagfields, Bridgemere, Garden World, Jodrell Bank, Macclesfield Silk Museums and Arley Hall, Routes 5 and 56 of the Millennium Cycle Route pass close to Ness Botanic Gardens, Chester Zoo, Blue Planet Aquarium and the Boat Museum. There are special Biking the backroads, 13 mile/20km cycle trails around Anderton.

Another cycle route is the signals and saltmarsh. A ride around Willaston and Parkgate.
A gentle 19km/12 mile ride from Willaston to the Dee Estuary and back. (2-3 hours)

Chester to Connah's Quay Railway Path 1 Chester to Connah's Quay Railway Path 2 The Chester to Connah's Quay Railway Path. 5 Miles, Phase 1, Forming part of the North Wales Coastal Route from Chester to Bangor and Holyhead.

Cycle Storage Outside of Chester Town Hall
Cycle Storage Cycle Page


Chester Cycle Hire

Chester Cycle event

Cycle Chester

Chester successfully won a £2.4 million pound bid of funding for cycling initiatives over the next three years from the Cycling Demonstration Towns Project. Cheshire County Council and Chester City Council made a joint bid to win this funding in which half the highway authorities in England also submitted bids and detailed plans.

The project will give Chester and the other 17 demonstration towns selected, a share of the largest investment in cycling the country has ever seen, almost £100 million pounds. The money will transform these nominated towns into areas where cycling becomes a genuine option, improving the local environment, city centre congestion and fitness of 2.5 million people.

Cycle Routes in Chester

National Cycle Network Routes

Traffic Free Routes

North East Chester Low Traffic Access Routes

South East Chester Low Traffic Access Routes

South West Chester Low Traffic Access Routes

North West Chester Low Traffic Access Routes

Bike, Bicycle, Cycle Hire in Chester

Big Bills Bikes
Unit 48 Ellesmere Port Market Market Street Ellesmere Port CH65 6UD
01244 310 350

Davies Bros Cycle Hire Ltd
6 Cuppin Street Chester
01244 319 204

South Cheshire Cycle Hire
Farndon near Chester
01829 271 242

On occasions and subject to availability, this service is offered by
The Bike Factory,153-161 Boughton, Chester,telephone number 01244 317893.
They are situated about one mile from the City Centre, following the A51 Nantwich signs.

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Chester Cycle Routes 5,45,56,70,71
Leaflet with Map
Chester Cycle Routes Leaflet with Map


The extended Baker Way (13 miles/21km, 5 hours plus stops) links the heart of Chester with Delamere Forest Park. The core of the route is provided by the original Baker Way - a long established route from Christleton to Brines Brow picnic area. The original route was devised by members of the Mid Cheshire Footpaths Society and commemorates the life and work of Jack Baker, one-time footpaths officer for Cheshire County Council. The extended Baker Way provides links to bus and train services at both ends, allowing the route to be walked in either direction without the use of a car,

Cheshire Countryside

Health Routes Around Chester
We are currently developing a range of Healthy Routes, some of which will be suitable for cycling and wheelchair users. Follow the links below to view maps and directions.

Explore The Baker Way
A Walking guide to the Baker Way, Chester to Delamere or Delamere to Chester
Explore. Walking in Chester. The Baker Way

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Chester Transfers
Chester Transfers
0800 44 88 871
CHESTER TRANSFERS are an extremely reliable, professional firm, offering Taxi and Mini Bus travel and tourism options to potential customers in Chester, Flintshire and the surrounding areas.
Whether you're going to the Trafford Centre for a shopping spree or need to make an early flight at Manchester or Liverpool John Lennon airport, you can count on the team at Chester Transfers
As a company, We offer more than just a taxi / Private hire service. Chester Transfers are thoroughly experienced when it comes to organising the perfect day out for their customers, and their staff are able to personalise their service to customers' specific requirements. Whatever your personal preference, be it Theme Parks or Stately Homes, Shopping or Sightseeing, Chester Transfers can cater to you.
And their excursions come at exceptionally reasonable rates!

Chester Taxis

Chester Taxis
Chester Taxis

Welcome to Chester Taxis, Your local premier on line private hire airport taxi booking service.
In our endeavours to make booking your taxi as easy as possible we are very proud to introduce our on-line booking system powered by click-a-cab.
Simply click the ‘Instant Quote/Booking’ button and follow the easy steps to get an instant on-screen quotation then after a few more clicks of the mouse your booking will be complete!
Benefits To Booking Online
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Book 24 Hours a Day
Printable Receipt
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Prompt & Reliable
Clean, High Standard Vehicles
Taxis For Local & Long Journeys
Cars, 6 & 8 Seater Vehicle
Executive Cars & Chauffeur Service
We operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, all the vehicles are kept immaculately clean inside & out, and the drivers are always well presented, polite and helpful. We welcome contract work and account customers. We also accept all major Credit Cards.
Please contact us via e-mail or telephone if you have any queries, we look forward to driving you soon.

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