How to get to and from Manchester Airport from Chester
With only 35 miles between Chester and Manchester Airport, you can travel to and from the historic city easily via coach, car or train.
On average, the train from Chester to Manchester Airport takes around 1 hour 30 minutes but there are a few direct services that take just over an hour. Trains run frequently every weekday and throughout the weekend.
There are several daily buses between Manchester Airport and Chester which are quick and reasonably priced. The fastest services take around 50 minutes with most averaging out around 1 hour 15 minutes.
The drive to and from Chester and Manchester Airport via the M56 clocks in around 35 minutes, making it the quickest way to get between the two. There’s the option to hire a car from Manchester Airport, instead of running your own, and if you have an early flight you can book a hotel room near the airport to avoid being delayed by traffic.