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Getting from Chester to Manchester couldn’t be simpler
With Transport for Wales, you can hop on the train and get to Manchester in just over an hour!

Our trains run all day, approximately every thirty minutes, and with our Anytime tickets, there’s plenty of flexibility for travel planning.

With no train changes, you can relax and enjoy the hospitality our service has to offer, and once in Manchester, with its dramatic industrial heritage all around you, you can experience this exciting cosmopolitan city and its reinvention as a centre for arts, culture and, of course, high end retail.

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Manchester, with its excitingly vibrant culture, has plenty to offer the day tripper. A full calendar of year-round festivals and attractions - including the magical Christmas Market, world class restaurants, galleries, museums, and enough shopping opportunities to keep you busy for a very long time. 

Both Manchester Arndale and intu Trafford retail outlets can rival London’s Oxford Street for designer stores, with the latter incorporating the IMAX cinema, Legoland Discovery and the fabulous Sea Life centre. 

Manchester has something for everyone, whether you’re travelling there for business or pleasure. 

We have a range of ticket options available, designed to save you both money and hassle. By downloading our easily accessible app, you can find the best deals on Advance tickets and all of our lowest available fares.  

  • Why choose Transport for Wales?
    • Transport for Wales put the passenger at the heart of every journey. We consider your comfort, ease of travel, and safety concerns first and foremost. Operating throughout Wales and the West of England, Transport for Wales makes sure you reach your destination feeling relaxed.
  • What types of train tickets can you get?
  • Do the trains have free Wifi?
    • The majority of our trains offer free WiFi, allowing you to use your mobile devices while you travel.
  • What safety precautions are in place on TfW trains?
    • We are dedicated to keeping our passengers and staff safe and have implemented a number of precautions in our stations and on trains to ensure this.
      • Our trains, stations, and concourses are subjected to frequent, enhanced cleaning using recommended products.
      • Motion-sensor sanitiser dispensers are readily available on trains, concourses and in stations for customers and staff
      • Contactless payment is encouraged wherever possible
    • For more details, follow this link.

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