How to Get Here

Chester is accessible wherever you’re coming from and however you choose to get here. Our compact walled city is easily explored on foot and public transport.

Check out the official award winning journey-planning app to discover up to date travel information, interactive maps and public transport timetables to get around Chester. If you need an overnight stay or are looking for a short break, then accommodation in Chester comes in a variety of styles that cater for all tastes and budgets. There is a fantastic range of stylish hotels – from boutique to luxury 5* you will be assured of the highest standards.

Enjoy FREE PARKING at Chester Racecourse from 10am:

  • Sunday 29 November*
  • Friday 4th – Sunday 6th December
  • Friday 11th – Sunday 13th December
  • Friday 18th – Sunday 20th December
  • Sunday 27 December*

*free parking at Chester Racecourse and Linenhall open air car park

By Car

Chester is linked directly to the national motorway system via the M53. London and all of the major regions in the UK are easily accessible from the city.

Chester has a choice of city centre car parks including:

  • Market car park – CH1 2HH scan your ticket to get £1 off
  • Linenhall car park – CH1 2BD
  • Chester Racecourse CH1 2LY
  • NCP Pepper St, Chester, CH1 1DF 24 hours for £5! Learn how
  • The Grosvenor Shopping Centre, Pepper ST, Chester, CH1 1EA
  • Brook Street car park – CH1 3HU
  • Delamere Street car park – CH2 2AY

By Park and Ride

Park & Ride services are  is now partially reopened.

Details here.

By Chester City Centre Taxis

There are many taxi firms including Hackney Carriage Black Cabs serving Chester.

Here are two city centre taxi companies to help you get around the city:

Abbey Taxis Tel 01244 318318

Kingkabs Tel: 01244 343434

By Public Transport

Where to find help for bus and rail timetables:

Download the itravel smart phone app – a free journey planning app for Cheshire West and Chester, with up to date travel information, interactive maps and public transport timetables.

You can also call Traveline for timetable information for any bus, rail or coach service in the UK on 0871 200 22 33 (calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras) open seven days a week from 8am to 8pm.

Useful Information

We look forward to welcoming you to Chester city centre.


During your visit to Chester, you may spot our bowler hat-wearing CH1ChesterBID Welcome Ambassadors in the city centre – they are our walking, talking information centres and are ready to offer a  friendly welcome and assistance. If you see them whilst you’re out and about, please feel free to stop and ask any questions and they will be happy to help.

More advice can be found at the Chester Visitor Information Centre, conveniently located by the historic Town Hall on Northgate Street, opposite the Cathedral. The experienced, knowledgeable team will be delighted to assist with local accommodation, public transport, city centre events, tours of Chester, maps & guidebooks, information for those with disabilities, Chester souvenirs, attraction tickets and much, much more!

Contact 01244 405240 or welcome@chestervic.co.uk

Visitor Information Centre opening times

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Monday 9:30am 4:30pm
Tuesday 9:30am 4:30pm
Wednesday 9:30am 4:30pm
Thursday 9:30am 4:30pm
Friday 9:30am 4:30pm
Saturday 9:00am 5:00pm
Sunday 10:00am 4:00pm
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