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 and Linenhall Car Park (CH1 2LP) on selected Sundays throughout 2020:

Sunday 26 January

Sunday 23 February

Sunday 29 March

Sunday 26 April

***Racing Season Underway***

Sunday 24 May

Sunday 14 June

Sunday 28 June

Sunday 12 July

Sunday 26 July

Sunday 23 August

Sunday 13 September

Sunday 27 September

***Racing Season Ends***

Sunday 25 October

Sunday 29 November

Sunday 27 December

Download the Free parking Flyer here

And don’t forget about our Park and Ride services for access to the city centre: for services, tickets and routes visit Cheshirewestandchester/parkandride

Download the Stagecoach Bus APP at

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 and get £1 off your parking by scanning your ticket in Chester Market!
  • Linenhall car park – CH1 2BD (FREE parking on selected Sundays)
  • NCP car park on Pepper Street, Chester, CH1 1DF
  • The Grosvenor Shopping Centre car park, Pepper Street, Chester, CH1 1EA
  • Brook Street car park – CH1 3HU
  • Delamere Street car park – CH2 2AY

By Park and Ride

Whether you’re a regular commuter, shopper, visitor or one-time day-tripper, the Park and Ride service provides a stress-free way to travel to and from Chester city centre.

Choose from four Park and Ride locations surrounding the city centre (all have the Park Mark safer parking award) where you can park for free, before hopping on the regular bus service to make the quick and easy trip to Chester.

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.

Chester City Centre Taxis

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

If you’re looking for an alternative way to experience Chester,  why not try a unique Indian Deva Tuk Tuk –  Chester’s first and only auto rickshaw Tuk Tuk with a private hire licence.

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

Abbey Taxis Tel01244 318318
Kingkabs Tel: 01244 343434

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

Visitor Information Centre opening times

Open all year round
  • Monday – Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
  • 9:30AM – 4:30PM
  • 9:00AM – 5:00PM
  • 10:00AM – 4:00PM

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