Commuting to Chester by Public Transport

Travelling with Confidence

A lot has been done since the start of the pandemic to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission on all forms of public transport, with operators working hard to keep passengers and their staff safe.

Arriva, the provider of services to Chester Business Park, are committed to ensuring users of the bus are as safe as possible, and have therefore produced ‘Safer Travel Guidance’, which can be seen below.

Before travelling by public transport, make sure you’re up to date with the latest Government guidance for travelling, which could vary depending on where you live. Follow the link below to find up to date Government guidance on using public transport.

Travel by Bus

Travelling by bus is an extremely convenient and cost-effective way of travelling around Chester. Although bus use is high in Chester, many people are unaware of the wide range of bus services available close to the Chester office. There are 2 regular services operating into Chester Business Park. This means there are 5 buses an hour throughout the day.

The two services which some into Chester Business Park are operated by Arriva. Below gives more details of these services.

Service 1 Sapphire
Wrexham – Chester
This high frequency service runs through the business park every 15 minutes in either direction.
View the timetable

Service X4
Mold – Chester
This is an hourly service between Ellesmere Port, Cheshire Oaks, Chester Railway Station and Mold via Chester Business Park, Broughton and Buckley.
View the timetable

A list of all other timetables in Chester can be seen on the Cheshire West and Chester Council website, by following the link below. You can also find more information about bus services on this website, or on the Arriva website, also linked below.

Travel by Train

The Chester office benefits from being close to Chester station, which is located just on the outskirts of the city centre on Station Road. Arriva bus services 1 and X4 provide a direct link between the train station and Chester Business Park, with over 5 buses an hour running between the two. The journey from Chester Business Park takes just under 15 minutes.

Alternatively, the 3 mile journey between the train station and Chester Business Park can be made by bike, taking around 20 minutes for the average cyclist. Check out our essential guide on cycling to Chester Business Park for further information.

Live Departures

View live departures from the local stations by following the links below, including up to date disruption information. You’ll also find more information about station facilities.

Planning a Journey

There are a number of great options available for those looking to plan a journey by public transport. There’s no need to spend time flicking through timetables to figure out which services work best for you – online journey planners do all that for you!

Below are some of our recommendations for planning a journey in and around Chester.

Paying for a Journey

Paying for journeys by public transport couldn’t be simpler. Use your contactless card or mobile device on the majority of bus services in the local area, making the occasional journeys by bus really easy. You can also purchase and store train tickets on your mobile, using handy travel apps.

If your journey is more regular, then you could be making some serious savings on season tickets rather than one off payments. We’ve created a handy ticket guide for Chester to help you figure out the best ticket for you!

Arriva Discounts

BAML staff have exclusive access to the best Arriva ticket deals available. The four week Wales and North West ticket is now available for £45, which is a 34% saving on standard prices. You can also now access NEW Flexi-Day tickets, available in bundles of 5, 10 or 20. Find out more on the guides below.

Additional Help and Support

If you need any more help or assistance in planning your commute, please get in touch with the MyCommute team. We can provide you with a Personalised Journey Plan to highlight all your travel options, or just provide some general commuting advice.