Day Trips from the Mid Cheshire Line - with just one change

There are many place to visit from your Mid Cheshire Line railway station with just one change.

These include

Direct from Chester – Birmingham, Conwy, Cardiff, Church Stretton, Hereford, Holyhead, Leominster, Liverpool, Llandudno, London, Ludlow, Shrewsbury

Direct from Stockport – Birmingham, Bristol, Buxton, Cardiff, Cleethorpes, Hereford, London, Macclesfield, Nottingham, Sheffield, Shrewsbury, Stoke-on-Trent

Direct from Manchester - Arnside, Blackpool, Bolton, Carlisle, Durham, Edale, Edinburgh, Hull, Glasgow, Kendal, Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle, Scarborough, Windermere, York 

These are the main destinations possible from Mid Cheshire Line stations. 

They can all be reached for a return trip starting after 0730 and giving you at least 5 hours at your destination. 

Times and fares of trains are available on the Northern website or the National Rail website. 

The fares to some destinations may seem high for a day trip but can be reduced by looking for:

     -   Off-Peak Return or Day Return fares – starting after 09:00 or 09:30
     -   DUO fares  -  starting after 09:00 or 09:30 and then searching for fares for 2 adults
                                travelling together
     -   Railcard fares
     -   Advance tickets
     -   Day Ranger or Rover tickets
     -   Special tickets at certain times of the year eg Arriva Club 55 in the winter months

If the main part of the journey is not by Northern but by another train company then try that company’s website eg Arriva Trains Wales to Cardiff, TransPennine Express to Glasgow and Edinburgh, or Virgin to London.


Click below for how to the Take the Train on the Mid Cheshire Line 


This information is about the Mid Cheshire Line and its services (which run from Chester to Manchester via Altrincham and Stockport). 
It has been prepared by members of MCRUA (Mid Cheshire Rail Users Association) for the Community Rail Partnership.
There is much more information about Northern’s services on their website
Timetables for the Line are available at station dispensers, ticket offices and for download from Northern. 
The Mid Cheshire Line leaflet gives details about places to visit along the Line and is available at ticket offices and to download.

Line News & Events


    20th June 2019 - 23rd June 2019

    Take the train to the Knutsford Music Festival ....

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    10th June 2019

    Sally Buttifant, our former rail officer has been honoured with an MBE .....

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    There are Music Trains planned for June and July including a lunchtime special....

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    31st March 2019

    The Mid Cheshire Line Art Exhibtion has opened on Stockport Railway Station ....

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    14th May 2019

    Two Mid Cheshire 'Music Trains' lined up for May ....

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    There is engineering work on the Mid Cheshire Line during June 2019 ....

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This site has been re-designed using funding from the Designated Community Rail Development Fund - thank you to DfT, Network Rail and the Association of Community Rail Partnerships for their support.

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