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Travel in Chester

Travelling in and around Chester and West Cheshire:

Download your guide to parking in Chester here:

Parking in Chester

- Map of Cheshire West and Chester

- Public Transport

- Public Tranport maps

- Bus timetables

- Journey Planning

- Park and Ride

- Park and Ride Map

- Chester's new Bus Interchange

Get up to £10 off your first ride with Uber here.

Hire a Car

Hiring a car gives you the freedom to explore Chester and the surrounding area at your own pace. Whether you're visiting the city for business or leisure, enjoy the flexibility renting a car offers.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car offer great everyday low rates and a wide variety of rental cars for every occasion and budget. And, with more than 320 locations throughout the UK, there's always a branch nearby. Book online at or call 0870 350 3000.

You can hire a car from Europcar in Chester, picking up at Bumpers Lane in the Sealand Industrial Estate. You'll need your driving licence, a valid credit card and some proof of identity such as your passport or your national identity card to hire a vehicle.

Booking in advance online can save you money, and also offers the peace of mind that your vehicle will be ready to go when you are. Europcar's car rental station is open around the clock, so you can pick up the car whenever suits you best.

Sixt rent a car offer affordable and luxury car hire across the North West and Worldwide. with many locations in the UK there will always be a branch available for you to hire from so visit them to find out which location is best for your journey.

Nationwide Hire have a free delivery and collection service for your convenience. They offer a great range of cars and even minibuses if you want to travel in larger groups. You can book online here and get 20% off: or freephone 0500 053 899.

Get a Taxi

All Hackney Carriage Taxis (Black Cabs) in Chester are Fully Licensed and Insured for 'Public Hire'. There are some Taxi Ranks around Chester City Centre which operate 24 hr, and some which are just evening / nightime ranks.

24-hour ranks:

  • Chester Railway Station
  • Princess Street - behind town hall
  • Bridge Street - bottom next to white friars
  • Foregate Street - outside Primark

Evening / Night Time Ranks:

  • Bridge Street - top right hand side near cross
  • Foregate Street - bus stop on City Road roundabout
  • Frodsham Street - right hand side halfway down
  • Northgate Street - next to old Odeon
  • Northgate Street - opposite forum
  • Northgate Street - outside Rb's
  • Northgate Street - opposite Coach House
  • St John Street - left hand side
  • St Werburgh Street - opposite Cathedral
  • Eastgate Street - under Clock

Some approximate prices for Hackney Carriages in Chester:

  • Chester Zoo – From £9 - £10 from Chester train station

  • Cheshire Oaks -  From £13 - £15

  • City centre from the train station – From £5 - £6

  • Chester Racecourse from Train station  - From £6

Other Taxi numbers:

Chester Radio Taxis - 01244 372372

Chester Taxicall - 01244 458458 or 01244 458999 (credit card)

Chester Taxi Services - 01244 421024 or 01244 794793(Online booking & credit cards)

* Please note that you can now purchase Arriva bus tickets from Chester Visitor Information Centre.

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