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Train from Heathrow to Chester

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Cold Lake, Canada
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Train from Heathrow to Chester

We will be flying from Canada to London's Heathrow at the end of this month, landing early in the morning. We hope to go to Chester from the airport via train. Please tell me the best place to board the train. Should I pre-purchase our tickets from Canada? These are the outward station choices on an on-line ticket purchase site:

Heathrow Airport T123

Heathrow Airport T4

Heathrow Airport T5

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1. Re: Train from Heathrow to Chester

As far as I am aware, the stations at Heathrow only link with the London Underground system. You will more than likely need to use this to get into London and then take a train from London Euston mainline to Chester.

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2. Re: Train from Heathrow to Chester

Ps. terminals 1,2,3,4 stations are all on the same loop, not sure about the new terminal 5.

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3. Re: Train from Heathrow to Chester

There isn't a mainline station at Heathrow so you would have to take the Underground to Euston to pick up the train to Chester.

Follow the signs to the Underground and take the Piccadilly Line to Green Park then change on to the Victoria Line northbound to Euston for the mainline train to Chester. 60 minutes on the Underground then slightly over 2 hours to Chester.

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4. Re: Train from Heathrow to Chester

These days you can't get a bus service to somewhere like Watford to pick up the north bound train.

So you'd really have to book your tickets from London to Chester and pick them up at Euston Station using the fasticket option

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5. Re: Train from Heathrow to Chester

Thanks so much for your help,

We will take the tube to London (mind the gap!) then take a train from there to Chester.

We are also thinking about renting a car but I am a little worried about driving in England - on the different side of the road.

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6. Re: Train from Heathrow to Chester

Driving is fine once you get used to it. The key is to pick the car up somewhere easy (not centre of towns) and get used to roundabouts and the gearstick. If you want an automatic, be sure to book it as early as possible as most cars will be manual (stick shift).

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7. Re: Train from Heathrow to Chester

There is an AVIS car rental office about 5 mins walk from Chester Train Station. Come out of the Station and turn right, its just on the corner on the opposite side of the road.

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8. Re: Train from Heathrow to Chester

You ask about pre-purchasing the ticket. Look at www.britpass.com particularly if you plan other rail trips in the UK. Rail travel here is very expensive -a single ticket Heathrow-Chester would cost over £100 if bought at the station on the day so the pass (only purchasable abroad) could save you a lot of money.

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