As one of the country's oldest learning establishments, the University of Chester has a long tradition of academic excellence and innovation. Today, it is attended by almost 17,000 students from all over the world, who are enrolled in one of the over 470 course combinations on offer at the uni.
Chester University is easy to reach by a variety of transport options – which also makes it easy for students to enjoy the city's historic charm and modern nightlife
Travelling to Chester
The university is made up of a number of campuses: the original Parkgate Road Campus; the Kingsway Buildings; the Riverside Campus; and the new Queen's Park Campus in Handbridge. There is also the Thornton Science Park, just outside of Chester, and another campus at Warrington.
Chester is connected to the rest of the country via fast, frequent rail services to London, Manchester, Birmingham and other destinations, including four trains to Liverpool each hour.
The campuses are about 20 to 30 minutes' walk from the Chester Railway Station. There are also regular buses between the railway station and the city centre, which is about a 10 to 15-minute walk from most campuses.
Thornton Science Park can be accessed via the Ellesmere Port, Helsby or Chester railway stations, while the Warrington Campus is closest to the Birchwood Station, about 20 minutes' walk from campus.
Bus and coach
There are a number of National Express coaches linking Chester to destinations across the UK – these arrive at the Delamere Street Bus Depot, situated less than 10 minutes' walk from the Parkgate Road Campus.
Chester is also served by an extensive network of local buses – details of timetables, routes and operators can be found here
The Warrington bus station is also served by National Express, and you can get local bus numbers 24 and 25 from the station to campus.
Cycling is a green and cost-effective way to get to any of the Chester University campuses, with multiple cycling routes
across the city. The university also provides bike storage on campus and fix-it stations for bike maintenance.
Chester itself has good road links throughout the country via the M53, and all the campuses are easily accessed by car. Simply enter the following postcodes in your sat nav:
- Parksgate Road Campus: CH1 4AR
- Kingsway Buildings: CH2 2LB
- Riverside Campus: CH1 1SL
- Queen's Park Campus: CH4 7AD
- Thornton Science Park: CH2 4NU
- Warrington Campus: WA2 0DB
Parking is available on all campuses, but in some cases requires a permit and is usually first-come, first-served. Alternatives include making use of Chester's Park and Ride
locations or using city centre car parking
Commute by car share to Chester University
To help make your commute to the University of Chester a little more pleasant (and much cheaper, too), try organising a ride through Liftshare. By blagging a ride (or sharing your car) with fellow students or colleagues, you'll be doing your part to help the environment, all while saving money on petrol and parking. It's a great way to meet people, too!