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Chester to Stratford upon Avon... can it be done by rail?

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Chester to Stratford upon Avon... can it be done by rail?

I am going to be visiting Chester June 2017.

I am wondering if I would be able to stop at Stratford upon Avon on my way from Chester to London. The rail system seems much more complicated then my rail travels of the '80s and 90's.

Im being to believe it would be easier to travel to London then do a day trip to Stratford.

If any one has ideas or experience to share I would appreicate hearing from you!

Regards,

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11. Re: Chester to Stratford upon Avon... can it be done by rail?

The Chester to London service is excellent, it takes 2hrs 3 mins and you stay on the same train. To me it would make better sense to do that, then use the super Chiltern service out of Marylebone as mentioned above to get to Stratford, or do the coach trip. Otherwise you are using slower trains and changing trains quite a bit. Doable but a bit of a pain. I regularly do day trips from Chester to London so as long as you have plenty to read a 2 hour train journey is no problem at all.

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12. Re: Chester to Stratford upon Avon... can it be done by rail?

Changing trains quite a bit? Twice at the most and Smethwick Galton Bridge is quite easy, just get on the correct lift! Personally, I still think it is a bit odd to go via London.

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13. Re: Chester to Stratford upon Avon... can it be done by rail?

I think it's both odd and pointless to do Chester to Stratford upon Avon via London.

14. Re: Chester to Stratford upon Avon... can it be done by rail?

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