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Getting to Chester from Manchester Airport

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Getting to Chester from Manchester Airport

Hi, myself and my husband and 3 kids are flying to Manchester next week. From the airport we need to get to Chester. Can anyone advise me the cheapest and best way to do this... Car... Train.. Bus??

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1. Re: Getting to Chester from Manchester Airport

I was going to suggest the train, but with 5 of you it's probably best to get a taxi using a company that specialises in airport transfers.

Hopefully someone else can recommend a decent Manchester or Chester based company that would be able to do this.

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2. Re: Getting to Chester from Manchester Airport

I would pre book private taxi/transfer. "PennyW" who frequents this site has recommended one or two in the past, one of which I think is Parkers. Hopefully Penny will supply more information.

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3. Re: Getting to Chester from Manchester Airport

Chester based company would be best as they will know Chester and not be totally reliant on Sat Nav

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4. Re: Getting to Chester from Manchester Airport

A taxi/ minibus will cost around £45-£50 so unless your children are very young combined rail fares could well be close to that

Go for a well established. Chester firm such as KingKabs or Abbey Taxis ( niot an endorsement as have never used either for airport transfer) Check carefully as some firms who quote cheaper fares wait for other arrivals to fill up the minibus to keep costs down so you could be waiting around the airport for a couple of hours

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5. Re: Getting to Chester from Manchester Airport

There are specialist airport taxis which would be better value than KingKabs or Abbey Taxies though I see they advertise Airport transfers. We used to use Parkers which were excellent, I think they are online nowadays, but we prebook parking and drive ourselves now. The train will involve a change at Crewe or Manchester and if there is a gang of you more hassle than it would be worth.

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6. Re: Getting to Chester from Manchester Airport

I used Omega Transfers in April to get from Liverpool to Manchester Airport which cost £50.

I thought they only operated out of Liverpool, but looking at their website it looks like they might operate out of other places in the North West.

Might be worth getting a quote from them.

http://omegatransfers.com/

Edited: 22 October 2015, 16:57
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7. Re: Getting to Chester from Manchester Airport

Speedie Cars are good value so may be worth a try - 01978262829 - http://wrexhamtaxi.co.uk/. We paid £48.00, but I'm not sure if it would be more for 5 passengers.

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8. Re: Getting to Chester from Manchester Airport

If there are five of you with bags you will probably need a mini bus or people carrier rather than car.

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