1 Wrexham – Chester

Wrexham - Chester

A relaxing trip on one of Arriva’s Sapphire’s premium bus services between the Welsh town of Wrexham to the historic town of Chester with its extensive Roman walls made of local red sandstone.


Adult day ticket £6.50, child day ticket £4.30 and family ticket £13.00

Travel Type:


No. of Attractions:

5 places to visit

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Journey Duration:

45 minutes

Route Frequency:

Every 15 minutes (every 30 minutes on a Sunday)

Starting point:

Wrexham Bus Station

How to get here

Journey fact:

Wrexham is host to four festivals! This includes a literary festival, a food and drink festival, an international music festival and the UK's first festival of football culture, Wal Goch.

Journey Overview

Discover the ultimate travelling experience with the number 1 bus operated by Arriva, providing a seamless journey between Wrexham and Chester. This premium bus service takes you through picturesque landscapes and offers an array of pubs along the way for you to enjoy. The best part? You can easily pay for your trip by simply tapping on and off with your debit card.

As you leave Wrexham keep an eye out for the dogs on the pillar in-front of a beautiful estate. We go through some beautiful villages – so keep your eyes open for castles, mills and sheep!

Gateway to the number 1: You can get trains to Wrexham General Railway Station from Holyhead, Cardiff Central and Birmingham.

If you are planning on doing the route in return, Megabus operate routes to Chester from London.


A Fab Day Out!

The bus leaves via the leafy town of Wrexham. As you leave Wrexham via the former Acton estate keep an eye out for the four dogs of the pillars which date back to 1820. The original four dogs were replaced with the current reproductions in 1982 and one of the originals is on display at Wrexham Museum.

You will go through the village of Rossett on the journey, pronounced Yr Orsedd in Welsh. As you travel through keep an eye out for the 16th-century mill.

After Rossett you will go through Lavister the home of The Grosvenor Pulford Hotel and Spa – a fantastic place to stop off for afternoon tea, a Sunday roast or even for a relaxing afternoon in the Spa!

In no time you’ll be heading over the River Dee into the town of Chester. To your left you’ll see Chester Racecourse and on your right Chester Castle, Agricola Tower and Castle Walls. Fancy exploring more of the castle walls? Well you can walk around the entire Castle Walls in Chester.

You will be in Chester in no time with a journey only taking 45 minutes.

The best place to alight the bus is Grosvenor Street where you can head up Bridge Street and you will spoilt for choice for a refreshing drink after your trip.

On your way back don’t worry about your phone battery and the USB chargers, free WIFI and table seating keep you connected on your way back to Wrexham.

The frequent buses make it perfect for a pub crawl. A few of the top pubs on the route include Nelsons Bar in Pulford, the Golden Lion and the Alyn in Rossett, the Trevor Arms in Marford, the Plough and the Beeches in Gresford.

How to get here...

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Places to visit & things to do on this journey

Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa

Chester Cathedral

Chester City Walls

Eastgate Clock

Chester Racecourse

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Wrexham Bus Station Spot 7

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