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Planning your day is simple

Planning a day or night out has never been easier. Add a destination or event to quickly get train times, directions and create your custom plan.
Plans can be made up to 12 weeks in advance. Train times after 12 weeks are not available yet, but will be nearer the time.

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Planning your day is simple

Add your destinations
Select your train times
View and share your plan

Let's get started

Your Day Planner

BelowTo the right are your events for the day. You can remove events, or if you wish to add more simply browse for more things to do.

On the right you will see we have included a journey planner to help you organise your time and find train times which are available on your day.
Plans can be made up to 12 weeks in advance. Train times after 12 weeks are not available yet, but will be nearer the time.

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The Lanterns at Chester Zoo

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The Lanterns at Chester Zoo returns for yet another magical night time journey through the zoo.

 

This Christmas, as twilight falls across Chester Zoo a magical Christmas sorting office comes to life. The zoo will be transformed into an enchanting world full of illumination and spellbinding theatrical adventure.

The Lanterns at Chester Zoo will be unlike anything you’ve experienced before.  With incredible lanterns, performance and a sprinkle of Chester Zoo magic, it’s a perfect, heart-warming and memorable festive event for all generations.

For more information or to purchase The Lanterns at Chester Zoo tickets click here.

For more information on our Merseyrail and Chester Zoo combination ticket click here.

 

Nearest Stations

From Chester station you can get a connecting bus with your Combination Ticket that will take you to Chester Zoo. The X8 bus service leaves from stop S5 outside of Chester train station and takes you to Chester Zoo main entrance in approximately 15 minutes. The last bus transfer from the zoo to Chester station leaves at 8.10pm, Monday to Saturdays and 7.23pm on Sundays and bank holidays.

  • Chester

Day Saver - Unlimited off-peak travel for £5.10 or less

Day Saver  - Unlimited off-peak travel for £5.10 or less

A Merseyrail Day Saver is valid for unlimited travel after 9.30am weekdays and all day weekends and bank holidays from just £3.80!

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A Family of 5 travel for just £11!*

A Family of 5 travel for just £11!*

*A Merseyrail Family Ticket covers up to a family of 5 for unlimited travel after 9.30am weekdays and all day on weekends and bank holidays. The ticket covers children aged 5 - 15 travelling with 1 or 2 adults.

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