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Travelling by Train

With four train stations nearby there are a few options for accessing regional and national rail services!  It is then a short onward journey to get to Sci-Tech Daresbury, whether by bus, taxi or bike.

There are two bus services connecting the stations (with the exception of Warrington Bank Quay) to campus; the 200 and the 62A. See the bus page for more detailed timetable information.

Warrington Central

6km north  |  Drive – 15 mins  |  Cycle – 28 mins  |  Bus – 21 mins (62A from Warrington Interchange)

There are typically eight trains an hour:

  • 4 to Liverpool Lime Street (Northern)
  • 1 to Norwich via Sheffield and Nottingham (East Midlands)
  • 2 to Manchester Oxford Road (Northern)
  • 1 to Manchester Airport (Northern)


6.6km west  |  Drive – 12 mins  |  Cycle – 25 mins  |  Bus – 43 mins (200 from Picow Farm Road)

There are typically six trains an hour:

  • 3 to Liverpool Lime Street (West Midlands and Virgin)
  • 1 to London Euston (Virgin)
  • 2 to Birmingham New Street (West Midlands)

Runcorn East

3.5km south  |  Drive – 10 mins  |  Cycle – 14 mins|  Bus – 25 mins (200 from the station bus stop)

There are typically three trains an hour:

  • 1 to Manchester Piccadilly via Warrington Bank Quay (Transport for Wales)
  • 1 to Llandudno via Chester (Transport for Wales)
  • 1 to Chester (Transport for Wales)

Warrington Bank Quay

5km north |  Drive – 18 mins  |  Cycle – 26 mins | No direct bus routes

Located on the West Coast Main Line and operated by Virgin, express services are offered to London, Birmingham and Scotland.

  • 2 to London Euston (one direct, one via Birmingham (Virgin))
  • 2 to Glasgow via Preston (Virgin)
  • 1 every 2 hours to Edinburgh via Preston (Virgin)
  • 1 to Manchester Piccadilly (Transport for Wales)
  • 1 to Llandudno via Chester (Transport for Wales)
  • 1 to Liverpool Lime Street (Northern)

There are some great journey planning tools and apps to plan your journey by train. The National Rail website is a good place to start where you plan a journey between two stations, see live departure boards, find out about season tickets and more. The National Rail app also offers many of these features.

There are significant savings to be had off tickets through the purchase of season tickets and rail cards as well as schemes such as the Commuter Club. The latter offers the same savings as buying an annual pass but with the benefit of only paying monthly and the ability to cancel at any time.