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School Transport

Bus Service Information

We have a number of public scheduled services running in to school via the new bus terminus from Blacon, Saughall, Neston, Frodsham and Wrexham.

Service 16 is the main regular service that will bring students into Handbridge and stops at the bottom of Queens Park Road, less than a 3 minute walk from school.

Stagecoach services

Students can buy a 7 day mega rider pass for £6.  This includes stagecoach services covering the City of Chester, as far out as Saltney, Saughall, Moston Garage, Upton Wheatsheaf and Hoole Rd/M53 - and the onward Service 16 from the new terminus. Excludes Chester Park and Ride, Sight Seeing buses and School Bus S1.

neston to qphs

Service 22, Avon Buses
Departs Neston area at 0730-0740, arrives into Chester for 0819
Departs Chester 1529/1629, to arrive into Neston area for 1605/1705 
Daily Cost = around £3 for day ticket 

frodsham/elton to qphs

Service X2, Stagecoach 
Departs Frodsham Lloyds TSB Bank at 0715, arrives into Chester for 0814
Departs Elton, Shops at 0731, arrives into Chester for 0814.
Departs Chester at 1545, arrives into Elton, Shops at 1634 
Departs Chester at 1545, arrives into Frodsham Lloyds TSB Bank for 1647 
Daily Cost = £2 day ticket or £7 weekly ticket 

Service X30, Arriva North West
Departs Frodsham Lloyds TSB Bank at 0759, arrives into Chester for 0825
Departs Chester at 1533, arrives into Frodsham Lloyds TSB Bank for 1603
Daily Cost = £3.50 day ticket or £11.50 weekly ticket 

Mickle Trafford/Guilden Sutton/Vicars Cross to QPHS 

Service 28, Aintree Coachline/Arrowebrook Coaches
Departs Mickle Trafford at 0743, arrives into Chester for 0800
Departs Guilden Sutton at 0746, arrives into Chester for 0800
Departs Vicars Cross at 0750, arrives into Chester for 0800
Return board above Service X30 for Mickle Trafford alighting at 1645.
For Guilden Sutton board Service 28 at 1720 from Chester, alighting at 1740
For Vicars Cross, board Service 7 from Chester, operates every 20 mins from Chester.
Costs differ depending on operator, although daily cost will not exceed £4 

Hoole/Boughton/Upton/Blacon/Saughall to QPHS 

Various Commercial Services, operated by Stagecoach.
All services run at 15 min frequencies, daily fare £2 day ticket, £7 weekly.
Hoole – Chester Service 9,
Boughton/Huntington – Chester Service 5
Upton – Chester Service 51/53
Blacon – Chester Service 1/1A/15/15A
Saughall – Chester Service 15/15A
Blacon and Saughall – Service 15 bus operates from Saughall to Chester Bus Interchange via Blacon. Daily Fare is £3, which includes travel on connecting services from the City centre to School. Due to the quality partnership in Blacon, students can use stagecoach or arriva services and each operator will accept each other’s tickets, however, if students are planning to use Service 16 to Handbridge once they get to the bus exchange a ticket purchased from an Arriva bus will not be accepted on this service so a further fare will be required.  However if a Stagecoach bus is used the ticket will be valid for use on Service 16 at no further cost. 

For full services from Chester's new bus terminus please click here or download the document below. 

Any further new routes and services will be published on the Cheshire West and Chester Transport website

It includes links to the Traveline website where individual journeys can be mapped and also the Traveline phone number: 0871 200 22 33 There is also a link to download the itravel smart phone app – which is the free journey planning app for CWAC, which has up to date travel information, interactive maps and public transport timetables. There is also a public transport timetable order form – where individuals can order any local bus service timetable to be posted to them. As new services come on line with the new bus terminus this will be the most up to date source for services/timetables change between now and September. 

Free Transport Applications and further information 

For further information, free bus tickets and route planning this link will take you through to the Cheshire West and Chester Schools Transport Page. Since September 2015 travel assistance has only been offered to students attending their nearest school subject to the distance criteria.

For further information call 0300 123 7039 and ask to speak to a member of CWAC the transport team.

If you have any concerns or questions regarding school transport please e-mail: