Accessible Cheshire

Accessible Cheshire

Although Cheshire and Warrington is predominantly a rural area it benefits from unrivalled accessibility to the country’s major land, air and sea routes.

As a result, travel times to London from the subregion are from 90 minutes by train and three hours by road. The flight time to London’s main airports from Manchester is just 55 minutes.

Quick and easy travel throughout the region and the wider UK is possible thanks to convenient access to the national motorway network, in particular the M6 and M62. Meanwhile, fast travel times within the sub-region can be achieved via the M56 and M53 motorways.

In terms of travel by train, Crewe is the hub of the North West rail network and the West Coast Mainline Service is the main arterial link between England, Wales and Scotland. There are more than 40 trains from Crewe to London each day. Opportunities for international travel and trade from Cheshire and Warrington are enhanced by the area’s proximity to two major airports - Manchester Airport (the UK’s busiest outside
London) and Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

Businesses in the sub-region also have access to good quality maritime trade links via the Port of Liverpool and the Manchester Ship Canal.

Warrington to By Distance
Birmingham Road 79 miles
Cardiff Road 188 miles
Edinburgh Road 215 miles
Glasgow Road 213 miles
London Road 194 miles
London Air 45mins
Liverpool JLA Road 13 miles
Liverpool Centre Road 18 miles
Manchester Airport Road 15 miles
Manchester Centre Road 19 miles

Approximate train journey durations

From To Time
Birmingham Crewe 47mins
Bristol Crewe 2hrs 30mins
Cardiff Crewe 2hrs 27mins
Edinburgh Warrington 2hrs 47mins
Glasgow Warrington 2hrs 39mins
Lake District Warrington 55mins
Leeds Warrington 1hr 21mins
London Chester 2hrs 2mins
London Crewe 1hr 30mins
Milton Keynes Crewe 1hr 6mins
Nottingham Crewe 1hr 51mins
Stoke-on-Trent Crewe 25mins