How to find Riverside Campus
By Car (Sat Nav - CH1 1SL)
The Riverside Campus is in Chester City Centre and is accessible via all of the main routes into Chester.
From the A5116/Liverpool Road
Take the third exit at the Fountains Roundabout onto the A5268/St Martins Way (signposted North Wales, All through Traffic). Continue forward down St Martins Way, through several sets of traffic lights and onto Nicholas Street until reaching another major roundabout (the Grosvenor Road Roundabout). At the roundabout, take the third exit onto the A483 (signposted North Wales, Lache, Saltney). Turn left onto Castle Drive (this turning can be found immediately following a set of traffic lights with the Racecourse on your right). Once on Castle Drive you will see a long-stay pay and display car park on your right (the little Roodee Car Park costs £3.00 for up to 3 hours and £4.90 for 3 to 6 hours). Exiting the car park on foot and continuing along Castle Drive (with the river on your right), Riverside is 200 yards on your left.
If you are visiting on an Open Day, parking arrangements may be different. Please visit our Open Day Pages to check the details for the day.
From the A56/Hoole Way
At the roundabout at the end of the A56, take the third exit signposted North Wales, All through Traffic. At the next roundabout, take the second exit signposted North Wales, All through Traffic, and then follow the instructions from St Martins Way in the A5116 directions above.
From the A51
Turn left into Grosvenor Park Road and follow the A5268 round in the direction of the A483/North Wales/Wrexham. After approximately 1/2 mile on the A5268 (Vicar's Lane/Pepper Street/Grosvenor Street), at the Grosvenor Road Roundabout take the second exity onto the A483 (signposted North Wales, Lache, Saltney). take the first left onto Castle Drive, and then follow the instructions from Castle Drive in the A5116 directions above.
From the A483
After crossing the bridge over the River Dee, take the first right onto Castle Drive, and then follow the instructions from Castle Drive in the A5116 directions above.
Chester is well served by the railway network and has frequent, fast rail links to London and major cities in the UK. Journey times are: London 2hrs 10mins, Birmingham 1hr 45mins, Manchester 1hr. The University is twenty minutes' walk from Chester Railway Station, and a taxi will cost approximately £5. A bus service runs at regular intervals between the Railway Station and Chester City Centre. Our Campus is only ten minutes' walk from the city centre
Chester has regular National Express Coach services from most towns and cities in the UK to the Delamere Street Bus Depot.
Manchester International Airport is 30 miles from Chester and can be reached in 40 minutes by road or 1hr 30 mins by rail. Liverpool Airport is 25 miles from Chester and can be reached in 35 minutes by road.
Holyhead and Liverpool both have ferry ports, which are within easy reach of Chester by road and rail. Holyhead is 1hr 30mins by rail or 2hrs by road and has ferries to Dublin in Eire. Liverpool is 45mins by rail and 40mins by road and has ferries to Belfast, Dublin and Douglas, Isle of Man.