There are 5 ways to get from Chester to Bolton by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Chester to Manchester Piccadilly

$21 - $31

Cheapest option

Train, line 582 bus  •  1 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Chester to Newton-le-Willows
  2. Take the line 582 bus from Leigh Bus Station to Bolton Interchange 582

$14 - $22

3 alternative options

Bus, line 19 bus  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Chester Bus Interchange to Warrington, Bus Interchange (Golden Square) X30
  2. Take the line 19 bus from Warrington, Bus Interchange (Golden Square) to Leigh Bus Station 19

$18 - $21

Taxi  •  51 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chester to Bolton 47.3 miles

$160 - $200

Drive  •  51 min

  1. Drive from Chester to Bolton 47.3 miles

$10 - $15

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The cheapest way to get from Chester to Bolton is to drive which costs £7 - £12 and takes 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chester to Bolton is to taxi which costs £120 - £160 and takes 51 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chester to Bolton. However, there are services departing from Chester Bus Interchange and arriving at Bolton, Great Moor Street (Carpark) via Warrington, Bus Interchange (Golden Square) and Leigh Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Chester to Bolton. However, there are services departing from Chester and arriving at Bolton via Manchester Oxford Road. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 34 min.

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The distance between Chester and Bolton is 33 miles. The road distance is 47.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Chester to Bolton without a car is to train which takes 1 h 34 min and costs £16 - £24.

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It takes approximately 1 h 34 min to get from Chester to Bolton, including transfers.

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Chester to Bolton bus services, operated by Arriva North West, depart from Chester Bus Interchange station.

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Chester to Bolton train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, depart from Chester station.

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The best way to get from Chester to Bolton is to train which takes 1 h 34 min and costs £16 - £24. Alternatively, you can bus and line 19 bus, which costs £13 - £17 and takes 2 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Chester to Bolton.
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  • Distance: 33.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 34 min

What companies run services between Chester, England and Bolton, England?

Arriva Trains Wales operates a train from Chester to Bolton hourly. Tickets cost $16 - $25 and the journey takes 1 h 1 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chester to Bolton via Warrington, Bus Interchange (Golden Square) and Leigh Bus Station in around 2 h 55 min.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Chester to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $25
First Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
Train from Chester to Newton-le-Willows
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $16
First Anytime Day Single
$15 - $23
Bus operators
Arriva North West
Phone
0344 800 44 11
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chester Bus Interchange to Warrington, Bus Interchange (Golden Square)
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Network Warrington
Phone
01925 634296
Email
travelcentre@networkwarrington.co.uk
Website
warringtonboroughtransport.co.uk
Bus from Warrington, Bus Interchange (Golden Square) to Leigh Bus Station
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
warringtonboroughtransport.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Chester to Bolton
Ave. Duration
51 min
Estimated price
$160 - $200
Comcab Liverpool
Phone
+44 151 298 2222
Website
comcab-liverpool.co.uk
Taxi In Liverpool
Phone
+44 151 236 1915

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Chester to Bolton bus services, operated by Network Warrington, arrive at Leigh Bus Station.

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Chester to Bolton train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, arrive at Manchester Piccadilly station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chester to Bolton is 47 miles. It takes approximately 51 min to drive from Chester to Bolton.

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