Directions from Chester to Bolton

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Recommended option

Train Arriva Trains Wales  •  1 h 36 min

$21 - $32

Cheapest option

Bus, line 37 bus  •  2 h 39 min

  1. 5 / ...
  2. 37

$15 - $17

4 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 50 min

$19 - $29

Bus, line 360 tram, line 540 bus  •  3 h 26 min

  1. X30
  2. 360
  3. 540

Taxi  •  51 min

  1. 47.3 miles

$170 - $210

Drive  •  51 min

  1. 47.3 miles

$10 - $15

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

You can take a train from Chester to Bolton via Manchester Oxford Road in around 1 h 36 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chester to Bolton via Manchester Airport The Station, Manchester Airport, Manchester, and Manchester City Centre, Princess St/Arora (Hotel) in around 2 h 39 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
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $26
First Anytime Day Single
$26 - $40
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Bolton
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Chester to Bolton
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Arriva Merseyside
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Tram from Warrington, Bus Interchange (Golden Square) to Wigan, Sovereign Rd/Darlington St (Council Offices)
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus operators
easyBus
Bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport The Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
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 4 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Wigan, Warrington Ln/Walmersley St (Church) to Bolton, Blackhorse Street/Great Moor Street (Carpark)
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Chester to Bolton
Ave. Duration
51 min
Estimated price
$170 - $210
Comcab Liverpool
Phone
+44 151 298 2222
Website
comcab-liverpool.co.uk
Taxi In Liverpool
Phone
+44 151 236 1915

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Chester and Bolton is 53 km. The road distance is 76 km.

The cheapest way to get from Chester to Bolton is to drive which costs £7 - £11 and takes 51 min.

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

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chester and arriving at Bolton. Services depart six times a week. The journey takes approximately 1 h 50 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Chester to Bolton. However, there are services departing from Chester, Railway Station and arriving at Bolton, Bradshawgate/Shiffnall Street (The Alma Inn) via Manchester Airport and Manchester City Centre, Princess St/Arora (Hotel). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 39 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 36 min to get from Chester to Bolton, including transfers.