Arriva Trains Wales operates a train from Chester to Bolton hourly. Tickets cost $17 - $27 and the journey takes 55 min. Alternatively, EasyBus operates a bus from Chester to Bolton hourly. Tickets cost $12 and the journey takes 40 min.
From Chester train to Manchester Oxford Road then train to Bolton. 1 h 36 min £18. From Chester train to Bolton. 1 h 50 min £17. From Chester, Railway Station bus to Manchester Airport then bus to Bolton. 2 h 50 min £11. From Chester taxi to Bolton. 51 min £152. From Chester drive to Bolton. 51 min £8.