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Travelling from Bolton to Chester by train

Fast trains from Bolton to Chester take around 1 hour and 14 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 52 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Bolton and Chester.

Are there direct trains from Bolton to Chester?

Journeys between Bolton and Chester usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 42 departures on the route from Bolton to Chester every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 34 departures.

How long is the train journey from Bolton to Chester?

The Bolton to Chester train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 14 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Bolton to Chester train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Chester is usually scheduled to depart Bolton around 06:15 and the last train is around 22:25. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Bolton around 06:15, and the last at 22:54.

When to book Bolton to Chester train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Bolton to Chester by train.

Which train companies operate between Bolton and Chester?

More than one train company operates on the route from Bolton to Chester, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • Merseyrail
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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