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Overview: Coach from Bolton to Manchester

distanceDistance11 miles (17 km)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express

Coaches from Bolton to Manchester cover the 11 miles (17 km) long route with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct coach services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Bolton and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

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Travel with National Express between Bolton and Manchester

Travel on National Express coaches from Bolton to Manchester at great prices. Omio finds you coach times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

National Express

Taking the coach with National Express is a great way to travel between Bolton and Manchester! National Express is the UK’s leading coach operator with hundreds of routes to cities, towns and major airports throughout the country at affordable prices. As an official travel partner of National Express, Omio shows you the best deals for National Express coach tickets from Bolton to Manchester, so you can book the cheapest, fastest or earliest ticket. Simply choose the best times and tickets available for the Bolton to Manchester route on Omio. You can expect to travel around 11 miles (17 km) from Bolton to Manchester on a National Express coach.

All National Express coaches have air conditioning and free WiFi access as well as onboard entertainment. Most coaches have seat belts and power outlets in every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select from three ticket options for the Bolton to Manchester coach: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. If you’re looking for more flexibility on cancelling or changing your coach ticket easily, we recommend booking the Fully Flexible Fare option.

Please follow the recommendations outlined by National Express when booking your coach tickets from Bolton to Manchester due to the coronavirus:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

Buses From Bolton To Manchester

Buses from Bolton to Manchester operate every day of the week. There are usually seven services per day. The earliest departure is at 8:00 a.m, while the last departure is at 11:05 p.m. This is a direct service, which takes from 30 minutes. This route is operated by National Express.

What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from Bolton to Manchester?

Departure Station: Buses from Bolton to Manchester depart from Central Bus Station, which is off Black Horse Street. It is situated in the heart of the city, and is easily accessible by local buses or the Metroshuttle. Local bus services provide links between main bus and rail stations in the town centre.

Arrival Station: Buses from Bolton to Manchester arrive at Manchester Coach Station, which is on Chorlton Street. It is a 5 minutes walk from the Arndale Centre at Market Street. For onward travel, the station is well-served by local buses. The nearest train station is Piccadilly Railway Station, which is a 7 minutes walk away. In addition, there are car parking facilities at the station.

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Coach to Manchester from Bolton
Take the bus to Manchester easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Bolton to Manchester.
How many miles is it from Bolton to Manchester by coach?
The coach distance from Bolton to Manchester is around 11 miles (17 km).
When travelling by coach from Bolton to Manchester, which coach station in Bolton do I depart from and which coach station in Manchester do I arrive in?

When taking the coach to Manchester from Bolton, you can choose to depart from coach stations like Bolton, Astley Bridge, Bolton and Bolton, Bolton. Your trip can end in coach stations such as Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, Manchester, Coach Station and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Bolton   and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

Where do I find the Bolton coach station to Manchester? Where is the Manchester coach station?

Passengers board the coach most frequently from Bolton, which is located around 0.6 miles (1 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, located 0.3 miles (489 m) away from the city centre.

Which coach companies can get me from Bolton to Manchester?
For the best Bolton to Manchester coach to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with National Express. However, it's always good to check all possible coach companies with services between Bolton and Manchester to compare what amenities they may offer.