Birmingham to Bolton train

Cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Bolton

Showing times and prices for 19 Aug

Cheapest

£27

Average

£43

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cross Country
08:57Birmingham2h23 11:20Bolton
0 changes
£271One-way
Cross Country
07:57Birmingham2h23 10:20Bolton
0 changes
£471One-way
West Midlands Railway
14:04Birmingham2h18 16:22Bolton
0 changes
£551One-way

Train schedule Birmingham to Bolton

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, 19 August
Cross Country
07:57Birmingham2h23 10:20Bolton
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Cross Country
08:57Birmingham2h23 11:20Bolton
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West Midlands Railway
14:04Birmingham2h18 16:22Bolton
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Fastest train times from Birmingham to Bolton

Showing times and prices for 19 Aug

Fastest Journey

2 h 18 m

Average

2 h 21 m

Trains per day

3

Distance

128 km

Of the 3 trains that leave Birmingham for Bolton every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

West Midlands Railway
14:04Birmingham2h18 16:22Bolton
0 changes
£551One-way
Cross Country
08:57Birmingham2h23 11:20Bolton
0 changes
£271One-way
Cross Country
07:57Birmingham2h23 10:20Bolton
0 changes
£471One-way

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Overview: Train from Birmingham to Bolton

distanceDistance79 miles
durationAverage train duration4 h 19 min
priceAverage train ticket price£47 (€53)
frequencyTrain frequency34 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesNorthern Rail, Cross Country, Avanti West Coast or London Midland

Trains from Birmingham to Bolton cover the 79 miles long route taking on average 4 h 19 min with our travel partners like Northern Rail, Cross Country, Avanti West Coast or London Midland. Normally, there are 34 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £47, but the average price of train tickets is £47. Travellers depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Bolton.

Train providers: First TransPennine Express 3, CrossCountry and Northern Rail (3) trains Birmingham to Bolton

Find the best trains to Bolton from Birmingham with Omio's travel partners First TransPennine Express 3, CrossCountry and Northern Rail (3) from £47. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

First TransPennine Express 3
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Northern Rail (3)

Find cheap tickets for First TransPennine Express 3 trains from Birmingham to Bolton on Omio. Omio can help you find the best train deals and prices all in one place by showing you the most up-to-date Birmingham to Bolton train timetable from First TransPennine Express 3, the latest train ticket offers available and other travel information for the 79 miles (127 km) route between Birmingham and Bolton, including information on luggage policy and amenities offered onboard depending on the class fare you pick and choose. If you search for trains from Birmingham to Bolton in the Omio app, you can check to see if the First TransPennine Express 3 trains available are mobile tickets, which makes it even more convenient for you to go paperless when travelling. Check the First TransPennine Express 3 train timetable for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route available to get to Bolton from Birmingham and then book a cheap train with ease. Sit back and enjoy your upcoming train from Birmingham to Bolton with First TransPennine Express 3!

Birmingham to Bolton train information with First TransPennine Express 3:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 53 min
  • First TransPennine Express 3 frequency: 5 a day

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between Birmingham and Bolton you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Omio helps you compare and book the perfect train with CrossCountry between Birmingham and Bolton for a smooth and relaxing journey. Check the latest CrossCountry train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, take a look at the travel information for the Birmingham to Bolton train with CrossCountry (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard), compare the best connections for your Birmingham - Bolton trip and then book a cheap train ticket with ease. The distance to Bolton from Birmingham by train is 79 miles (127 km). You can book tickets for this CrossCountry train for as low as £47 one-way if you book in advance. When you search for CrossCountry tickets from Birmingham to Bolton in the Omio app, you can also check whether they are mobile tickets quickly and easily. If they are mobile tickets, then you can go paperless when taking a train. Book that perfect CrossCountry Birmingham - Bolton train ticket online and enjoy your trip!

  • Average Price: £47

Northern Trains is a publicly owned train operator in the United Kingdom, headquartered in York. The train provider operates local and regional trains across the entire north of England connecting regions of the North East, North West, East Midlands, Staffordshire, Yorkshire and the Humber coast line. Tickets such as Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime Day are available to purchase for routes with Northern. There is only one class option on Northern trains: Standard.

Birmingham to Bolton train information with Northern Rail (3):

  • Average Duration: 2 h 34 min
  • Northern Rail (3) frequency: 8 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Birmingham to Bolton

Travel by train to Bolton 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 Birmingham to Bolton.
FAQs
You can find a cheap train from Birmingham to Bolton for some dates and times for as low as £47  one way in the next 7 days.
The Birmingham to Bolton train ticket price is on average £47  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this route in the next week.
The distance to Bolton from Birmingham by train is approximately 79 miles.
On average the Birmingham to Bolton train time is 4 h 19 min  covering the 79 miles long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Birmingham New Street   to Bolton.

Passengers board their train most frequently from Birmingham New Street and travel around 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Bolton and need to travel approximately 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from the train station to the city centre in Bolton.

Take the Birmingham to Bolton train with Northern Rail, Cross Country, Avanti West Coast or London Midland. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route to Bolton from Birmingham as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
On average, there are 34 trains a day from Birmingham to Bolton. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
You can take the first train from Birmingham to Bolton at 04: 57   or take the last train from Birmingham to Bolton leaving at 16: 57. Look for the latest Birmingham Bolton train times on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.
If you purchase a train ticket to Bolton from Birmingham within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £47 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to Bolton from Birmingham are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Birmingham
Bolton
The major railway station for departures from Birmingham is Birmingham New Street. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Birmingham New Street for your trip from Birmingham to Bolton.
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Mon - Sat: 05: 15 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 30 - 23: 00
Public transport options for Birmingham New Street
Bus lines: N5, N6, N8, 4, 9, 23, 45, 50, 61, X51, X70
Train lines: West Midlands, CrossCountry, Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales
Onward travel information: There are nearby bus stops on Smallbrook Queensway and Hill Street Most buses are wheelchair accessible. ********************************************************************************************************** For information go to the local travel information office by the Stephenson Street entrance. Alternatively, visit Transport for West Midlands, or call 0121 214 7214.
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Public transport options for Birmingham Moor Street
Location for Rail Replacement Services: This station is not usually served by rail replacement buses, due to difficult road access. Replacement buses stop at Birmingham Snow Hill station.
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Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement coach services can be found at the front of the station opposite the entrance to the long stay car park.

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