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Train Information between Bolton and Birmingham

distanceDistance79 miles (127 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 5 min
priceAverage train ticket price£38 (€42)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCross Country

Trains from Bolton to Birmingham cover the 79 miles (127 km) long route taking on average 2 h 5 min with our travel partners like Cross Country. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £38, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £26. Travellers depart most frequently from Bolton and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

Train companies

CrossCountry between Bolton and Birmingham

You can travel by train between Bolton and Birmingham with CrossCountry for as low as £26. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.


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

It’s easy to book your CrossCountry train ticket between Bolton and Birmingham online with Omio! Simply check the current CrossCountry train timetables for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route to Birmingham from Bolton as well as relevant travel information (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard) for that train and book cheap CrossCountry train tickets online. Prices for CrossCountry trains to Birmingham from Bolton start at £26 one-way if you book in advance, and you can expect to travel around 79 miles (127 km). If you search for CrossCountry trains in the Omio app, you can check straight away if the CrossCountry tickets are mobile tickets, which makes it easier than ever to go paperless when travelling by train to Birmingham from Bolton. Let Omio do all the work for you finding the best Bolton to Birmingham CrossCountry train ticket so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey!

CrossCountry from Bolton to Birmingham train information:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 53 min
  • Average Price: £26
  • CrossCountry frequency: 12 a day

When purchasing your CrossCountry train tickets to Birmingham from Bolton, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips

Trains from Bolton to Birmingham
Travel by train to Birmingham 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 Birmingham.
How much do cheap train tickets between Bolton and Birmingham cost?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Birmingham from Bolton for as low as £26  for the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket from Bolton to Birmingham?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket to Birmingham from Bolton is £38  one way.
How many miles is it from Bolton to Birmingham by train?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance from Bolton to Birmingham via train to be approximately 79 miles (127 km).
What is the average Bolton to Birmingham train duration?
On average the Bolton to Birmingham train time is 2 h 5 min  covering the 79 miles (127 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
What is the departure train station in Bolton and arrival train station in Birmingham?

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Bolton   and arriving in Birmingham New Street.

Where is the departure train station in Bolton located? Where is the arrival train station in Birmingham located?

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Bolton and need to travel around 0.6 miles (1 km) from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Birmingham most often arrive at Birmingham New Street and need to travel around 0.2 miles (399 m) from this train station to the city centre.

Which train companies can get me from Bolton to Birmingham?
For the trip from Bolton to Birmingham you can take a train with Cross Country. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services from Bolton to Birmingham on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
How many trains are there between Bolton and Birmingham a day?
On average, there are 25 trains a day from Bolton to Birmingham. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
How early should I purchase train tickets from Bolton to Birmingham to score the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this route and save money. If you purchase train tickets to Birmingham from Bolton within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £38 one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Bolton to Birmingham a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

The major railway station for departures from Bolton is Bolton. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Bolton for your trip to Birmingham from Bolton.