Edinburgh to Bolton train

Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Bolton

Showing times and prices for 19 Aug

Cheapest

£45

Average

£45

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.

Transpennine Express
07:12Edinburgh2h53 10:05Bolton
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£451One-way

Train schedule Edinburgh to Bolton

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Transpennine Express
07:12Edinburgh2h53 10:05Bolton
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Fastest train times from Edinburgh to Bolton

Showing times and prices for 19 Aug

Fastest Journey

2 h 53 m

Average

2 h 53 m

Trains per day

1

Distance

268 km

Of the 1 trains that leave Edinburgh for Bolton every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Transpennine Express
07:12Edinburgh2h53 10:05Bolton
0 changes
£451One-way

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Overview: Train from Edinburgh to Bolton

distanceDistance166 miles
durationAverage train duration2 h 53 min
priceAverage train ticket price£31 (€35)
frequencyTrain frequency13 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 3 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersTranspennine Express, Avanti West Coast or TransPennine Express Service

Trains from Edinburgh to Bolton cover the 166 miles long journey taking on average 2 h 53 min with our travel partners like Transpennine Express, Avanti West Coast or TransPennine Express Service. Normally, there are 13 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £31, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £26. Travellers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Bolton.

Train companies: First TransPennine Express 3 trains Edinburgh to Bolton

You can travel by train from Edinburgh to Bolton with First TransPennine Express 3 for as low as £26. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

First TransPennine Express 3

Looking for trains between Edinburgh and Bolton? First TransPennine Express 3 is one of the best companies to travel with on the 166 miles (267 km) route between Edinburgh and Bolton. As an official travel partner of First TransPennine Express 3, Omio quickly shows you the latest First TransPennine Express 3 train timetables, tickets and offers (such as luggage policy and amenities provided onboard), travel information, and prices so that you can check for ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Edinburgh to Bolton routes, find the best amenities to make your trip smooth and easy, and buy the most affordable First TransPennine Express 3 train tickets that fit your budget. If you use the Omio app to search for trains between Edinburgh and Bolton, you can quickly see if the First TransPennine Express 3 ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you’re ready, book your Edinburgh - Bolton train now on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy your upcoming trip with First TransPennine Express 3!

First TransPennine Express 3 from Edinburgh to Bolton train information:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 56 min
  • First TransPennine Express 3 frequency: 3 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to Bolton.
FAQs
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train between Edinburgh and Bolton for as little as £26  in the next 7 days.
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket to Bolton from Edinburgh is £31  one way.
The Edinburgh to Bolton train distance is approximately 166 miles.
On average the train from Edinburgh to Bolton duration is 2 h 53 min  for the 166 miles long journey, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Edinburgh Waverley   to Bolton.

Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Edinburgh Waverley and need to travel around 0.4 miles (659 m) from the city centre to get to this train station.

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

For the best Edinburgh to Bolton train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Transpennine Express, Avanti West Coast or TransPennine Express Service. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between Edinburgh and Bolton to compare what amenities they may offer.
The average number of trains departing Edinburgh for Bolton is 13 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The first Edinburgh to Bolton train departs at 07: 12   and the last train from Edinburgh to Bolton leaves at 13: 51. Check out the most up-to-date Edinburgh to Bolton train times on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
If you buy Edinburgh to Bolton train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £31. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Bolton from Edinburgh. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Bolton
The major railway station for departures from Edinburgh is Edinburgh Waverley. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Edinburgh Waverley for your trip between Edinburgh and Bolton.
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Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 59 | Sun: 07: 00 - 23: 59
Public transport options for Edinburgh Waverley
Bus lines: 22, 30, 33, X22, X25, X37
Train lines: Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, LNER, ScotRail, Transpennine Express
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off on Waterloo Place, pick up across from Apex Hotel and drop off outside the Apex Hotel.
Metro: No metro available.
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Public transport options for Edinburgh Gateway
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from the bus stops outside the station
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Public transport options for Edinburgh Park
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from Platform 2 bus stop, adjacent to Herminston Gate

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