Manchester to Bolton train

Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Bolton

Showing times and prices for 09 Aug

Cheapest

£3

Average

£4

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.

Northern Rail
07:39Manchester0h20 07:59Bolton
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£31One-way
Northern Rail
14:07Manchester0h13 14:20Bolton
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£31One-way
Northern Rail
22:19Manchester0h23 22:42Bolton
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£31One-way
Northern Rail
20:40Manchester0h18 20:58Bolton
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£31One-way
Northern Rail
07:50Manchester0h23 08:13Bolton
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£31One-way

Train schedule Manchester to Bolton

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, 9 August
Northern Rail
07:21Manchester0h15 07:36Bolton
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Northern Rail
07:39Manchester0h20 07:59Bolton
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Northern Rail
07:50Manchester0h23 08:13Bolton
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Northern Rail
14:07Manchester0h13 14:20Bolton
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Northern Rail
17:49Manchester0h24 18:13Bolton
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Northern Rail
20:40Manchester0h18 20:58Bolton
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Northern Rail
21:51Manchester0h23 22:14Bolton
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Northern Rail
22:19Manchester0h23 22:42Bolton
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Fastest train times from Manchester to Bolton

Showing times and prices for 09 Aug

Fastest Journey

13 m

Average

19 m

Trains per day

8

Distance

17 km

Of the 8 trains that leave Manchester for Bolton every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Northern Rail
14:07Manchester0h13 14:20Bolton
0 changes
£31One-way
Northern Rail
07:21Manchester0h15 07:36Bolton
0 changes
£31One-way
Northern Rail
20:40Manchester0h18 20:58Bolton
0 changes
£31One-way
Northern Rail
07:39Manchester0h20 07:59Bolton
0 changes
£31One-way
Northern Rail
22:19Manchester0h23 22:42Bolton
0 changes
£31One-way

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Overview: Train from Manchester to Bolton

distanceDistance11 miles
durationAverage train duration13 min
priceAverage train ticket price£3 (€4)
frequencyTrain frequency64 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 50 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersNorthern Rail or TransPennine Express Service

Trains from Manchester to Bolton cover the 11 miles long route taking on average 13 min with our travel partners like Northern Rail or TransPennine Express Service. Normally, there are 64 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £3, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £2. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Bolton.

Train providers: First TransPennine Express 3 and Northern Rail (3) trains Manchester to Bolton

For as little as £2 you can travel by train between Manchester and Bolton with First TransPennine Express 3 and Northern Rail (3). Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.

Northern Rail (3)
First TransPennine Express 3

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.

Northern Rail (3) from Manchester to Bolton train information:

  • Average Duration: 14 min
  • Average Price: £2
  • Northern Rail (3) frequency: 42 a day

Are you making plans to travel to Bolton from Manchester? Why not take a train with First TransPennine Express 3? Omio can show you current First TransPennine Express 3 train times, tickets, travel information (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard) and prices so you can find the best deals on Manchester to Bolton trains all in one place. On the First TransPennine Express 3 train, you can expect to travel 11 miles (17 km) from Manchester to Bolton. If you use the Omio app to search for trains from Manchester to 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 have found your perfect one-way First TransPennine Express 3 train from Manchester to Bolton, book your cheap train tickets online on Omio or in the Omio app quickly and easily so you can spend the rest of your time enjoying your upcoming trip!

First TransPennine Express 3 from Manchester to Bolton train information:

  • Average Duration: 12 min
  • First TransPennine Express 3 frequency: 5 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Manchester 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 Manchester to Bolton.
FAQs
You can find a cheap train from Manchester to Bolton for some dates and times for as low as £2  one way in the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Manchester to Bolton train price to come in at an average of £3  one way.
The Manchester to Bolton train distance is approximately 11 miles.
On average the Manchester to Bolton train time is 13 min  covering the 11 miles long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly   and arriving in Bolton.

Passengers board their train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and travel around 0.6 miles (954 m) 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.

When taking a train from Manchester to Bolton, you can count on Northern Rail or TransPennine Express Service for the best way to get you to Bolton. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between Manchester and Bolton and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
On average, there are 64 trains a day from Manchester to Bolton. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
If you prefer early morning trains from Manchester to Bolton, the first train leaves at 07: 06. If you prefer late night trains from Manchester to Bolton, the last train of the day leaves at 22: 19. Omio shows you the latest train from Manchester to Bolton timetable to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
You can find a train between Manchester and Bolton to cost on average £3 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Manchester to Bolton train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
Bolton
The major railway station for departures from Manchester is Manchester Piccadilly. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Manchester Piccadilly for your trip from Manchester to Bolton.
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Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Public transport options for Manchester Piccadilly
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales
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Public transport options for Manchester Airport
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail Replacement bus services depart from stands L & M of the adjacent Bus Station which is situated close to the ticket office.
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Public transport options for Manchester Victoria
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick up point is on Station Approach (M3 1WY) directly outside the station main entrance, outside the M & S shop.
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Public transport options for Manchester Oxford Road
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick Up / Drop Off at the bus stops on Whitworth St West (200 yards from station) (station side for Liverpool, opposite side for Piccadilly)

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