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from Birmingham to Bolton

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Travel Information from Birmingham to Bolton

distanceDistance79 miles (127 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£8 - £26
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £8 • 2 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeCoach • £8 • 2 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Cross Country

Travel 79 miles (127 km) by coach or train to Bolton from Birmingham. If speed is a priority, then a coach is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £8. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus or Cross Country among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Birmingham to Bolton.

Travel Tips: Travel from Birmingham to Bolton

Travel 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.

What are my Birmingham to Bolton travel options?

There are 2 travel options from Birmingham to Bolton: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Bolton?

The cheapest way from Birmingham to Bolton is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £8 compared to other travel options to Bolton:

A coach is generally £18 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average £26 from Birmingham to Bolton.

What is the fastest way to get from Birmingham to Bolton?

The fastest way from Birmingham to Bolton is by coach with an average journey time of 2 h 5 min.

Other travel options between Birmingham and Bolton can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 2 h 13 min.

How far is it from Birmingham to Bolton?

You should expect to travel around 79 miles (127 km) from Birmingham to Bolton.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Birmingham to Bolton?

The average frequency per day from Birmingham to Bolton is:

  • 16 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Birmingham and Bolton as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points in Birmingham and in Bolton?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Birmingham to Bolton:

  • Coaches mostly leave from Birmingham, Coach Station and tend to arrive in Bolton, Astley Bridge.
  • Trains from Birmingham to Bolton most often leave from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Bolton.

Which travel companies can take me from Birmingham to Bolton?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Birmingham to Bolton, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus for coaches to Bolton. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Birmingham to Bolton tickets on Omio for £8.
  • Travel with Cross Country to go to Bolton by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Cross Country Birmingham to Bolton tickets on Omio for £26.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Bolton from Birmingham?

Omio customers who travel from Birmingham to Bolton often also extend their holiday to go to London, Manchester or Glasgow. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Bolton and these popular destinations at a great price.

How early should I buy Birmingham to Bolton tickets online to score the best deals?

Before travelling from Birmingham to Bolton, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is £8 one way on average for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket is £26 one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking Birmingham to Bolton tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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