How to get from Bolton to Edinburgh

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Travel Information to Edinburgh from Bolton

distanceDistance166 miles (267 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£24 - £49
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £24 • 4 h 36 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £49 • 2 h 54 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Transpennine Express

Take a coach or train to travel 166 miles (267 km) from Bolton to Edinburgh. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 54 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £24. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus or Transpennine Express among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Bolton to Edinburgh.

Travel Tips: Travel from Bolton to Edinburgh

Travel to Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh.

There are 2 ways that you can travel from Bolton to Edinburgh. You can take a coach or train.

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Bolton to Edinburgh, which costs on average £24.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Edinburgh:

A coach is £25 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Bolton to Edinburgh costing on average £49.

The quickest way to travel to Edinburgh from Bolton is by train, which takes on average 2 h 54 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Edinburgh by coach can take on average 4 h 36 min.

Edinburgh is approximately 166 miles (267 km) away from Bolton.

The average frequency per day from Bolton to Edinburgh is:

  • Around 12 trains per day.

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

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

  • Coaches from Bolton to Edinburgh most often leave from Bolton, Bolton and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Trains most often depart from Bolton at Bolton and arrive in Edinburgh at Edinburgh Waverley.

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

  • Flixbus can get you to Edinburgh by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Flixbus from Bolton to Edinburgh for £24 on Omio.
  • Transpennine Express can take you to Edinburgh by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Transpennine Express from Bolton to Edinburgh for £49.
Many of our customers travelling from Bolton to Edinburgh don't make Edinburgh their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Glasgow or Manchester, either of which you could add to your Bolton and Edinburgh trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Edinburgh to any of these top destinations today!

Before travelling from Bolton to Edinburgh, 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 £24 one way on average for this trip.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £49 one way for this route.

But we recommend booking Bolton to Edinburgh 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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