How to get to Oldham from Bolton

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from Bolton to Oldham

How to get to Oldham from Bolton by train, bus, flight or ferry.

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The best way to travel from Bolton to Oldham is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information from Bolton to Oldham

distanceDistance13 miles
modeAvailable travel modesTrain
priceTicket price range£2 -
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £2 • 27 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £2 • 27 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNorthern Rail (3)

Take a train to travel 13 miles to Oldham from Bolton. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Northern Rail (3) among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, ferry, flight or train from Bolton to Oldham.

How to Travel from Bolton to Oldham: An Overview

Oldham is a beautiful and historically significant town located roughly 13 miles from Bolton, about 56 minutes journey by train on average. Some main highlights to see while in Oldham include Lancaster Park & Animal Farm, and Dovestone Reservoir. Oldham is steeped in truly fascinating local history and is a wonderful place to visit.

Train: Trains leave Bolton Station roughly twice an hour for Oldham and are operated by Northern Rail. The journey takes around an hour on average with trains arriving in Mills Hill, requiring one change to complete the journey.

Bus: Buses leave Bolton for Oldham in the morning, afternoon and evening and take roughly 1 hour and 35 minutes. The buses are operated by National Express and are a direct service, going straight to Oldham from Bolton.

Flight: Oldham and Bolton are only 13 miles apart, as such no flights run between the two. Those wishing to visit Oldham from Bolton are advised to do so either by bus or by train.

Travelling from Bolton to Oldham: Travel Tips

    What is the cheapest way of getting from Bolton to Oldham?
  • The cheapest way of getting between the two cities is by train, especially when booked in advance.
  • What is the fastest way of getting from Bolton to Oldham?
  • Travelling by train is the fastest way of reaching Oldham from Bolton.

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Northern Rail (3) will get you from Bolton to Oldham at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best travel times, prices and tickets for your trip.

Northern Trains is one of many publicly owned travel providers in the United Kingdom. Headquartered in York, Northern operates local and regional travel across the entire north of England connecting regions of the North East, North West, East Midlands, Staffordshire, Yorkshire and the Humber coast line. Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime Day tickets can be purchased for Northern travel journeys to Oldham from Bolton. There is only one class option on Northern travel: Standard.

    FAQs: Bolton to Oldham

    FAQs: Travel to Oldham 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 Oldham.

    There are 1 travel options from Bolton to Oldham. You can take a train.

    The cheapest way to get from Bolton to Oldham is by taking a train with average ticket prices of £2 compared to other travel options to Oldham:

    A train is less than a coach with an average ticket price of from Bolton to Oldham.

    A train is less than a ferry with an average ticket price of from Bolton to Oldham.

    Taking a train costs less than taking a flight, which costs on average for the same trip.

    The quickest way to travel to Oldham from Bolton is by train, which takes on average 27 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

    Oldham is approximately 13 miles away from Bolton.

    The average frequency per day from Bolton to Oldham is:

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

      These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Bolton to Oldham:

      • Most travellers take a coach from Bolton, Rail Station (Stop AA) to Oldham, Cheapside.
      • Most travellers board their train from Bolton and arrive in Oldham Central.

      Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Bolton to Oldham:

      • You can travel between Bolton and Oldham by train with Northern Rail (3). You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £2 with Northern Rail (3) from Bolton to Oldham.

      Yes, there are direct routes from Bolton to Oldham with the following travel companies:

      • You'll find direct coaches with.
      • You'll find direct ferries with.
      • You can take a direct flight with.
      • You can book a direct train with.

      Direct services to Oldham tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

      Many of our customers travelling from Bolton to Oldham don't make Oldham their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool or Taunton, either of which you could add to your Bolton and Oldham trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Oldham to any of these top destinations today!

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