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from Edinburgh to Bolton

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Travel Information from Edinburgh to Bolton

distanceDistance166 miles (267 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£39 - £131
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £39 • 17 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £59 • 2 h 53 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBA Cityflyer, Flixbus or First Transpennine Express

Take a flight, coach or train to travel 166 miles (267 km) to Bolton from Edinburgh. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are BA Cityflyer, Flixbus or First Transpennine Express among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Edinburgh to Bolton.

Travel Tips: Travel from Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to Bolton.

What are my travel options from Edinburgh to Bolton?

There are 3 ways that you can travel to Bolton from Edinburgh. You can take a flight, coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel from Edinburgh to Bolton?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Edinburgh to Bolton, which costs on average £39.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Bolton:

A coach is £91 less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Edinburgh to Bolton costing on average £131.

A coach is £20 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Edinburgh to Bolton costing on average £59.

What is the fastest way from Edinburgh to Bolton?

The fastest way to get to Bolton from Edinburgh is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 53 min.

There are alternative travel options to Bolton that can usually take longer:

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In comparison, getting to Bolton by coach can take on average 17 h 15 min.

How many miles from Edinburgh to Bolton would I travel?

You should expect to travel around 166 miles (267 km) from Edinburgh to Bolton.

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

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Bolton is:

  • Around 3 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Edinburgh to Bolton as scheduled services by flight, coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Edinburgh to Bolton?

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

  • Coaches mostly depart from Edinburgh, Elder Street and arrive in Bolton, Astley Bridge.
  • Trains most often depart from Edinburgh at Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Bolton at Bolton.

Which travel companies can take me from Edinburgh to Bolton?

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

  • You can go to Bolton from Edinburgh by plane with BA Cityflyer. You'll see cheap plane tickets for £131 with BA Cityflyer from Edinburgh to Bolton on Omio.
  • You can travel to Bolton from Edinburgh by coach with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £39 with Flixbus from Edinburgh to Bolton.
  • You can travel by train to Bolton from Edinburgh with First Transpennine Express, and you can find First Transpennine Express Edinburgh to Bolton tickets for £59 on Omio.

Where else should I travel to after my journey between Edinburgh and Bolton ends?

Your journey from Edinburgh to Bolton doesn't have to end in Bolton. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Manchester or Glasgow. If you’d like to add London, Manchester or Glasgow to your Edinburgh to Bolton trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Bolton today!

How far in advance should I purchase tickets to Bolton from Edinburgh online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Edinburgh to Bolton, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets are costing on average £131 one way.
  • Coach tickets cost on average £39 one way.
  • Train tickets cost £59 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets to Bolton from Edinburgh online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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