How to get from Glasgow to Bolton

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Travel Information from Glasgow to Bolton

distanceDistance173 miles (279 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • £45 • 2 h 58 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, British Airways or Avanti West Coast

Travel 173 miles (279 km) by coach, flight, ferry or train between Glasgow and Bolton. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus, British Airways or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Glasgow to Bolton.

Travel Tips: Travel from Glasgow 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 Glasgow to Bolton.

You can travel between Glasgow and Bolton 4 different ways: coach, flight, ferry or train.

A ferry service offers the cheapest way to travel from Glasgow to Bolton, which costs on average £1.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Bolton:

A ferry is about £23 less than a coach, which costs on average £23 for this trip.

A ferry is generally £233 less than a flight for the same journey. A flight costs on average £233 from Glasgow to Bolton.

A ferry is generally £45 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £45 from Glasgow to Bolton.

The fastest way from Glasgow to Bolton is by train with an average journey time of 2 h 58 min.

Other travel options to Bolton from Glasgow can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 3 h 35 min   of travel time.

In comparison, getting to Bolton by flight can take on average 4 h 20 min.

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You should expect to travel around 173 miles (279 km) from Glasgow to Bolton.

The average frequency per day from Glasgow to Bolton is:

  • 2 coaches a day.
  • 41 flights a day.
  • 25 trains a day.

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

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

  • Most travellers take a coach from Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station to Bolton, Bolton.
  • Most travellers board their train from Glasgow Central and arrive in Bolton.

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

  • You can go to Bolton from Glasgow by coach with Flixbus. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £23 with Flixbus from Glasgow to Bolton on Omio.
  • You can take a flight from Glasgow to Bolton with British Airways. Cheap tickets can be found for £233 with British Airways from Glasgow to Bolton.
  • You can take a train from Glasgow to Bolton with Avanti West Coast. Cheap tickets can be found for £45 with Avanti West Coast from Glasgow to Bolton.
Omio customers who travel from Glasgow to Bolton often also extend their holiday to go to London, Manchester or Liverpool. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Bolton and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • Coach tickets cost on average £23 one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average £233 one way.
  • Ferry tickets cost on average £1 one way.
  • Train tickets cost £45 one way on average.

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

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