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from Glasgow to Bolton

You can get from Glasgow to Bolton by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Glasgow to Bolton on 20 Jan we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:06Glasgow Central2h59 12:05Bolton
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09:06Glasgow Central2h59 12:05Bolton
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10:40Glasgow Central3h10 13:50Bolton
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09:40Glasgow Central3h11 12:51Bolton
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08:36Glasgow Central3h16 11:52Bolton
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Travel Information to Bolton from Glasgow

distanceDistance173 miles (279 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£46 - £68
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £46 • 10 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £68 • 3 h 37 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Avanti West Coast

Travel 173 miles (279 km) by coach or train to Bolton from Glasgow. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 37 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £46. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus 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.

What are my travel options from Glasgow to Bolton?

You can travel to Bolton from Glasgow 2 different ways: coach or train.

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

The cheapest way from Glasgow to Bolton is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £46 compared to other travel options to Bolton:

A coach journey is usually £22 less than a journey to Bolton by train, which costs on average £68 for the same trip.

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

The quickest way to travel to Bolton from Glasgow is by train, which takes on average 3 h 37 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by coach can take 10 h 30 min   on average.

How far is Bolton from Glasgow?

The distance from Glasgow to Bolton is approximately 173 miles (279 km).

How many services a day are there between Glasgow and Bolton?

The average frequency per day from Glasgow to Bolton is:

  • Around 2 trains per day.

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

When going from Glasgow to Bolton, where do I depart from Glasgow and where do I arrive in Bolton?

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

  • Most travellers board their coach from Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station and arrive in Bolton, Astley Bridge.
  • Most travellers who buy a train ticket from Glasgow to Bolton depart from Glasgow Central to Bolton.

Which travel operators can get me from Glasgow to Bolton?

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

  • You can travel between Glasgow and Bolton by coach with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £46 with Flixbus from Glasgow to Bolton.
  • You can travel by train to Bolton from Glasgow with Avanti West Coast, and you can find Avanti West Coast Glasgow to Bolton tickets for £68 on Omio.

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

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.

How early should I book Glasgow to Bolton tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets cost £46 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average £68 one way.

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

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