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from Manchester to Bolton

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Travel Information between Manchester and Bolton

distanceDistance11 miles (17 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain
fastestFastest modeTrain • £5 • 13 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNorthern Rail

Take a train to travel 11 miles (17 km) from Manchester to Bolton. Northern Rail is the main travel provider operating this route. Travellers can even take a direct train from Manchester to Bolton.

Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester 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 Manchester to Bolton.

How do I go from Manchester to Bolton?

Getting from Manchester to Bolton includes taking a train.

What is the quickest way from Manchester to Bolton?

Travelling by train is also the quickest way from Manchester to Bolton. It takes on average 13 min   to travel this journey.

What is the distance from Manchester to Bolton?

Bolton is approximately 11 miles (17 km) away from Manchester.

How many services a day are there to Bolton from Manchester?

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Bolton is:

  • Around 25 trains per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Manchester and in Bolton?

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

  • Most travellers take a train from Manchester Piccadilly to Bolton.

Which travel companies can get me from Manchester to Bolton?

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

  • Travel with Northern Rail to go to Bolton by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Northern Rail Manchester to Bolton tickets on Omio for £5.

Can I travel directly to Bolton from Manchester?

Yes, there is a direct service from Manchester to Bolton:

  • You can find 25 direct trains per day to take to Bolton with Northern Rail.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Bolton tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this journey.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Manchester to Bolton?

Your journey from Manchester 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, Glasgow or Liverpool. If you’d like to add London, Glasgow or Liverpool to your Manchester to Bolton trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Bolton today!

How early should I purchase Manchester to Bolton tickets online to score the best deals?

Before travelling from Manchester to Bolton, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a train ticket is £5 one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking Manchester to Bolton 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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