How to get from Manchester to Bolton

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from Manchester to Bolton

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

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To get from Manchester to Bolton on 14 Aug we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:05Deansgate0h13 08:18Bolton
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09:20Manchester Victoria0h17 09:37Bolton
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08:20Manchester Victoria0h17 08:37Bolton
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Travel Information from Manchester to Bolton

distanceDistance11 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£3 - £5
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £3 • 13 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £3 • 13 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNorthern Rail or Northern Rail

Travel 11 miles by coach, flight, ferry or train between Manchester and Bolton. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 13 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £3. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Northern Rail or Northern Rail among others. 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.

There are 4 travel options from Manchester to Bolton: coach, flight, ferry or train.

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Manchester to Bolton. Tickets for a train cost on average £3.

This is compared to other travel options to Bolton:

A train is generally £2 less than a coach for the same journey. A coach costs on average £5 from Manchester to Bolton.

The fastest way from Manchester to Bolton is by train with an average journey time of 13 min.

Other travel options between Manchester and Bolton can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 30 min   of travel time.

You should expect to travel around 11 miles from Manchester to Bolton.

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Bolton is:

  • Around 64 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Bolton from Manchester 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 Manchester to Bolton:

  • Most travellers take a coach from Manchester, Coach Station to Bolton, Bolton.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Bolton.

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

  • You can travel to Bolton from Manchester by coach with Northern Rail. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £5 with Northern Rail from Manchester to Bolton.
  • You can go to Bolton from Manchester by train with Northern Rail. You'll see cheap train tickets for £3 with Northern Rail from Manchester to Bolton on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available between Manchester and Bolton with the following travel operators:

  • You'll find 50 direct trains per day with Northern Rail.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Bolton as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Bolton from Manchester.

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

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

  • The price of a coach ticket for this journey is on average £5 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £3 one way 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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