How to get to Bolton from Reading

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Travel Information to Bolton from Reading

distanceDistance159 miles
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, coach or flight
priceTicket price range£37 - £69
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £37 • 1 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • £37 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Virgin Trains

Travel 159 miles by train, coach or flight from Reading to Bolton. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Megabus or Virgin Trains among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Reading to Bolton.

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from Reading to Bolton

How to get to Bolton from Reading by train, bus, flight or ferry.

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The best way to travel from Reading to Bolton is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel between Reading and Bolton on CrossCountry travel with Omio. When comparing timetables and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.

Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains to Bolton from Reading. They offer a range of services, from express services to local services, and have a variety of ticket types to suit different needs. Their express services, such as the CrossCountry Voyager and CrossCountry XC Trains, offer a fast and comfortable journey, with onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. Their local services, such as the CrossCountry Regional and CrossCountry Regional Express, provide a more leisurely journey, with stops at smaller stations along the way. They also offer a range of ticket types, such as Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak tickets, to suit different budgets and travel needs. The most popular routes for Cross Country trains include London to Birmingham, Manchester to Edinburgh, and Bristol to Reading.

    FAQs: Reading to Bolton

    FAQs: 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 Reading to Bolton.

    There are 3 ways to get from Reading to Bolton: train, coach or flight.

    The cheapest way to get from Reading to Bolton is by taking a flight with average ticket prices of £37 compared to other travel options to Bolton:

    A flight is £31 less than a coach with an average ticket price of £69 from Reading to Bolton.

    A flight is £21 less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Reading to Bolton costing on average £58.

    The quickest way to travel to Bolton from Reading is by flight, which takes on average 1 h   compared to other travel options that take longer:

    Coach takes 9 h 55 min on average.

    Getting to Bolton by train takes 3 h 47 min on average.

    The distance from Reading to Bolton is approximately 159 miles.

    The average frequency per day from Reading to Bolton is:

    • 1 coach a day.
    • Around 12 trains per day.

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

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

    • Coaches mostly leave from Reading, Blagrave Street (RailAir Lounge) and tend to arrive in Bolton, Rail Station (Stop AA).
    • Trains from Reading to Bolton most often leave from Reading and arrive in Bolton.

    The following travel companies offer services from Reading to Bolton:

    • Travel with Virgin Trains or CrossCountry for trains to Bolton. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Virgin Trains Reading to Bolton tickets on Omio for £58.

    Yes, there are direct services available from Reading to Bolton with the following travel companies:

    • Take a direct coach with.
    • Direct train with.

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

    Many of our customers who book a trip from Reading to Bolton often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Manchester, Liverpool, Blackpool or Birmingham. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Reading and Bolton itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Bolton and any of these top destinations today!

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