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from London to Bolton

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

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To get from London to Bolton on Sep 19 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:21AMLondon Euston3h43 01:04PMBolton
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821One-way
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09:21AMLondon Euston3h43 01:04PMBolton
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821One-way
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08:20AMLondon Euston3h44 12:04PMBolton
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08:47AMLondon Euston3h47 12:34PMBolton
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07:45PMLondon Heathrow Airport1h05 08:50PMManchester Airport
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Sat
Sep 18
82Avanti West Coast
6Flixbus
225British Airways
Sun
Sep 19
82Avanti West Coast
6Flixbus
376British Airways
Mon
Sep 20
82Avanti West Coast
6Flixbus
376British Airways
Tue
Sep 21
56Avanti West Coast
6Flixbus
123British Airways
Wed
Sep 22
56Avanti West Coast
6Flixbus
326British Airways
Thu
Sep 23
81Avanti West Coast
5Flixbus
246British Airways
Fri
Sep 24
61Avanti West Coast
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Sat
Sep 25
61Avanti West Coast
6Flixbus
239British Airways
Sun
Sep 26
56Avanti West Coast
6Flixbus
156British Airways
Mon
Sep 27
56Avanti West Coast
6Flixbus
156British Airways
Tue
Sep 28
56Avanti West Coast
6Flixbus
70British Airways
Wed
Sep 29
56Avanti West Coast
6Flixbus
123British Airways
Thu
Sep 30
56Avanti West Coast
6Flixbus
64British Airways
Fri
Oct 1
56Avanti West Coast
6Flixbus
212British Airways
Sat
Oct 2
61Avanti West Coast
5Flixbus
99British Airways
Sun
Oct 3
43Avanti West Coast
6Flixbus
129British Airways
Mon
Oct 4
61Avanti West Coast
6Flixbus
70British Airways
Thu
Oct 7
43Avanti West Coast
6Flixbus
74British Airways
Fri
Oct 8
82Avanti West Coast
8Flixbus
68British Airways

Travel Information between London and Bolton

distanceDistance172 miles (278 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range€6 - €166
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • €6 • 4 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • €166 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesBritish Airways, Flixbus or Avanti West Coast

Take a flight, coach or train to travel 172 miles (278 km) between London and Bolton. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as €6. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are British Airways, Flixbus or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight, coach or train from London to Bolton.

How to Travel from London to Bolton?

It's easy to make the trip from London to Bolton. There are various ways to travel, and affordable fares are available all the time. Travellers can book National Express coaches, take Virgin Trains, or even fly to nearby Manchester Airport with British Airways. Flights are technically the fastest option, taking around an hour, while trains are the most frequent option, and reach Bolton in 2 hours 25 minutes. Buses represent the cheapest way to travel, and the fastest services take about 5 hours 40 minutes.

What is the Cheapest Way To Get from London to Bolton?

Taking the bus is almost always the cheapest way to travel from London to Bolton. National Express offers affordable fares for its direct services from London Victoria, which reach central Bolton in between 5 hours 40 minutes and just over 7 hours. There are 4-5 departures every day, and almost all run into the heart of Bolton without any changes along the way.

What is the Fastest Way to Travel from London to Bolton?

If speed is the most important factor when travelling from London to Bolton, flights or trains will be preferable to buses. Virgin Trains run from London Euston to Bolton in between 2 hours 25 minutes and 3 hours, and there are over 40 departures every day. A change will be needed, usually in Manchester. British Airways flights from London Heathrow to Manchester take 1 hour and leave 2 to 6 times per day. But when transfers to Bolton from Manchester are factored in, flying is often not much quicker than taking the train.

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Travel from London to Bolton by Train

Virgin Trains operates a daily service to Bolton from central London via either Manchester or Stockport. Trains depart from London Euston multiple times every hour, and there are over 40 services every day. Journey times range from 2 hours 25 minutes to over 3 hours, depending on changes. Euston is easily accessible, thanks to overground rail, London Underground, and bus connections. Most trains arrive at Bolton Station, on Trinity Street in the city centre. Some also arrive at Hall I' Th' Wood Station: a good option for those headed to northern Bolton.

Travel from London to Bolton by Bus

National Express runs a direct bus service from London Victoria Coach Station in west London, a 5- to 10-minute walk from Victoria Station. They then arrive at Bolton Bus Station, which is 100 metres from the city centre. There are 4 to 5 departures every day, from morning until late evening, and journey times vary from 5 hours 30 minutes to over 7 hours. Most buses run direct with no changes, but a couple of daily services include a quick change, generally in Manchester.

Travel from London to Bolton by Plane

Flying to Bolton directly isn't possible, but Manchester Airport is 20 miles away, so it's definitely an option. Every day, British Airways schedules 2 to 6 direct flights from London Heathrow to Manchester Airport, which take just over an hour. Fast transfers are available from central London to Heathrow via train, which takes 15 minutes, and National Express buses from Manchester Airport to Bolton take 1 hour. So total journey durations can be as low as 2 hours 15 minutes, slightly faster than the quickest trains.

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FAQs
What are my travel options from London to Bolton?

There are 3 ways to travel to Bolton from London including taking a flight, coach or train.

How do I get from London to Bolton the cheapest way?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from London to Bolton. Tickets for a coach cost on average €6.

This is compared to other travel options to Bolton:

A coach is generally €160 less than a flight for the same journey. A flight costs on average €166 from London to Bolton.

A coach is generally €76 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average €82 from London to Bolton.

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

The quickest way to travel between London and Bolton is by flight, which takes on average 1 h   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 4 h 25 min.

In comparison, getting to Bolton by train can take on average 2 h 39 min.

How far is Bolton from London?

Bolton is approximately 172 miles (278 km) away from London.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from London to Bolton?

The average frequency per day from London to Bolton is:

  • 16 trains per day.

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

Where do I depart from London? Where do I arrive in Bolton?

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

  • Coaches mostly leave from London, Victoria Coach Station and tend to arrive in Bolton, Astley Bridge.
  • Trains most often depart from London at London Victoria and arrive in Bolton at Bolton.
Which travel companies can get me from London to Bolton?

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

  • British Airways can take you to Bolton by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for British Airways from London to Bolton for €166.
  • Travel with Flixbus for coaches to Bolton. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus London to Bolton tickets on Omio for €6.
  • Travel with Avanti West Coast for trains to Bolton. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Avanti West Coast London to Bolton tickets on Omio for €82.
Is it possible to travel directly to Bolton from London?

Yes, there are direct services available to Bolton from London with the following travel operators:

  • You'll find direct flights per day with British Airways.
  • You can find around direct coaches per day and book this direct coach with Flixbus.
  • You'll find 16 direct trains per day with.

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 from London to Bolton.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from London to Bolton?
Omio customers who travel from London to Bolton often also extend their holiday to go to Manchester, Glasgow 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 far in advance should I buy tickets between London and Bolton online to get the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets cost on average €166 one way.
  • Coach tickets cost on average €6 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing €82 one way on average.

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
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