COVID-19 Travel restrictions may apply in United Kingdom. Learn More.
Duration 4h 3m
Distance 221.6 miles
Average price £97
Frequency Hourly

Trip overview

The average train between Dumbarton and Bolton takes 4h 3m and the fastest train takes 3h 29m. There is an hourly train service from Dumbarton to Bolton. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Dumbarton Central
  2. Glasgow Central
  3. Preston
  4. Bolton
4h 16m
Bookable on Rome2rio
£65 - £273

Dumbarton to Bolton train times

Trains run hourly between Dumbarton and Bolton. The service departs Dumbarton at 22:17 at night, which arrives into Bolton at 07:31. All services require a transfer, and take on average 4h 3m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Dumbarton to Bolton? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

There is widespread community transmission globally.
Some travel restrictions may still be in place within United Kingdom. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for United Kingdom.

Learn More.

No, there is no direct train from Dumbarton to Bolton. However, there are services departing from Dumbarton Central and arriving at Bolton via Glasgow Central and Preston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 16m.

More details

The distance between Dumbarton and Bolton is 185 miles. The road distance is 221.6 miles.

Get driving directions

Dumbarton to Bolton train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Dumbarton Central station.

More details

Dumbarton to Bolton train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Bolton station.

More details

There are 950+ hotels available in Bolton. Prices start at £75 per night.

More details

Get the Rome2rio app

Find the best way to get from A to B, anywhere in the world, on your mobile or tablet.

Compare your options: plane, train, bus, car, ferry, bike share, driving and walking directions all in one search.

Learn more about our apps