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Duration 20 min
Distance 15.7 miles
Average price £6
Frequency 2/hour

Trip overview

The average train between Manchester Arndale and Bolton takes 20 min and the fastest train takes 12 min. The train runs at least 2 times per hour from Manchester Arndale 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. Manchester Victoria
  2. Bolton
27 min
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£3 - £9

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Want to know about travelling from Manchester Arndale 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.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Manchester Victoria and arriving at Bolton. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 18 min.

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The distance between Manchester Arndale and Bolton is 11 miles. The road distance is 15.7 miles.

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Manchester Arndale to Bolton train services, operated by Northern Rail, depart from Manchester Victoria station.

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

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There are 988+ hotels available in Bolton. Prices start at £75 per night.

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What companies run services between Manchester Arndale and Bolton?

Northern Rail operates a train from Manchester Victoria to Bolton every 30 minutes. Tickets cost £5 - £9 and the journey takes 18 min. TransPennine Express also services this route once a week.
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