Duration 1h 47m
Distance 33.4 miles
Average price £17
Frequency Hourly

Trip overview

The average train between Runcorn and Bolton takes 1h 47m and the fastest train takes 1h 28m. There is an hourly train service from Runcorn 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. Runcorn
  2. Liverpool South Parkway
  3. Manchester Oxford Road
  4. Bolton
1h 28m
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£12 - £24

Runcorn to Bolton train times

Trains run hourly between Runcorn and Bolton. The earliest departure is at 13:22 in the afternoon, and the last departure from Runcorn is at 21:57 which arrives into Bolton at 23:48. All services require a transfer, and take on average 1h 47m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Runcorn to Bolton. However, there are services departing from Runcorn and arriving at Bolton via Liverpool South Parkway and Manchester Oxford Road. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 28m.

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The distance between Runcorn and Bolton is 21 miles. The road distance is 33.4 miles.

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Runcorn to Bolton train services, operated by London Northwestern Railway, depart from Runcorn station.

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

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