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Duration 3h 59m
Distance 142.4 miles
Average price £68
Frequency 11/day

Trip overview

The average train between Sunderland and Bolton takes 3h 59m and the fastest train takes 3h 12m. The train service runs several times per day from Sunderland 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. Newcastle
  2. Bolton
3h 50m
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£50 - £121

Sunderland to Bolton train times

Trains run every two hours between Sunderland and Bolton. The earliest departure is at 07:08 in the morning, and the last departure from Sunderland is at 22:29 which arrives into Bolton at 07:59. All services require a transfer, and take on average 3h 59m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

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No, there is no direct train from Sunderland to Bolton. However, there are services departing from Sunderland and arriving at Bolton via Newcastle and Manchester Victoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 50m.

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The distance between Sunderland and Bolton is 101 miles. The road distance is 142.4 miles.

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Sunderland to Bolton train services, operated by TransPennine Express, depart from Newcastle station.

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Sunderland to Bolton train services, operated by TransPennine Express, arrive at Manchester Victoria station.

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What companies run services between Sunderland and Bolton?

TransPennine Express operates a train from Newcastle to Manchester Victoria hourly. Tickets cost £45 - £65 and the journey takes 2h 25m.
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