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Duration 2h 28m
Distance 195.6 miles
Average price £170
Frequency 6/week

Trip overview

The train between Watford Junction and Bolton takes 2h 28m. The train runs, on average, 6 times per week from Watford Junction 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.

Train

  1. Watford Junction
  2. Bolton
2h 26m
£70 - £309

Watford Junction to Bolton train times

Trains run six times a week between Watford Junction and Bolton. The service departs Watford Junction at 06:51 in the morning, which arrives into Bolton at 09:20. All services require a transfer at Manchester Piccadilly and take an average of 2h 28m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Watford Junction to Bolton. However, there are services departing from Watford Junction and arriving at Bolton via Manchester Piccadilly. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 26m.

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The distance between Watford Junction and Bolton is 159 miles. The road distance is 195.6 miles.

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Watford Junction to Bolton train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from Watford Junction station.

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Watford Junction to Bolton train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at Manchester Piccadilly station.

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There are 842+ hotels available in Bolton. Prices start at £75 per night.

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What companies run services between Watford Junction and Bolton?

Avanti West Coast operates a train from Watford Junction to Manchester Piccadilly 6 times a week. Tickets cost £65 - £220 and the journey takes 1h 55m.
Train operators
Avanti West Coast
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£65 - £220
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Watford Junction to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£65 - £220
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£65 - £85
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£160 - £220
Train from Watford Junction to Milton Keynes Central
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£12 - £45
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£12 - £16
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£30 - £45
Train from Milton Keynes Central to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£50 - £180
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£50 - £65
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£130 - £180

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