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There are 7 ways to get from Bolton to Charlton by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Bolton to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston
  3. Take the train from Vauxhall to Upper Halliford

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Shudehill Interchange to London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5

Bus via Vauxhall

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to London Marble Arch

Drive

  1. Drive from Bolton to Charlton

Fly to London Heathrow, line 8 bus, line 216 bus

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to London Heathrow (LHR)
  2. Take the line 8 bus from Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5 to Elmsleigh Bus Station
  3. Take the line 216 bus from Elmsleigh Bus Station to Ashford Common, Norman Road

Fly to London Gatwick, train

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to London Gatwick (LGW)
  2. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Upper Halliford

Fly to Southampton, train

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Southampton (SOU)
  2. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Clapham Junction
  3. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Upper Halliford

Bolton to Charlton by train and subway

The journey time between Bolton and Charlton is around 4h 45m and covers a distance of around 217 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 15m. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 51m. Operated by Northern Rail, TransPennine Express Service, East Midlands Railways and others, the Bolton to Charlton service departs from Bolton and arrives in Upper Halliford. Typically 107 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
3h 30m
Layover time:
1h 15m
Total time:
4h 45m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
3h 51m
Journey distance:
217 miles
Services per week:
107
Cheapest price:
£80
Carbon emissions:
18 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:08
Last service departs at:
23:23

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bolton to Charlton train and subway schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated

Departing Thursday

Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bolton to Charlton is to bus which costs £17 - £28 and takes 7h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Bolton to Charlton is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3h 30m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bolton to Charlton. However, there are services departing from Bolton Interchange and arriving at Ashford Common, Norman Road via Manchester Shudehill Interchange, Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5 and Elmsleigh Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 33m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bolton to Charlton. However, there are services departing from Bolton and arriving at Upper Halliford via Manchester Piccadilly, Euston station and Vauxhall. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 7m.

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The distance between Bolton and Charlton is 173 miles. The road distance is 214.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Bolton to Charlton without a car is to train which takes 4h 7m and costs £80 - £280.

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It takes approximately 4h 7m to get from Bolton to Charlton, including transfers.

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Bolton to Charlton bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Manchester Shudehill Interchange station.

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Bolton to Charlton train services, operated by Northern Rail, depart from Bolton station.

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The best way to get from Bolton to Charlton is to train which takes 4h 7m and costs £80 - £280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £17 - £28 and takes 7h 33m.

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Map of how to get from Bolton to Charlton.
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  • Distance: 172.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 7m

What companies run services between Bolton, England and Charlton, Surrey, England?

You can take a train from Bolton to Charlton via Manchester Piccadilly, London Euston, Euston station, Vauxhall station, and Vauxhall in around 4h 7m. Alternatively, Megabus UK operates a bus from Manchester Shudehill Interchange to London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 3 times a week. Tickets cost £13 - £23 and the journey takes 4h 15m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £280
Flights from Manchester to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £600
Flights from Manchester to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£150 - £460
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to London Gatwick via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
£70 - £290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£22 - £150
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£150 - £460
Blue Islands Limited
Website
blueislands.com
Flights from Manchester to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£50 - £170
Eastern Airways
Website
easternairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£75 - £240
Train operators
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Bolton to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£9 - £15
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£7 - £10
Off-Peak Day Single
£6 - £10
Anytime Day Single
£9 - £15
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from Bolton to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£7 - £12
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£3 - £14
Off-Peak Single
£4 - £7
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£7 - £12
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Vauxhall to Upper Halliford
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£8 - £17
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£8 - £11
Anytime Day 1st Class
£13 - £17
Train from Clapham Junction to Upper Halliford
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £14
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£7 - £9
Anytime Day 1st Class
£12 - £14
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £65
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£30 - £40
Anytime Day 1st Class
£50 - £65
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Manchester Shudehill Interchange to London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£13 - £23
Website
Megabus UK
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to London Marble Arch
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express
London Buses

London’s bus network covers Greater London with a 24-hour service, allowing you to take in the famous monuments and streetscapes from an iconic red double-decker bus. All London buses are all cashless, so you will need an Oyster card, Travel card or use contactless payment. You can also purchase a one-day bus-only pass from Tube stations. On the bus, you only need to touch on with your Oyster card (not off).

Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Elmsleigh Bus Station to Ashford Common, Norman Road
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Bolton to Charlton bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 station.

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Bolton to Charlton train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Upper Halliford station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bolton to Charlton is 214 miles. It takes approximately 3h 30m to drive from Bolton to Charlton.

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British Airways offers flights from Manchester Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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There are 2608+ hotels available in Charlton. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Bolton to Manchester Airport is to train which takes 41 min and costs £9 - £19.

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