There are 5 ways to get from Bolton to Leicester by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train via Sheffield  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to Leicester

$38 - $88

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester City Centre, Manchester Central Coach Station to Derby, Bus Station Tp / ...
  2. Take the bus from Derby, Bus Station to St Margaret's Bus Station Skylink Leicester Derby / ...

$18 - $26

3 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Nottingham
  2. Take the train from Nottingham to Leicester

$32 - $89

Line 37 bus, bus  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Take the line 37 bus from Bolton, Bradshawgate/Shiffnall Street (The Alma Inn) to Manchester City Centre, York St/Mosley St (Toni & Guy) 37
  2. Take the bus from Manchester to Birmingham
  3. Take the bus from Birmingham to Leicester

$23 - $32

Drive  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Bolton to Leicester 116.6 miles

$25 - $40

What companies run services between Bolton, England and Leicester, England?

You can take a train from Bolton to Leicester via Manchester Piccadilly and Sheffield in around 2 h 58 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bolton to Leicester via Manchester City Centre, York St/Mosley St (Toni & Guy), Manchester, and Birmingham in around 6 h 29 min.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $26
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $15
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Single
$29 - $45
Train from Sheffield to Leicester
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$14 - $21
Off-Peak Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $60
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$20 - $29
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Train from Nottingham to Leicester
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Merseyrail Electrics
Phone
0151 330 1000
Website
merseyrail.org
Train from Sheffield to Leicester
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Train from Nottingham to Leicester
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham to Leicester
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
High Peak
Phone
0844 351 1120
Email
help@centrebus.com
Website
highpeakbuses.com
Bus from Manchester City Centre, Manchester Central Coach Station to Derby, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
highpeakbuses.com
Kinchbus
Phone
01509 815637
Email
talk@kinchbus.co.uk
Website
kinchbus.co.uk
Bus from Derby, Bus Station to St Margaret's Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk
New Bharat Coaches
Website
newbharat.co.uk
Bus from Derby, Morledge (Bus Station) to St Margaret's Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
newbharat.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Bolton to Leicester?

The distance between Bolton and Leicester is 136 km. The road distance is 187 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Bolton to Leicester?

The cheapest way to get from Bolton to Leicester is to bus which costs £12 - £19 and takes 7 h 10 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Bolton to Leicester?

The quickest way to get from Bolton to Leicester is to drive which takes 2 h 2 min and costs £17 - £26.

Is there a direct train between Bolton and Leicester?

No, there is no direct train from Bolton to Leicester. However, there are services departing from Bolton and arriving at Leicester via Manchester Piccadilly and Sheffield. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 58 min.

Is there a direct bus between Bolton and Leicester?

No, there is no direct bus from Bolton to Leicester. However, there are services departing from Bolton, Bradshawgate/Shiffnall Street (The Alma Inn) and arriving at Leicester via Manchester and Birmingham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 29 min.

How long does it take to get from Bolton to Leicester?

It takes approximately 2 h 58 min to get from Bolton to Leicester, including transfers.