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  •  3 h 5 min

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

$35 - $75

Cheapest option

Line 37 bus, bus  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the line 37 bus from Bolton Interchange to Manchester City Centre, Mosley St (Toni & Guy) 37
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Leicester St Margarets Bus Station National Express

$14 - $20

3 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 44 min

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

$52 - $86

Bus  •  7 h 11 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 / ...

$16 - $24

Drive  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Bolton to Leicester 116.6 miles

$25 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Bolton to Leicester is to bus which costs £12 - £19 and takes 7 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bolton to Leicester is to drive which costs £18 - £28 and takes 2 h 2 min.

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The distance between Bolton and Leicester is 85 miles. The road distance is 116.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 5 min to get from Bolton to Leicester, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bolton to Leicester station. However, there are services departing from Bolton Interchange and arriving at Leicester St Margarets Bus Station via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 50 min.

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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 3 h 5 min.

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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 3 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bolton to Leicester via Manchester City Centre, Mosley St (Toni & Guy) and Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St in around 5 h 50 min.

Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Single
$19 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $29
Anytime Single
$28 - $40
Train from Sheffield to Leicester
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$14 - $20
Off-Peak Single
$27 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
Anytime Single
$40 - $60
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$19 - $28
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$55 - $80
Train from Nottingham to Leicester
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$12 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $20
Anytime Single
$18 - $27
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $25
Merseyrail Electrics
Phone
0151 330 1000
Website
merseyrail.org
Train from Sheffield to Leicester
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Train from Nottingham to Leicester
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Leicester St Margarets Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
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 3 hours
Estimated price
$8
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
$12
Schedules at
newbharat.co.uk

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