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

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Train via Sheffield  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to Leicester

$53 - $76

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Line 36 bus, bus  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the line 36 bus from Bolton Interchange to Manchester City Centre, Mosley St (Toni & Guy) 36 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  3. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Leicester St Margarets Bus Station

$22 - $30

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Nottingham
  2. Take the train from Nottingham to Leicester

$57 - $80

Bus  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Buxton, Railway Station (Rail Station) to Derby, Bus Station Transpeak
  2. Take the bus from Derby, Bus Station to Abbey Park, St Margaret's Pastures (Asha Print) Skylink Leicester Derby

$25 - $33

Drive  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Bolton to Leicester 116.6 miles

$25 - $40

Questions & Answers

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 and Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 42 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 Oxford Road and Sheffield. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 33 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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The best way to get from Bolton to Leicester without a car is to train which takes 3 h 33 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 33 min to get from Bolton to Leicester, including transfers.

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Bolton to Leicester bus services, operated by First, depart from Bolton Interchange station.

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Bolton to Leicester train services, operated by East Midlands Trains, depart from Manchester Oxford Road station.

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The best way to get from Bolton to Leicester is to train which takes 3 h 33 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 48 min.

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Bolton to Leicester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Leicester St Margarets Bus Station.

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Bolton to Leicester train services, operated by East Midlands Trains, arrive at Leicester station.

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Map of how to get from Bolton to Leicester.
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  • Distance: 85.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 33 min

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

You can take a train from Bolton to Leicester via Manchester Oxford Road and Sheffield in around 3 h 33 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bolton to Leicester via Manchester Piccadilly, Buxton, Buxton, Railway Station (Rail Station), and Derby, Bus Station in around 5 h 48 min.

Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $15
Off-Peak Single
$19 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Single
$28 - $45
Train from Sheffield to Leicester
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $20
Off-Peak Single
$27 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$19 - $28
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $80
Train from Nottingham to Leicester
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $9
Off-Peak Single
$12 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Single
$18 - $26
Bus operators
High Peak
Phone
0844 351 1120
Email
help@centrebus.com
Website
highpeakbuses.com
Bus from Buxton, Railway Station (Rail Station) to Derby, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 Abbey Park, St Margaret's Pastures (Asha Print)
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.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 Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Leicester St Margarets Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Bolton to Leicester is 117 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 2 min to drive from Bolton to Leicester.

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