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There are 7 ways to get from Bolton to Manchester Arndale by train, bus, taxi, car, rideshare or towncar

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Recommended option

Train  •  33 min

  1. Take the train from Bolton to Manchester Victoria

$4 - $6

Cheapest option

Line 8 bus  •  1 h 6 min

  1. Take the line 8 bus from Bolton Interchange to Manchester City Centre, Barton Arcade 8

$3 - $4

5 alternative options

Line 8 bus via Shudehill Interchange  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Take the line 8 bus from Bolton Interchange to Shudehill Interchange 8

$3 - $4

Taxi  •  20 min

  1. Take a taxi from Bolton to Manchester Arndale 15.4 miles

$55 - $70

Drive  •  20 min

  1. Drive from Bolton to Manchester Arndale 15.4 miles

$3 - $5

Rideshare  •  44 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Bolton to Manchester 14.3 miles

$21

Uber  •  20 min

  1. Take an Uber from Bolton to Manchester Arndale 15.4 miles

$30 - $45

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bolton to Manchester Arndale is to line 8 bus which costs £2 - £3 and takes 1 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bolton to Manchester Arndale is to taxi which costs £40 - £55 and takes 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bolton Interchange and arriving at Manchester City Centre, Barton Arcade. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 59 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bolton and arriving at Manchester Victoria. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 24 min.

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The distance between Bolton and Manchester Arndale is 11 miles. The road distance is 15.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Bolton to Manchester Arndale without a car is to train which takes 33 min and costs £3 - £5.

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The train from Bolton to Manchester Victoria takes 24 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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

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

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The best way to get from Bolton to Manchester Arndale is to train which takes 33 min and costs £3 - £5. Alternatively, you can line 8 bus, which costs £2 - £3 and takes 1 h 6 min.

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Map of how to get from Bolton to Manchester Arndale.
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  • Distance: 10.5 miles
  • Duration: 33 min

What companies run services between Bolton, England and Manchester Arndale, England?

Northern Rail operates a train from Bolton to Manchester Arndale every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $4 - $6 and the journey takes 24 min. Alternatively, First operates a bus from Bolton to Manchester Arndale every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $3 - $4 and the journey takes 59 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Bolton Interchange to Manchester City Centre, Barton Arcade
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
First
Bus from Bolton Interchange to Shudehill Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
First
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Bolton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Uber Manchester
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Bolton to Manchester Arndale
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Signup at
uber.com
Access
$27 - $40
UberX
$30 - $45
Assist
$30 - $45
Exec
$40 - $60
UberXL
$45 - $65
Taxi from Bolton to Manchester Arndale
Ave. Duration
20 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Street Cars Manchester
Phone
+44 161 228 7878
Website
streetcarsmanchester.co.uk
Radio Cars
Phone
+44 161 236 8033
Website
radiocarsmanchester.co.uk
Manchester Cars
Phone
+44 161 228 3355
Website
ilovemanchestercars.co.uk
Ace Ringway Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1772 200200
Website
ace-ringwaytaxis.co.uk
New City Taxis
Phone
+44 1772 824000
Website
newcityviptaxis.com

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Bolton to Manchester Arndale bus services, operated by First, arrive at Manchester City Centre, Barton Arcade station.

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Bolton to Manchester Arndale train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Manchester Victoria station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bolton to Manchester Arndale is 15 miles. It takes approximately 20 min to drive from Bolton to Manchester Arndale.

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There are 802+ hotels available in Manchester Arndale. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Bolton and Manchester Arndale. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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