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

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Train  •  21 min

  1. Take the train from Bolton to Manchester Piccadilly

$4 - $7

Cheapest option

Line 8 bus  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Take the line 8 bus from Bolton Interchange to Spinningfields, Bridge St 8

$3 - $4

5 alternative options

Night bus  •  37 min

  1. Take the night bus from Bolton to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express

$5 - $9

Taxi  •  19 min

  1. Take a taxi from Bolton to Manchester Piccadilly Station 15.7 miles

$55 - $70

Drive  •  19 min

  1. Drive from Bolton to Manchester Piccadilly Station 15.7 miles

$3 - $5

Rideshare  •  51 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Bolton to Manchester 14.3 miles

$21

Uber  •  19 min

  1. Take an Uber from Bolton to Manchester Piccadilly Station 15.7 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Bolton to Manchester Piccadilly Station is to line 8 bus which costs £2 - £3 and takes 1 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bolton to Manchester Piccadilly Station is to taxi which costs £40 - £55 and takes 19 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bolton Interchange and arriving at Spinningfields, Bridge St. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 58 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bolton and arriving at Manchester Piccadilly. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 21 min.

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The distance between Bolton and Manchester Piccadilly Station is 11 miles. The road distance is 15.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Bolton to Manchester Piccadilly Station without a car is to train which takes 21 min and costs £3 - £5.

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The train from Bolton to Manchester Piccadilly takes 21 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Bolton to Manchester Piccadilly Station bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Bolton station.

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

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The best way to get from Bolton to Manchester Piccadilly Station is to train which takes 21 min and costs £3 - £5. Alternatively, you can line 8 bus, which costs £2 - £3 and takes 1 h 17 min.

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Map of how to get from Bolton to Manchester Piccadilly Station.
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  • Distance: 11.1 miles
  • Duration: 21 min

What companies run services between Bolton, England and Manchester Piccadilly Station, England?

Northern Rail operates a train from Bolton to Manchester Piccadilly Station hourly. Tickets cost $4 - $7 and the journey takes 21 min. Alternatively, First operates a bus from Bolton to Manchester Piccadilly Station every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $3 - $4 and the journey takes 58 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
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
Night bus from Bolton to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
nationalexpress.com
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 Piccadilly Station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $50
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uber.com
Access
$27 - $40
UberX
$30 - $50
Assist
$30 - $50
Exec
$40 - $60
UberXL
$45 - $65
Taxi from Bolton to Manchester Piccadilly Station
Ave. Duration
19 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 Piccadilly Station bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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Bolton to Manchester Piccadilly Station train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Manchester Piccadilly station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bolton to Manchester Piccadilly Station is 16 miles. It takes approximately 19 min to drive from Bolton to Manchester Piccadilly Station.

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There are 813+ hotels available in Manchester Piccadilly Station. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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

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