There are 4 ways to get from Bolton to Stratford-upon-Avon 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  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham Moor Street to Stratford-upon-Avon

$65 - $103

Cheapest option

Line 37 bus, bus  •  6 h 54 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 Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station to Stratford-upon-Avon, British Home Stores X20

$25 - $30

2 alternative options

Line 540 bus, train, bus  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take the line 540 bus from Gilnow, Deane Road/University of Bolton (Bolton College) to Wigan, King St West/Wallgate (Takeaway) 540
  2. Take the train from Wigan North Western to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the bus from Redditch, Bus Station (below Kingfisher Shopping Centre) to Stratford-upon-Avon, NatWest Bank X19

$77 - $117

Drive  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Bolton to Stratford-upon-Avon 131.9 miles

$28 - $45

What companies run services between Bolton, England and Stratford-upon-Avon, England?

You can take a train from Bolton to Stratford-upon-Avon via Manchester Piccadilly, Birmingham New Street, and Birmingham Moor Street in around 3 h 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bolton to Stratford-upon-Avon via Manchester City Centre, York St/Mosley St (Toni & Guy), Manchester, Birmingham, and Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station in around 6 h 54 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Wigan North Western to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $95
Bus operators
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Gilnow, Deane Road/University of Bolton (Bolton College) to Wigan, King St West/Wallgate (Takeaway)
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach Warwickshire
Phone
01604 67 60 60
Email
midlands.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Redditch, Bus Station (below Kingfisher Shopping Centre) to Stratford-upon-Avon, NatWest Bank
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Johnson's Excelbus
Phone
01564 797 070
Email
businfo@johnsonscoaches.co.uk
Website
johnsonscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station to Stratford-upon-Avon, British Home Stores
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
johnsonscoaches.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Bolton to Stratford-upon-Avon?

The distance between Bolton and Stratford-upon-Avon is 162 km. The road distance is 211 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Bolton to Stratford-upon-Avon?

The cheapest way to get from Bolton to Stratford-upon-Avon is to line 37 bus and bus which costs £17 - £22 and takes 6 h 54 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Bolton to Stratford-upon-Avon?

The quickest way to get from Bolton to Stratford-upon-Avon is to drive which takes 2 h 12 min and costs £20 - £29.

Is there a direct train between Bolton and Stratford-upon-Avon?

No, there is no direct train from Bolton to Stratford-upon-Avon. However, there are services departing from Bolton and arriving at Stratford-upon-Avon via Manchester Piccadilly and Birmingham Moor Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 50 min.

Is there a direct bus between Bolton and Stratford-upon-Avon?

No, there is no direct bus from Bolton to Stratford-upon-Avon. However, there are services departing from Bolton, Bradshawgate/Shiffnall Street (The Alma Inn) and arriving at Stratford-upon-Avon, British Home Stores via Manchester and Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 54 min.

How long does it take to get from Bolton to Stratford-upon-Avon?

It takes approximately 3 h 50 min to get from Bolton to Stratford-upon-Avon, including transfers.