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There are 6 ways to get from Burnley to Bolton by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1h 23m

  1. Take the train from Burnley Manchester Road to Blackburn
  2. Take the train from Blackburn to Bolton

£10 - £17

5 alternative options

Train, line 1 bus  •  1h 24m

  1. Take the train from Burnley Manchester Road to Blackburn
  2. Take the line 1 bus from Blackburn Town Centre, Interchange to Bolton, Knowsley Street 1

Line 483 bus, bus  •  1h 49m

  1. Take the line 483 bus from Burnley, Bus Station to Bury Interchange 483
  2. Take the bus from Bury Interchange to Bolton Interchange 471 / ...

Line 152 bus, line 1 bus  •  1h 54m

  1. Take the line 152 bus from Burnley, St James Street to Blackburn Town Centre, Bus Station 152
  2. Take the line 1 bus from Blackburn Town Centre, Bus Station to Bolton, Heywood Street 1

Taxi  •  33 min

  1. Take a taxi from Burnley to Bolton 22.4 miles

£45 - £60

Drive  •  33 min

  1. Drive from Burnley to Bolton 22.4 miles

£3 - £5

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The cheapest way to get from Burnley to Bolton is to drive which costs £3 - £5 and takes 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Burnley to Bolton is to taxi which costs £45 - £60 and takes 33 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Burnley station to Bolton. However, there are services departing from Burnley, Bus Station and arriving at Bolton Interchange via Bury Interchange. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 49m.

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No, there is no direct train from Burnley to Bolton. However, there are services departing from Burnley Manchester Road and arriving at Bolton via Blackburn. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 23m.

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The distance between Burnley and Bolton is 16 miles. The road distance is 22.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Burnley to Bolton without a car is to train which takes 1h 23m and costs £10 - £17.

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It takes approximately 1h 23m to get from Burnley to Bolton, including transfers.

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Burnley to Bolton bus services, operated by Rossendale Transport, depart from Burnley, Bus Station.

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

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The best way to get from Burnley to Bolton is to train which takes 1h 23m and costs £10 - £17. Alternatively, you can line 483 bus and bus, which costs and takes 1h 49m.

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Map of how to get from Burnley to Bolton.
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  • Distance: 16.4 miles
  • Duration: 1h 23m

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

You can take a train from Burnley to Bolton via Blackburn in around 1h 23m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Burnley to Bolton via Bury Interchange in around 1h 49m.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Burnley Manchester Road to Blackburn
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £9
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£5 - £7
Anytime Day 1st Class
£6 - £9
Train from Blackburn to Bolton
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£5 - £7
Anytime Day 1st Class
£6 - £8
Bus operators
Transdev Lancashire Unit
Phone
01254 670 583
Email
hello@blackburnbus.co.uk
Website
transdevbus.co.uk
Bus from Blackburn Town Centre, Interchange to Bolton, Knowsley Street
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Transdev Lancashire Unit
Bus from Burnley, St James Street to Blackburn Town Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev Lancashire Unit
Bus from Blackburn Town Centre, Bus Station to Bolton, Heywood Street
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Transdev Lancashire Unit
Rossendale Transport
Phone
01706 390520
Email
getintouch@rossobus.com
Website
rossobus.com
Bus from Burnley, Bus Station to Bury Interchange
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Rossendale Transport
Bus from Bury Interchange to Bolton Interchange
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Rossendale Transport
Diamond
Phone
0121 322 2222
Email
comments@diamondbuses.com
Website
diamondbuses.com
Bus from Bury Interchange to Bolton Interchange
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Diamond
Other operators
Taxi from Burnley to Bolton
Ave. Duration
33 min
Estimated price
£45 - £60
Town Taxis
Phone
+44 1282 838 882
Doubletop Taxis
Phone
+44 1282 420 028
Burnley & Crown Taxis
Phone
+44 1282 455 555
Website
burnleytaxis.co.uk
Alan's 1st Choice Taxis
Phone
+44 1282 778 833
Website
minibusespadiham.co.uk

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Burnley to Bolton bus services, operated by Diamond, arrive at Bolton Interchange station.

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Burnley to Bolton train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Bolton station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Burnley to Bolton is 22 miles. It takes approximately 33 min to drive from Burnley to Bolton.

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