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There are 5 ways to get from Greater Manchester to Bolton by bus, train, taxi, car or towncar

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Recommended option

Line 50 bus, train  •  41m

  1. Take the line 50 bus from Manchester Royal Infirmary, Swinton Gr to Manchester City Centre, Gt Bridgewater St 50
  2. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Bolton

$7 - $11

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Line 50 bus, train via Salford Crescent  •  57m

  1. Take the line 50 bus from Manchester Royal Infirmary, Hathersage Rd to Salford Crescent Stn 50
  2. Take the train from Salford Crescent to Bolton

$7 - $10

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  22m

  1. Take a taxi from Greater Manchester to Bolton 17 miles

$60 - $75

Drive  •  22m

  1. Drive from Greater Manchester to Bolton 17 miles

$3 - $6

Uber  •  22m

  1. Take an Uber from Greater Manchester to Bolton 17 miles

$35 - $50

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Greater Manchester to Bolton is to drive which costs £2 - £4 and takes 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Greater Manchester to Bolton is to taxi which costs £45 - £60 and takes 22m.

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The distance between Greater Manchester and Bolton is 12 miles. The road distance is 17 miles.

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The best way to get from Greater Manchester to Bolton without a car is to line 50 bus and train which takes 41m and costs £5 - £9.

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It takes approximately 41m to get from Greater Manchester to Bolton, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Greater Manchester to Bolton is 17 miles. It takes approximately 22m to drive from Greater Manchester to Bolton.

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There are 806+ hotels available in Bolton. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Greater Manchester to Bolton.
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  • Distance: 12.4 miles
  • Duration: 41m

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

There is no direct connection from Greater Manchester to Bolton. However, you can take the line 50 bus to Manchester City Centre, Gt Bridgewater St, take the walk to Manchester Oxford Road, then take the train to Bolton. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Greater Manchester to Bolton via Salford Crescent Stn and Salford Crescent in around 57m.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Bolton
Ave. Duration
17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Salford Crescent to Bolton
Ave. Duration
15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Bolton
Ave. Duration
14m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$4 - $7
Off-Peak Day Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$5 - $7
Bus operators
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Manchester Royal Infirmary, Swinton Gr to Manchester City Centre, Gt Bridgewater St
Ave. Duration
9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Stagecoach Manchester
Bus from Manchester Royal Infirmary, Hathersage Rd to Salford Crescent Stn
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Stagecoach Manchester
Other operators
Uber Manchester
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Greater Manchester to Bolton
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $50
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Access
$28 - $40
UberX
$35 - $50
Assist
$30 - $50
Exec
$40 - $60
UberXL
$45 - $70
Taxi from Greater Manchester to Bolton
Ave. Duration
22m
Estimated price
$60 - $75
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

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