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

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Line 101 bus, train  •  46 min

  1. Take the line 101 bus from Moss Side, Alexandra Park (Old Bus Depot) to Manchester City Centre, Whitworth St West (RITZ) 101 / ...
  2. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Bolton

$7 - $9

Cheapest option

Line 36 bus  •  1 h 38 min

  1. Take the line 36 bus from Manchester City Centre, Arora Hotel to Bolton Interchange 36 / ...

$6 - $7

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  22 min

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

$60 - $75

Drive  •  22 min

  1. Drive from Greater Manchester to Bolton 17 miles

$3 - $6

Uber  •  22 min

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

$35 - $50

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Greater Manchester to Bolton. However, there are services departing from Moss Side, Horton Rd and arriving at Bolton Interchange via Manchester City Centre, Arora Hotel. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 38 min.

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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 101 bus and train which takes 46 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 46 min to get from Greater Manchester to Bolton, including transfers.

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Greater Manchester to Bolton bus services, operated by First, depart from Manchester City Centre, Arora Hotel station.

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Greater Manchester to Bolton bus services, operated by First, arrive at Bolton Interchange station.

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

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There are 708+ hotels available in Bolton. Prices start at $60 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: 46 min

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

First operates a bus from Greater Manchester to Bolton every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $3 - $4 and the journey takes 1 h 16 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Moss Side, Alexandra Park (Old Bus Depot) to Manchester City Centre, Whitworth St West (RITZ)
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Uber Manchester
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Greater Manchester to Bolton
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Signup at
uber.com
Access
$30 - $45
UberX
$35 - $50
Assist
$30 - $50
Exec
$40 - $60
UberXL
$45 - $70
Taxi from Greater Manchester to Bolton
Ave. Duration
22 min
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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