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There are 5 ways to get from Holyhead to Bolton by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 59m

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Chester
  2. Take the train from Chester to Manchester Oxford Road

$53 - $110

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Bus  •  7h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Bangor, Gwynedd to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place National Express
  2. Take the bus from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to Salford National Express / ...

$31 - $58

3 alternative options

Train via Llandudno Junction  •  4h 28m

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Llandudno Junction
  2. Take the train from Llandudno Junction to Manchester Piccadilly

$51 - $100

Train via Liverpool Lime Street  •  4h 37m

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Chester
  2. Take the train from Chester to Liverpool Central Loop Line
  3. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Wigan North Western
  4. Take the train from Wigan North Western to Bolton

$49 - $104

Drive  •  2h 10m

  1. Drive from Holyhead to Bolton 126.8 miles

$27 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Holyhead to Bolton is to drive which costs £20 - £30 and takes 2h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Holyhead to Bolton is to drive which costs £20 - £30 and takes 2h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Holyhead to Bolton. However, there are services departing from Holyhead and arriving at Bolton via Chester and Manchester Oxford Road. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 59m.

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The distance between Holyhead and Bolton is 93 miles. The road distance is 126.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Holyhead to Bolton without a car is to train which takes 3h 59m and costs £40 - £85.

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It takes approximately 3h 59m to get from Holyhead to Bolton, including transfers.

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Holyhead to Bolton train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, depart from Holyhead station.

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The best way to get from Holyhead to Bolton is to train which takes 3h 59m and costs £40 - £85. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £23 - £45 and takes 7h 12m.

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Holyhead to Bolton train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, arrive at Manchester Oxford Road station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Holyhead to Bolton is 127 miles. It takes approximately 2h 10m to drive from Holyhead to Bolton.

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  • Distance: 93 miles
  • Duration: 3h 59m

What companies run services between Holyhead, Wales and Bolton, England?

You can take a train from Holyhead to Bolton via Chester and Manchester Oxford Road in around 3h 59m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Holyhead to Bolton via Bangor (Gwynedd), Bangor, Gwynedd, Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place, Salford, and Salford Crescent in around 7h 12m.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Train from Chester to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $23
First Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
Train from Holyhead to Llandudno Junction
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $25
First Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
Train from Llandudno Junction to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Train from Holyhead to Llandudno Junction
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $45
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Wigan North Western
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Wigan North Western to Bolton
Ave. Duration
17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
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
Bus from Bangor, Gwynedd to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
National Express
Bus from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to Salford
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
National Express

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