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There are 3 ways to get from Holyhead to Bolton by train or car

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Train  •  3h 52m

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Chester
  2. Take the train from Chester to Manchester Piccadilly

£50 - £143

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Train via Llandudno  •  4h 58m

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Llandudno Junction
  2. Take the train from Llandudno Junction to Newton-le-Willows

£44 - £97

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Drive  •  2h 10m

  1. Drive from Holyhead to Bolton 127.1 miles

£21 - £35

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The cheapest way to get from Holyhead to Bolton is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Holyhead to Bolton is to drive which costs £21 - £35 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 Piccadilly. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 52m.

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The distance between Holyhead and Bolton is 93 miles. The road distance is 127.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Holyhead to Bolton without a car is to train which takes 3h 52m and costs £50 - £150.

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It takes approximately 3h 52m to get from Holyhead to Bolton, including transfers.

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Holyhead to Bolton train services, operated by Transport for Wales, depart from Holyhead station.

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Holyhead to Bolton train services, operated by Transport for Wales, arrive at Manchester Piccadilly 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 52m

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

You can take a train from Holyhead to Bolton via Chester and Manchester Piccadilly in around 3h 52m.

Train operators
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £60
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Chester to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £23
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Holyhead to Llandudno Junction
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£24 - £35
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Llandudno Junction to Newton-le-Willows
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£28 - £40
Website
tfw.wales
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£30 - £110
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£80 - £110
Train from Holyhead to Llandudno Junction
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£15 - £55
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£15 - £20
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£40 - £55

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