There are 4 ways to get from Holyhead to Bolton by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 45 min

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

$52 - $111

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Bus  •  8 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station) to Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station) X4 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bangor, Gwynedd to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place
  3. Take the bus from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St 060

$25 - $36

2 alternative options

Train via Llandudno Junction  •  4 h 47 min

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

$48 - $95

Drive  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Holyhead to Bolton 126.8 miles

$27 - $40

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Holyhead station to Bolton. However, there are services departing from Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station) and arriving at Bolton Interchange via Bangor, Gwynedd, Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place and Manchester City Centre, Arora Hotel. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 19 min.

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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 3 h 45 min.

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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 3 h 45 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 45 min to get from Holyhead to Bolton, including transfers.

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Holyhead to Bolton bus services, operated by Arriva Cymru, arrive at Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station).

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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 3 h 45 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 19 min.

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Holyhead to Bolton bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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

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Map of how to get from Holyhead to Bolton.
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  • Distance: 93 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 45 min

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 3 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Holyhead to Bolton via Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station), Bangor, Gwynedd, Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place, Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St, and Manchester City Centre, Arora Hotel in around 8 h 19 min.

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
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$55 - $80
Train from Chester to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $24
First Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
Train from Holyhead to Llandudno Junction
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $25
First Anytime Day Single
$26 - $40
Train from Llandudno Junction to Newton-le-Willows
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $45
First Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $85
Train from Holyhead to Llandudno Junction
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $45
Bus operators
Arriva Cymru
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station) to Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
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
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com

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

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