There are 10 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bolton by train, bus, car, subway or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train via Manchester Piccadilly  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

$119 - $196

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from London Gatwick Airport South to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Bolton National Express

$39 - $53

8 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Wigan North Western

$131 - $225

Train CrossCountry  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Manchester Piccadilly

$112 - $177

Drive  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bolton 248 miles

$50 - $80

Train, Tube to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Take the Tube from Victoria Underground Station to Paddington Underground Station
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN

$117 - $340

Train, train to Southend, fly to Manchester  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Manchester (MAN) SEN - MAN

$107 - $373

Train, Tube to London Heathrow, fly to Leeds Bradford  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Take the Tube from Victoria Underground Station to Paddington Underground Station
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) LHR - LBA
  4. Take the train from Leeds to Manchester Victoria
  5. Take the train from Manchester Victoria to Bolton

$126 - $294

Train to Southampton, fly to Manchester  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN) SOU - MAN

$85 - $212

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Newcastle, train  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Newcastle (NCL) LHR - NCL
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to Manchester Victoria

$172 - $455

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bolton is to bus which costs £29 - £45 and takes 7 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bolton is to train which costs £100 - £180 and takes 3 h 52 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Bolton is 194 miles. The road distance is 248 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 55 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bolton, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bolton. However, there are services departing from London Gatwick Airport South and arriving at Bolton via Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bolton. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Bolton via London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 55 min.

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What companies run services between London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England and Bolton, England?

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bolton via London St Pancras International LL, London Euston, and Manchester Piccadilly in around 3 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Bolton via Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 in around 7 h 25 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flights from London Heathrow to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $100
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $170
Train from London Euston to Wigan North Western
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $180
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $50
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Manchester Victoria
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $24
Train from Newcastle to Manchester Victoria
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$24 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
South Western Railway
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Gatwick Airport South to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Bolton
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
nationalexpress.com

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