There are 7 ways to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Bolton by train, bus, taxi, car, rideshare or towncar

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Train  •  21 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Bolton

$4 - $7

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Line 36 bus  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Take the line 36 bus from Piccadilly Gardens (Plaza) to Bolton Interchange 36 / ...

$3 - $4

5 alternative options

Bus  •  37 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Bolton National Express

$6 - $9

Taxi  •  20 min

  1. Take a taxi from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Bolton 16.1 miles

$60 - $75

Drive  •  20 min

  1. Drive from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Bolton 16.1 miles

$3 - $5

Rideshare  •  51 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Manchester to Bolton 14.6 miles

$22

Uber  •  20 min

  1. Take an Uber from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Bolton 16.1 miles

$30 - $50

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St station and arriving at Bolton. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Manchester Piccadilly and arriving at Bolton. Services depart every 30 minutes. The journey takes approximately 21 min.

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The distance between Manchester Piccadilly Station and Bolton is 11 miles. The road distance is 16.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Bolton without a car is to train which takes 21 min and costs .

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The train from Manchester Piccadilly to Bolton takes 21 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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

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Manchester Piccadilly Station to Bolton train services, operated by Northern Rail, depart from Manchester Piccadilly station.

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The best way to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Bolton is to train which takes 21 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 37 min.

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Manchester Piccadilly Station to Bolton bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bolton station.

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Manchester Piccadilly Station to Bolton train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Bolton station.

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Map of how to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Bolton.
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  • Distance: 11.1 miles
  • Duration: 21 min

What companies run services between Manchester Piccadilly Station, England and Bolton, England?

Northern Rail operates a train from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Bolton every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $4 - $7 and the journey takes 21 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Bolton 4 times a day. Tickets cost $6 - $9 and the journey takes 30 min.

Train operators
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 Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Bolton
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Manchester to Bolton
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Uber Manchester
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Bolton
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Signup at
uber.com
Access
$28 - $40
UberX
$30 - $50
Assist
$30 - $50
Exec
$40 - $60
UberXL
$45 - $65
Taxi from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Bolton
Ave. Duration
20 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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Yes, the driving distance between Manchester Piccadilly Station to Bolton is 16 miles. It takes approximately 20 min to drive from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Bolton.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Manchester Piccadilly Station and Bolton. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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