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There are 5 ways to get from Manchester Victoria to Bolton by train, bus, taxi, car or rideshare

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Train  •  18 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Victoria to Bolton

£5 - £14

4 alternative options

Line 8 bus  •  1h 2m

  1. Take the line 8 bus from Victoria Rail Station to Bolton Interchange 8

Taxi  •  19 min

  1. Take a taxi from Manchester Victoria to Bolton 15.5 miles

£35 - £45

Drive  •  19 min

  1. Drive from Manchester Victoria to Bolton 15.5 miles

£2 - £4

Rideshare  •  48 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Manchester to Bolton 14.6 miles

£16

Manchester Victoria to Bolton by train

The train journey time between Manchester Victoria and Bolton is around 20 min and covers a distance of around 11 miles. The fastest train normally takes 12 min. Services are operated by Northern Rail and TransPennine Express Service. Typically 290 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
20 min
Fastest train time:
12 min
Trains per week:
290
Cheapest price:
£5
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:37
Last train departs at:
23:19

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Manchester Victoria to Bolton train schedules

Manchester Victoria → Bolton
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The cheapest way to get from Manchester Victoria to Bolton is to drive which costs £2 - £4 and takes 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manchester Victoria to Bolton is to train which costs £5 - £14 and takes 18 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Victoria Rail Station station and arriving at Bolton Interchange. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 2m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Manchester Victoria and arriving at Bolton. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 18 min.

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The distance between Manchester Victoria and Bolton is 10 miles. The road distance is 15.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Manchester Victoria to Bolton without a car is to train which takes 18 min and costs £5 - £14.

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The train from Manchester Victoria to Bolton takes 18 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Manchester Victoria to Bolton bus services, operated by Diamond, depart from Victoria Rail Station.

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

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The best way to get from Manchester Victoria to Bolton is to train which takes 18 min and costs £5 - £14. Alternatively, you can line 8 bus, which costs and takes 1h 2m.

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Map of how to get from Manchester Victoria to Bolton.
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  • Distance: 10.3 miles
  • Duration: 18 min

What companies run services between Manchester Victoria, England and Bolton, England?

Northern Rail operates a train from Manchester Victoria to Bolton every 30 minutes. Tickets cost £5 - £9 and the journey takes 18 min. TransPennine Express Service also services this route once a week. Alternatively, Diamond operates a bus from Victoria Rail Station to Bolton Interchange every 20 minutes, and the journey takes 1h 2m.

Train operators
Bus operators
Diamond
Phone
0121 322 2222
Email
comments@diamondbuses.com
Website
diamondbuses.com
Bus from Victoria Rail Station to Bolton Interchange
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
Diamond
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to 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
£16
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blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Manchester Victoria to Bolton
Ave. Duration
19 min
Estimated price
£35 - £45
STS Cars Manchester
Phone
+44 161 864 1212
Website
stscars.co.uk
Street Cars Manchester
Phone
+44 161 228 7878
Website
streetcarsmanchester.co.uk
Radio Cars
Phone
+44 161 236 8033
Website
radiocarsmanchester.co.uk
MMA Transfers
Phone
+44 161 327 0405
Website
mmatransfers.com
Manchester Taxi Service
Phone
+44 161 270 8701
Website
manchestertaxiservice.co.uk
Manchester Cars
Phone
+44 161 228 3355
All United Manchester Taxis
Phone
+44 161 224 2424
Website
all-united.co.uk

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Manchester Victoria to Bolton bus services, operated by Diamond, arrive at Bolton Interchange station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Manchester Victoria to Bolton is 15 miles. It takes approximately 19 min to drive from Manchester Victoria to Bolton.

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

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