There are 7 ways to get from Milngavie to Bolton by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Preston  •  3h 53m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Preston

£63 - £265

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Bus  •  7h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Preston, Lancashire National Express / ...

£13 - £41

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Train  •  4h 24m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Bolton

£67 - £95

Drive  •  3h 32m

  1. Drive from Milngavie to Bolton 210.5 miles

£35 - £55

Train to Glasgow, fly to Manchester  •  4h 4m

  1. Take the train from Milngavie to Glasgow Central Low Level
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Manchester (MAN) GLA - MAN

£51 - £233

Train to Edinburgh, fly to Manchester  •  4h 54m

  1. Take the train from Milngavie to Edinburgh Park
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Manchester (MAN) EDI - MAN

£48 - £176

Fly Glasgow to Liverpool, train  •  6h 4m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Liverpool (LPL) GLA - LPL
  2. Take the train from Liverpool South Parkway to Manchester Oxford Road

£46 - £217

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The cheapest way to get from Milngavie to Bolton is to bus which costs £12 - £45 and takes 7h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Milngavie to Bolton is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3h 32m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milngavie station to Bolton. However, there are services departing from Milngavie station and arriving at Bolton via Glasgow and Preston, Lancashire. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 24m.

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No, there is no direct train from Milngavie to Bolton. However, there are services departing from Milngavie and arriving at Bolton via Glasgow Central and Preston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 53m.

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The distance between Milngavie and Bolton is 180 miles. The road distance is 210.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Milngavie to Bolton without a car is to train via Preston which takes 3h 53m and costs £60 - £270.

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It takes approximately 3h 53m to get from Milngavie to Bolton, including transfers.

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Milngavie to Bolton bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Glasgow station.

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Milngavie to Bolton train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from Glasgow Central station.

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The best way to get from Milngavie to Bolton is to train via Preston which takes 3h 53m and costs £60 - £270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £12 - £45 and takes 7h 24m.

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Map of how to get from Milngavie to Bolton.
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  • Distance: 180.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 53m

What companies run services between Milngavie, Scotland and Bolton, England?

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from Milngavie to Bolton hourly. Tickets cost £70 - £250 and the journey takes 2h 16m. TransPennine Express also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Milngavie to Bolton twice daily. Tickets cost £8 - £11 and the journey takes 4h 10m. Megabus UK also services this route 4 times a week.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £220
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£80 - £190
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £200
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £330
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Jersey
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £330
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via London Luton, Jersey
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£70 - £340
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via London Stansted, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £350
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £290
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £290
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £240
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£35 - £240
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £170
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£25 - £180
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£130 - £650
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Norwich
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£35 - £250
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Preston
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£70 - £250
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£70 - £95
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£180 - £250
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Preston
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£55 - £85
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£23 - £35
Off-Peak Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single
£55 - £85
Train from Glasgow Central to Bolton
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£65 - £90
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£25 - £40
Off-Peak Day Single
£40 - £60
Anytime Day Single
£65 - £90
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Milngavie to Glasgow Central Low Level
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £6
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£4 - £6
Train from Milngavie to Edinburgh Park
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Liverpool South Parkway to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£10 - £16
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£5 - £8
Off-Peak Single
£10 - £16
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £16
Anytime Single
£14 - £21
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 Glasgow to Preston, Lancashire
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£8 - £11
Book at
National Express
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Preston City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£20 - £35
Website
Megabus UK

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Milngavie to Bolton bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Preston, Lancashire station.

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Milngavie to Bolton train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Preston station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milngavie to Bolton is 210 miles. It takes approximately 3h 32m to drive from Milngavie to Bolton.

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Aer Lingus, British Airways, Ryanair and two other airlines offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 1035+ hotels available in Bolton. Prices start at £52 per night.

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