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

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  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Nottingham to Manchester Piccadilly

$24 - $66

Cheapest option

Bus, line 36 bus  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from NOTTINGHAM, Station Street to Manchester National Express
  2. Take the line 36 bus from Manchester City Centre, Princess St/Arora (Hotel) to Bolton, Blackhorse Street/Great Moor Street (Carpark) 36

$14 - $20

2 alternative options

Bus, line 37 bus  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Derby, Bus Station to Manchester City Centre, Manchester Central Coach Station Tp / ...
  2. Take the line 37 bus from Manchester City Centre, Princess St/Arora (Hotel) to Bolton, Bradshawgate/Shiffnall Street (The Alma Inn) 37

$16 - $17

Drive  •  1 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Nottingham to Bolton 98.2 miles

$21 - $35

What companies run services between Nottingham, England and Bolton, England?

East Midlands Trains operates a train from Nottingham to Bolton every 2 hours. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 1 h 48 min. Merseyrail Electrics also services this route 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nottingham to Bolton via Manchester and Manchester City Centre, Princess St/Arora (Hotel) in around 5 h 5 min.

Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Nottingham to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$20 - $30
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Bus operators
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Manchester City Centre, Princess St/Arora (Hotel) to Bolton, Blackhorse Street/Great Moor Street (Carpark)
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
First
Bus from Manchester City Centre, Princess St/Arora (Hotel) to Bolton, Bradshawgate/Shiffnall Street (The Alma Inn)
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
First
High Peak
Phone
0844 351 1120
Email
help@centrebus.com
Website
highpeakbuses.com
Bus from Derby, Bus Station to Manchester City Centre, Manchester Central Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
highpeakbuses.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Nottingham to Bolton?

The distance between Nottingham and Bolton is 110 km. The road distance is 157 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Nottingham to Bolton?

The cheapest way to get from Nottingham to Bolton is to bus and line 37 bus which costs £11 - £12 and takes 5 h 48 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Nottingham to Bolton?

The quickest way to get from Nottingham to Bolton is to drive which takes 1 h 49 min and costs £15 - £22.

Is there a direct train between Nottingham and Bolton?

No, there is no direct train from Nottingham to Bolton. However, there are services departing from Nottingham and arriving at Bolton via Manchester Piccadilly. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 28 min.

Is there a direct bus between Nottingham and Bolton?

No, there is no direct bus from Nottingham to Bolton. However, there are services departing from NOTTINGHAM, Station Street and arriving at Bolton, Blackhorse Street/Great Moor Street (Carpark) via Manchester City Centre, Princess St/Arora (Hotel). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 5 min.

How long does it take to get from Nottingham to Bolton?

It takes approximately 2 h 28 min to get from Nottingham to Bolton, including transfers.