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There are 5 ways to get from Southampton to Bolton by train, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 37m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Manchester Piccadilly

$99 - $149

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Fly Southampton to Manchester  •  3h 17m

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN) SOU - MAN

$49 - $189

3 alternative options

Drive  •  3h 55m

  1. Drive from Southampton to Bolton 236.8 miles

$50 - $75

Fly Southampton to Leeds Bradford, train  •  4h 47m

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) SOU - LBA
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Manchester Oxford Road

$99 - $298

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester  •  4h 59m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN

$126 - $348

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Bolton is to drive which costs £35 - £60 and takes 3h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Bolton is to fly which costs £35 - £150 and takes 3h 17m.

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No, there is no direct train from Southampton to Bolton. However, there are services departing from Southampton Central and arriving at Bolton via Manchester Piccadilly. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 37m.

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The distance between Southampton and Bolton is 191 miles. The road distance is 236.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Bolton without a car is to train which takes 4h 37m and costs £75 - £120.

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It takes approximately 4h 37m to get from Southampton to Bolton, including transfers.

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Southampton to Bolton train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Southampton Central station.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Bolton is to train which takes 4h 37m and costs £75 - £120. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs £35 - £150 and takes 3h 17m.

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The quickest flight from Southampton Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Southampton to Bolton train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Manchester Piccadilly station.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Bolton.
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  • Distance: 191.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 37m

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Southampton to Bolton hourly. Tickets cost $95 - $150 and the journey takes 4h 3m. Alternatively, Flybe flies from Southampton to Bolton 4 times a day.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Southampton to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $90
Anytime Single
$95 - $150
Off-Peak Single
$95 - $150
Train from Southampton Central to Reading
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $40
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $25
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $24

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Yes, the driving distance between Southampton to Bolton is 237 miles. It takes approximately 3h 55m to drive from Southampton to Bolton.

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Flybe offers flights from Southampton Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 790+ hotels available in Bolton. Prices start at $61 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Southampton Airport is to train which takes 10m and costs £1 - £28.

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