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

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Train  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Manchester Piccadilly

$100 - $150

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Fly Southampton to Manchester  •  3 h 34 min

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

$49 - $188

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Drive  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to Bolton 236.8 miles

$50 - $75

Fly Southampton to Leeds Bradford, train  •  4 h 54 min

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

$104 - $303

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester  •  5 h 25 min

  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 - $349

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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 4 h 43 min.

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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 4 h 43 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 43 min 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 4 h 43 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 3 h 34 min.

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

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

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

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Flybe offers flights from Southampton Airport to Manchester Airport.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Bolton.
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  • Distance: 191.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 43 min

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 4 h 5 min. Alternatively, Flybe flies from Southampton to Bolton 5 times a day.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Southampton to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Southampton to Leeds Bradford via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
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
4 h 5 min
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
49 min
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
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $26
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $25

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