There are 5 ways to get from St Helens to Bolton by train, bus, taxi 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  •  57 min

$7 - $10

Cheapest option

Line 34 bus, line 582 bus  •  1 h 27 min

  1. 34
  2. 582

$5 - $8

3 alternative options

Line 352 bus, bus  •  1 h 43 min

  1. 352
  2. 575 / ...

$10 - $11

Taxi  •  32 min

  1. 19.2 miles

$70 - $90

Drive  •  32 min

  1. 19.2 miles

$4 - $6

What companies run services between St Helens, England and Bolton, England?

You can take a train from St Helens to Bolton via Wigan North Western in around 57 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from St Helens to Bolton via Leigh Bus Station in around 1 h 27 min.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from St Helens Central to Wigan North Western
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Wigan North Western to Bolton
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Bus operators
Arriva Merseyside
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from St Helens Bus Station to Leigh Bus Station
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from St Helens Bus Station to Wigan, Wallgate/Wallgate Stn (Takeaway)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Arriva North West
Phone
0344 800 44 11
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Wigan, Mesnes St/Market to Bolton, St. Georges Road/Duke Street (House 72)
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Wigan, King St West/Wallgate (Takeaway) to Bolton, Blackhorse Street/Great Moor Street (Carpark)
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Diamond
Phone
0121 322 2222
Email
comments@diamondbuses.com
Website
diamondbuses.com
Bus from Wigan, Mesnes St/Market to Bolton, St. Georges Road/Duke Street (House 72)
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
diamondbuses.com
Other operators
Taxi from St Helens to Bolton
Ave. Duration
32 min
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Comcab Liverpool
Phone
+44 151 298 2222
Website
comcab-liverpool.co.uk
Taxi In Liverpool
Phone
+44 151 236 1915

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Questions & Answers

The distance between St Helens and Bolton is 25 km. The road distance is 31 km.

The cheapest way to get from St Helens to Bolton is to drive which costs £3 - £5 and takes 32 min.

The quickest way to get from St Helens to Bolton is to taxi which takes 32 min and costs £50 - £65.

No, there is no direct train from St Helens to Bolton. However, there are services departing from St Helens Central and arriving at Bolton via Wigan North Western. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 57 min.

No, there is no direct bus from St Helens to Bolton. However, there are services departing from St Helens Bus Station and arriving at Gilnow, Derby Street/University of Bolton via Leigh Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 27 min.

It takes approximately 57 min to get from St Helens to Bolton, including transfers.