Manchester to Bolton bus

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Cheap bus tickets and times from Manchester to Bolton

Showing times and prices for Jun 15


Fastest Journey

25 m


30 m

Buses per day



17 km

Cheap bus tickets from Manchester to Bolton start from $10 with an average ticket price of $10.

The fastest bus from Manchester to Bolton takes 25m in comparison to an average duration of 30m and covers a distance of 17 km.

3 buses leave Manchester for Bolton every day with 3 travelling directly.

National Express
Manchester, Coach Station
0 transfers
National Express
Manchester, Coach Station
0 transfers
2nd Cheapest
National Express
Manchester, Coach Station
0 transfers

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Overview: Bus from Manchester to Bolton

distanceDistance11 miles (17 km)
durationAverage bus duration25 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$8 (€7)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersNorthern Rail (3) or Bus

Buses from Manchester to Bolton cover the 11 miles (17 km) long trip taking on average 25 min with our travel partners like Northern Rail (3) or Bus. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $8 (€7), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $7 (€6). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester, Coach Station and arrive in Bolton, Rail Station (Stop AA).

Bus providers: Northern Rail (3) and Bus from Manchester to Bolton

Buy your official Northern Rail (3) and Bus bus tickets to Bolton from Manchester from $4 (€4) with Omio. Find bus times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable route.

Northern Rail is a train company based in the United Kingdom operating trains from Manchester to Bolton. It operates a wide range of services, from express trains to local services, and offers a variety of ticket types. Express trains are the fastest services, with journey times of up to two hours. Local services are slower, but offer more stops and a more relaxed atmosphere. Northern Rail also offers a range of ticket types, including single, return, and season tickets. Onboard facilities include comfortable seating, free Wi-Fi, and a range of refreshments. The most popular routes for Northern Rail are between major cities such as Manchester, Liverpool, and Leeds.

Bus information from Manchester to Bolton with Northern Rail (3):

  • Average Duration: 18 min
  • Cheapest Price: $4
  • Northern Rail (3) frequency: 50 a day

FAQs: Bus from Manchester to Bolton

FAQs: Take the bus from Manchester to Bolton with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from Manchester to Bolton.
Cheap bus tickets from Manchester to Bolton can start from as little as $7 (€6) when you book in advance. The average bus ticket price for Manchester to Bolton is $8 (€7); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Manchester to Bolton bus travel time is 25 min   for the 11 mile (17 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first bus from Manchester to Bolton leaves at 5: 33 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last bus from Manchester to Bolton leaves at 9: 10 PM.
For the route from Manchester to Bolton you can take a bus with Northern Rail (3) or Bus. Be sure to check out all possible bus companies that offer services between Manchester and Bolton on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

When departing from Manchester, you have various bus station options to start your trip from including Manchester, Coach Station, Manchester, Airport and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange. When arriving in Bolton, you can end your route in bus stations like Bolton, Rail Station (Stop AA), Bolton, Interchange and Bolton, Astley Bridge.

Passengers board the bus most frequently from Manchester, Coach Station, which is located around 0.8 miles (1.3 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the bus at Bolton, Rail Station (Stop AA), located 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Bolton from Manchester is worth doing with a journey time of 25 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a bus from Manchester to Bolton is May.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel to Bolton from Manchester including taking a train or bus.

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