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Travel Information to Edinburgh from Bolton

distanceDistance166 miles (267 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$34 - $38
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $34 (€28) • 2 h 54 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $34 (€28) • 2 h 54 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Avanti West Coast

Take a bus or train to travel 166 miles (267 km) to Edinburgh from Bolton. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 54 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $34 (€28). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or Avanti West Coast among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Bolton to Edinburgh.

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Travel Tips: Travel from Bolton to Edinburgh

Travel to Edinburgh easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Bolton to Edinburgh.

How do I get from Bolton to Edinburgh?

There are 2 travel options from Bolton to Edinburgh: bus or train.

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

The cheapest way to get from Bolton to Edinburgh is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $34 (€28) compared to other travel options to Edinburgh:

Taking a train is usually $5 (€4) less than taking a bus to Edinburgh, which costs on average $38 (€32) for the same trip.

What is the quickest way from Bolton to Edinburgh?

The fastest way from Bolton to Edinburgh is by train with an average journey time of 2 h 54 min.

There are alternative travel options to Edinburgh that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 8 h 55 min.

What is the distance between Bolton and Edinburgh?

You should expect to travel around 166 miles (267 km) between Bolton and Edinburgh.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Bolton to Edinburgh?

The average frequency per day from Bolton to Edinburgh is:

  • Around 12 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Bolton to Edinburgh as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling to Edinburgh from Bolton, where do I depart from Bolton and where do I arrive in Edinburgh?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Bolton to Edinburgh:

  • Most travelers who purchase a bus ticket from Bolton to Edinburgh depart from Bolton, Astley Bridge to Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Most travelers board their train from Bolton and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Bolton to Edinburgh?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Bolton to Edinburgh, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can get you to Edinburgh by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Bolton to Edinburgh for $38 (€32) on Omio.
  • Travel with Avanti West Coast to go to Edinburgh by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Avanti West Coast Bolton to Edinburgh tickets on Omio for $34 (€28).

Can I travel directly to Edinburgh from Bolton?

Yes, there are direct routes from Bolton to Edinburgh with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 12 direct trains per day to take to Edinburgh with First Transpennine Express.

Direct services to Edinburgh tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Bolton to Edinburgh?

Omio customers who travel from Bolton to Edinburgh often also extend their vacation to go to London, Glasgow or Manchester. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Edinburgh and these popular destinations at a great price.

How early should I purchase tickets between Bolton and Edinburgh online for the best deals?

When planning your trip from Bolton to Edinburgh, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $38 (€32) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $34 (€28) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Bolton to Edinburgh online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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