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from Glasgow to Bolton

You can get from Glasgow to Bolton by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Glasgow to Bolton on Jan 17 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:06AMGlasgow Central2h59 12:05PMBolton
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09:06AMGlasgow Central2h59 12:05PMBolton
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10:40AMGlasgow Central3h10 01:50PMBolton
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09:40AMGlasgow Central3h11 12:51PMBolton
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08:36AMGlasgow Central3h16 11:52AMBolton
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Travel Information to Bolton from Glasgow

distanceDistance173 miles (279 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$64 - $94
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $64 (€53) • 10 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $94 (€78) • 3 h 37 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Avanti West Coast

Take a bus or train to travel 173 miles (279 km) to Bolton from Glasgow. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 37 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $64 (€53). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Avanti West Coast among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Glasgow to Bolton.

Travel Tips: Travel from Glasgow to Bolton

Travel to Bolton 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 Glasgow to Bolton.

How do I travel from Glasgow to Bolton?

There are 2 ways to travel from Glasgow to Bolton including taking a bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from Glasgow to Bolton?

The cheapest way to travel between Glasgow and Bolton is by taking a bus with an average price of $64 (€53).

This is compared to other travel options to Bolton:

Taking a bus is about $30 (€25) less than taking a train, which costs on average $94 (€78) for this journey.

What is the fastest way to travel from Glasgow to Bolton?

The fastest way from Glasgow to Bolton is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 37 min.

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

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 10 h 30 min.

How far is Bolton from Glasgow?

The Glasgow to Bolton distance is around 173 miles (279 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Glasgow to Bolton is:

  • 2 trains per day.

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

When traveling between Glasgow and Bolton, where do I depart from Glasgow and where do I arrive in Bolton?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Glasgow to Bolton:

  • Buses mostly leave from Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station and tend to arrive in Bolton, Astley Bridge.
  • Trains mostly leave from Glasgow Central and tend to arrive in Bolton.

Who can get me from Glasgow to Bolton?

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

  • Flixbus can get you to Bolton by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Glasgow to Bolton for $64 (€53) on Omio.
  • Travel with Avanti West Coast for trains to Bolton. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Avanti West Coast Glasgow to Bolton tickets on Omio for $94 (€78).

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Glasgow to Bolton?

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

How early should I buy Glasgow to Bolton tickets online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from Glasgow to Bolton, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $64 (€53) one way for this journey.
  • A train ticket for this journey costs on average $94 (€78) one way.

But we recommend booking Glasgow to Bolton tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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