Birmingham to Bolton by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Birmingham to Bolton by train
Fast trains from Birmingham to Bolton take around 1 hour and 49 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 127 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Birmingham and Bolton.
1. Are there direct trains from Birmingham to Bolton?
Journeys between Birmingham and Bolton usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 47 departures on the route from Birmingham to Bolton every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 50 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Birmingham to Bolton?
The Birmingham to Bolton train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 49 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Birmingham to Bolton train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Bolton is usually scheduled to depart Birmingham around 05:57 and the last train is around 23:10.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Birmingham around 05:57, and the last at 22:55.
What's the Birmingham to Bolton train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Birmingham to Bolton are $17.63.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $17 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $27. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Birmingham to Bolton train tickets?
Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance.
If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Birmingham to Bolton by train.
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Which train companies operate between Birmingham and Bolton?
More than one train company operates on the route from Birmingham to Bolton, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- First TransPennine Express
- Northern Rail
- TransPennine Express
- UK Rail Connections
- Virgin Trains
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
Bolton to Birmingham by train