Bolton to Edinburgh by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    04:30
  • Last train
    00:18
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 9m

Travelling from Bolton to Edinburgh by train

The fastest trains from Bolton to Edinburgh take around 3 hours and 9 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 269 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Bolton and Edinburgh.

Journeys between Bolton and Edinburgh usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 24 departures on the route from Bolton to Edinburgh 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 41 departures. The duration is normally about 3 hours and 9 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart Bolton around 04:30 and the last train is around 23:56. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Bolton around 04:35, and the last at 00:18.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book Bolton to Edinburgh 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 Bolton to Edinburgh by train.

Which trains operate between Bolton and Edinburgh?

More than one type of train operates on the route from Bolton to Edinburgh, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • First TransPennine Express
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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