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Travelling from Edinburgh to Bolton by train

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

Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to Bolton?

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

We usually find around 31 departures on the route from Edinburgh 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 49 departures.

How long is the train journey from Edinburgh to Bolton?

The Edinburgh to Bolton train travel time is normally about 3 hours, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Edinburgh to Bolton train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Bolton is usually scheduled to depart Edinburgh around 06:06 and the last train is around 00:30. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Edinburgh around 06:15, and the last at 00:30.

When to book Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to Bolton by train.

Which train companies operate between Edinburgh and Bolton?

More than one train company operates on the route from Edinburgh to Bolton, 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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