London to Bolton by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from London to Bolton by train
Fast trains from London to Bolton take around 2 hours and 29 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 277 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between London and Bolton.
1. Are there direct trains from London to Bolton?
Journeys between London and Bolton usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 61 departures on the route from London to Bolton every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 52 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from London to Bolton?
The London to Bolton train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 29 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the London to Bolton train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Bolton is usually scheduled to depart London around 05:31 and the last train is around 23:00.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves London around 06:05, and the last at 21:51.
What's the London to Bolton train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from London to Bolton are $24.92.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $34 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $43. 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 London 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 London to Bolton by train.
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Which train companies operate between London and Bolton?
More than one train company operates on the route from London 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 London by train