It takes an average of 3h 1m to travel from Birmingham to Bolton by train, over a distance of around 78 miles (126 km). There are normally 60 trains per day traveling from Birmingham to Bolton and tickets for this journey start from $31.62 when you book in advance.
From 2h 6m
78 miles (126 km)
60 trains per day
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The train from Birmingham to Bolton usually takes 3 hours 1 minute on average to travel 126 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 2 hours 6 minutes. You can expect to find 60 trains per day running on this popular route. As there aren't any direct services running between Birmingham and Bolton, you'll need to make 1 change on your way to Bolton.
To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Birmingham to Bolton in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from $31.62.
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The average journey time by train between Birmingham and Bolton is 3 hours and 1 minute, with around 60 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Birmingham to Bolton is 2 hours and 6 minutes.
Train tickets from Birmingham to Bolton can start from as little as $31.62 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
No, there are no direct train services from Birmingham to Bolton. Travelling from Birmingham to Bolton by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Birmingham to Bolton leaves at 05:30. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Birmingham to Bolton leaves at 01:47. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Birmingham to Bolton cover a distance of around 78 miles (126 km) during the journey.
If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bolton to Birmingham.
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