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London Euston to Bolton by train

It takes an average of 3h 48m to travel from London Euston to Bolton by train, over a distance of around 171 miles (275 km). There are normally 38 trains per day travelling from London Euston to Bolton and tickets for this journey start from £28.20 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 29m
PriceFrom £28.20
Distance171 miles (275 km)
Frequency38 trains per day
First train05:36
Last train00:34
Departure stationLondon Euston
Arrival stationBolton
Changes1 change
Train operatorsCrossCountry, TransPennine Express, East Midlands Railway, Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales

London Euston to Bolton train times

Check out the next trains departing from London Euston to Bolton for Tuesday 17th May 2022 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
11:56 14:35 2h 39m, 1 change
12:30 15:05 2h 35m, 1 change
12:30 15:09 2h 39m, 2 changes
12:40 15:20 2h 40m, 1 change
12:56 15:35 2h 39m, 1 change
13:30 16:05 2h 35m, 1 change
13:40 16:20 2h 40m, 1 change
13:56 16:37 2h 41m, 1 change
14:40 17:22 2h 42m, 1 change
14:56 17:35 2h 39m, 1 change

Taking the train from London Euston to Bolton in 2 hours 29 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from London Euston to Bolton? We've got you covered.

It usually takes around 3 hours 48 minutes to travel the 171 miles (275 km) from London Euston to Bolton by train, although you can get there in as little as 2 hours 29 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 38 trains per day running on this route. You'll need to make 1 change along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line. You're likely to be travelling with Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales or East Midlands Railway to Bolton. As the main train operators on this route, all offer plenty of space for luggage and comfortable seating as standard.

Book train tickets from London Euston to Bolton in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from £28.20. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices in our Journey Planner, for example when you travel at Off-Peak times or use a Railcard.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Bolton by train, or check our timetable above to view live train times.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from London Euston to Bolton? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from London Euston to Bolton take?

The average journey time by train between London Euston and Bolton is 3 hours and 48 minutes, with around 38 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.

What's the fastest journey time between London Euston and Bolton by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London Euston to Bolton is 2 hours and 29 minutes.

How much does the train from London Euston to Bolton cost?

Train ticket prices from London Euston to Bolton can start from as little as £28.20 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from London Euston to Bolton?

No, there are no direct train services from London Euston to Bolton. Travelling from London Euston to Bolton by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from London Euston to Bolton leave?

The first train from London Euston to Bolton leaves at 05:36. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from London Euston to Bolton leave?

The last train from London Euston to Bolton leaves at 00:34. 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.

What's the distance between London Euston and Bolton by train?

Trains travelling from London Euston to Bolton cover a distance of around 171 miles (275 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bolton to London Euston.

Cheap train tickets from London Euston to Bolton

Train tickets from London Euston to Bolton start at £28.20 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

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Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for London Euston to Bolton is right for you.

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