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Preston to Bolton coach - cost & duration

Cheapest price£5.26
Shortest Duration0h 35m
Trips per day7
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How much does a coach ticket from Preston to Bolton cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average coach fares from Preston to Bolton were £8.33.

The best way to find cheap coach tickets from Preston to Bolton is by booking earlier as most coach companies increase the price as the departure date approaches.

How long is the coach ride from Preston to Bolton?

The distance between Preston and Bolton is approximately 17.11 miles, or 27.53 kilometers. The average travel time for a coach between these two cities is around 3 hours and 25 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is and 35 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most coaches are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your coach has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by coach from Preston to Bolton?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Preston to Bolton by coach is at 00:00 on Monday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 00:00 on Monday is when the fewest number of coach tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the coach departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

What coach companies travel from Preston to Bolton?

On average there are 7 coach trips per day. National Express has the most options for departures from Preston to Bolton, with an average of 7 trips per day and 7 monthly trips. One coach carrier currently travels from Preston to Bolton. Of the 7 trips there are 2 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Preston to Bolton start at £10.51.

1 carriers offer Preston to Bolton coach trips

National Express

Book National Express from Preston to Bolton from £5.26. There are 7 National Express schedules from Preston to Bolton and you can expect on average to pay £8.33 for a National Express ticket to Bolton. In Preston, National Express departs to Bolton from Bus Station and 1 other station. In Bolton, National Express arrives at Astley Bridge and 1 other station.

An average trip on National Express from Preston to Bolton takes 3 hours and 25 minutes, while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Bolton in 0 hours and 35 minutes,

On weekends, National Express offers 7 trips per day and you could expect to pay £8.33 for a weekend getaway to Bolton.

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Plan your next adventure

There are 2 stations you could depart from, depending on the coach line you travel with. Most coach trips to Bolton will depart from these stations in Preston:
  • Bus Station
  • Fulwood
Coaches arrive in Bolton at 2 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with. These are the main coach stations in Bolton for trips arriving from Preston:
  • Astley Bridge
  • 111 Newport St