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Journey Information

Manchester to Bolton coach - cost & duration

Cheapest price£4.30
Shortest Duration1h 30m
Trips per day4
Coach lines1
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Manchester to Bolton right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most coach companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, coach companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a coach ticket from Manchester to Bolton?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £5.07 was the low point for coach fares from Manchester to Bolton. Coaches from Bolton to Manchester are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than £5.07 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most coach companies increase the price as the travel date approaches.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach usually takes around 2 hours to cover the 10 miles (16 kilometers) from Manchester, MAN to Bolton, BOL. However, the fastest coach only takes 1 hour 30 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by coach?

Because many passengers travel from Manchester to Bolton at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for coaches. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your coach travel for the beginning of the week.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Manchester?

The first coach leaves at 15:00 and the last coach leaves at 20:00. To see the times for all coaches from Manchester to Bolton, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 4 scheduled coaches that travel from Manchester to Bolton every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which coach you take, you will have to transfer coaches at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Manchester to Bolton; ticket prices start at £4.40.

What coach companies travel from Manchester to Bolton?

There is one coach company that operates from Manchester to Bolton. National Express is the only company that connects the two cities by coach. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled coaches per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
National Express42h 0m£5.07

Where does the coach leave from in Manchester?

Most coaches depart from the main station in Manchester, Manchester:

  • Manchester (Miles Platting)

Where does the coach arrive in Bolton?

All coaches from Manchester arrive at one main station in Bolton, Bolton:

  • 111 Newport St

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