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Manchester to Bolton bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$5.65
Shortest Duration1h 30m
Trips per day4
bus carriers1
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a bus ticket from Manchester to Bolton cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Manchester to Bolton were $6.67.

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

How long is the bus ride from Manchester to Bolton?

The distance between Manchester and Bolton is approximately 10.11 miles, or 16.27 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 2 hours, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses 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 bus 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 bus from Manchester to Bolton?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Manchester to Bolton by bus is usually on Monday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Monday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Manchester to Bolton?

On average there are 4 scheduled bus trips per day. National Express has the most regularly scheduled departures from Manchester to Bolton, with an average of 4 trips per day and 4 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from Manchester to Bolton. Of the 4 trips there all of the schedules require a connection as there are no direct trips. A connection will generally require disembarking from the bus and boarding another bus to complete your trip.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Manchester to Bolton start at $5.78.

1 carriers offer Manchester to Bolton bus trips

National Express

Book National Express from Manchester to Bolton from $5.65. There are 4 trips per day offered by National Express from Manchester to Bolton and you can expect on average to pay $6.67 for a National Express ticket to Bolton. In Manchester, National Express departs to Bolton from Manchester (Miles Platting), In Bolton, National Express arrives at 111 Newport St,

An average trip on National Express from Manchester to Bolton takes 2 hours and 0 minutes, while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Bolton in 1 hours and 30 minutes,

On weekends, National Express offers 4 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $6.67 for a weekend trip to Bolton.

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Plan your next adventure

Buses to Bolton depart from one main station in Manchester:
  • Manchester (Miles Platting)
Buses from Manchester arrive in Bolton at one main station:
  • 111 Newport St

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