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Trip Bristol Bolton

Plan your trip by train, bus, carpooling, plane from Bristol to Bolton


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How to get from Bristol to Bolton?

We are suggesting 17 routes by train, bus, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Bristol Bolton. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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All modes of transport Bristol Bolton

For your trip from Bristol (England, United Kingdom) to Bolton (United Kingdom) with a distance of 147 mi you will be able to take 4 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, carpooling, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
You are lucky, there is a direct intercity bus line Bristol-Bolton that often turns out to be the most economical solution.
You will board a coach of National Express in Bristol. The bus will drop you off at Bolton bus station (173.4 mi from Bolton, United Kingdom). Please make sure to show up on time at Bristol bus station (0.3 mi from Bristol) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Bolton.
With Blablacar you will probably find drivers sharing a ride on the itinerary Bristol-Bolton.
It is not possible to travel directly by train from Bristol to Bolton without changing trains but some trains run on lines Bristol-Manchester and Manchester-Bolton allowing you to make the entire trip only by rail.
Trains of CrossCountry to Manchester leave from Bristol Temple Meads railway station in Bristol. Arrival in Manchester will take place at Manchester Piccadilly station (0.3 mi from the city centre). Correspondence or change is required in Manchester where the train operated by Northern Rail or First TransPennine Express leave for Bolton.
No flight allows you to fly directly to Bolton from Bristol. You can take the flight Bristol-Manchester and complete the other part of your journey traveling by bus.
Leave Bristol and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Bristol BRS airport, 7.5 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Manchester (Manchester International airport, IATA code: MAN) operated by Aurigny Air Services.

Which carriers to travel between Bristol and Bolton?

Bus companies
MegaBus operates the intercity bus services from the bus station of Bristol in Bristol and to the one of Manchester (England United Kingdom) and between the city of Manchester (serving Manchester bus station at 0.2 mi from centre) and the city of Bolton where the coach will drop you off at Bolton station situated at about 173.4 mi from Bolton city centre.
National Express is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line from the bus station of Bristol in Bristol and to the one of Bolton ( United Kingdom)
Railway companies
Northern Rail provides a rail connection Manchester-Bolton with the train from Manchester Piccadilly railway station (0.3 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Bromley Cross at arrival (2.2 mi from centre)
First TransPennine Express transports passengers on a rail line from Manchester to Bolton with the train which leaves Manchester Piccadilly station to arrive at Bolton railway station ( United Kingdom)
CrossCountry operates the train journey Bristol-Manchester with the train from Bristol Temple Meads railway station (0.6 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Manchester Piccadilly at arrival (0.3 mi from centre)
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Bristol-Bolton (147.9 mi)
Aurigny Air Services carries out a flight from Bristol BRS airport situated 7.5 mi away from the city centre of Bristol to Manchester (arrival at Manchester International MAN airport)

Stop cities from Bristol or cities to visit near Bolton

When travelling from Bolton to Bristol by plane, carpooling, bus, train, you might have to change at Manchester located at 141 mi from Bristol and 11 mi away from Bolton, Stoke on Trent situated at 111 mi from Bristol and at approximately 40 mi from Bolton, Wolverhampton located at 81 mi from Bristol and 71 mi away from Bolton (United Kingdom). If you have some time on your way to Bolton or back to Bristol, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
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