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Preston to Bolton

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How to go from Preston to Bolton ?

Trip Preston Bolton

Modes of transportcarpooling, bus, train
Distance16 mi
Direct lineYes

You've chosen Bolton as a destination for your next holidays or weekend but you don't know how to get there from Preston and how to find the best Preston to Bolton transport deals? Browsing several websites to get a simple information and book your trip is always very tedious.

Fortunately, Vivanoda is a multimodal travel planner that aggregates prices for buses, carpooling and trains in a single search. Fill in the date of your trip to Bolton and Vivanoda will display all the transport offers. Finally, use the filters and sorting options to refine the results.

You'll mainly use the trains, carpooling and buses of National Express, Blablacar, MegaBus, First TransPennine Express or Northern Rail to reach Bolton.

Read more information about each means of transport:

Preston to Bolton bus

There is a direct connection by intercity coach between Preston and Bolton.

You may wonder whether it's worth travelling by bus between Preston and Bolton and what the advantages of this mode of transport may be. Here are some reasons that may encourage you to take the bus to Bolton.

  • Unbeatable prices! On the Preston Bolton route, coach companies offer fares that are often much lower than train or carpooling.
  • These are professional drivers who will drive you to Bolton safely and confidently.
  • The presence of electrical outlets at your seat and USB ports will allow you to charge smartphone and laptop. You'll be able to spend all your time from Preston to Bolton watching a good movie, listening to music, and why not even working!
  • The recent coaches with which you will travel from Preston to Bolton are equipped with onboard toilets as well as comfortable reclining seats to make you travel in the best conditions.

Which coach companies to travel between Preston and Bolton?

MegaBus and National Express are the coach companies operating the bus line Preston Bolton with direct service.

MegaBus Preston BoltonNational Express Preston Bolton

Bus stops in Preston

Depending on the company, it is requested to be present at the bus stop in Preston from 15 to 30 minutes before the indicated departure time. In general, the destination 'Bolton' is displayed at the front of the bus with the other cities served. Finally, present your ticket to the staff of National Express or MegaBus who will allow you to put your suitcases in the trunk and then board.

  • Preston

Bus stops at arrival in Bolton

As soon as the coach stops at Bolton, make sure that you leave nothing in your seat or forget your hold luggage.

  • Bolton

Train Preston to Bolton

Is there a direct train for the Preston-Bolton route?

Yes, it is possible to go from Preston to Bolton by train without making any changes. The schedule may vary along the week, and direct trains may only operate on certain days. To find the cheapest Preston-Bolton train ticket, we advise you to launch a search on Vivanoda with your travel dates.

Intercity train Preston Bolton

The railway station bewteen Preston and Bolton are served by intercity trains which are faster than regional trains.

Preston Bolton train companies

These are the 2 railways companies that you may take during your trip to Bolton: Northern Rail and First TransPennine Express.
Northern Rail Preston BoltonFirst TransPennine Express Preston Bolton

Departure train stations in Preston

  • Preston

Arrival train stations in Bolton

  • Bolton

Carpool from Preston to Bolton

Carpooling is a recent way to travel by sharing your journey Preston-Bolton with other travellers looking for the same route. This has a very positive environmental impact since it optimizes the capacity of the car and it also allows saving money.

On the contrary to other means of transportation, carsharing doesn't provide to travellers a defined scheduled. This means that when looking for Preston-Bolton rides, you'll be more likely to find ones if you search only three days in advance (and not two months). This is more a lastminute solution to go to Bolton.

When you book a ride between Preston Bolton, you'll set directly with the driver how he can pick you up. The payment is done on our partner's site; this avoids to talk about money with the driver.

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