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Southampton to Bolton

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2 suggested routes to go from Southampton to Bolton by flight, train, car, bus

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How to travel from Southampton to Bolton ?

Trip Southampton Bolton

Modes of transportplane, carpooling, bus, train
Distance190 mi
Direct lineYes

Bolton is your next holiday destination but you're wondering how to go there and how it is possible to get the cheapest Southampton to Bolton transport offers? In general, you browse several websites and spend hours without being sure that all transport solutions were considered.

Fortunately, Vivanoda is a multimodal travel planner that aggregates prices for buses, carpooling, flights and trains in a single search. Just enter your travel dates to Bolton then Vivanoda will do the rest. Finally, use the filters and sorting options to refine the results.

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

If you've already chosen the mode of transport you'd like to travel with, go directly to the dedicated section:

Southampton to Bolton bus

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

Going by bus from Southampton to Bolton may not be so obvious to you. Here are some reasons that may encourage you to take the bus to Bolton.

  • The Southampton Bolton tickets are sold at unbeatable prices, it is unlikely that you will find better offers with the other modes of transport: rail or carpool offers.
  • The fleet of National Express coaches is new and, therefore, greener than carpooling. Since the Southampton Bolton road has already been built for a long time, buses don't require any additional infrastructure that distorts the landscape.
  • 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 Southampton to Bolton watching a good movie, listening to music, and why not even working!
  • A Wi-Fi connection is available to travellers in most coaches, which is an important asset for a 190 mi trip.

Coach companies on the Southampton Bolton trip

To get to Bolton by bus from Southampton, you only have the bus company National Express that serves the these two cities.

National Express Southampton Bolton

Bus stops in Southampton

You will have to arrive at your Southampton stop between 15 minutes and 30 minutes, depending on the bus company, before the departure time indicated on your ticket. The name of the destination 'Bolton' is always mentioned on the front of the bus. Before boarding, show your ticket to the driver, put your luggage in the hold and then sit at your seat.

  • Southampton

Arrival bus stations in Bolton

In Bolton, make sure you leave nothing in your seat or in the trunk of the coach.

  • Bolton

Train Southampton to Bolton

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

No, unfortunately no train line allows to go from Southampton to Bolton without making any changes.

Intercity train Southampton Bolton

Intercity trains serve the most important cities along the Southampton-Bolton route with an improved travel duration compared to regional trains.

Southampton Bolton railways companies

There are 3 carriers that operate rail journeys between Southampton and Bolton: CrossCountry, First TransPennine Express and Northern Rail.
CrossCountry Southampton BoltonFirst TransPennine Express Southampton BoltonNorthern Rail Southampton Bolton

Departure train stations in Southampton

  • Southampton Central

Railway stations in Bolton

  • Bolton
  • Bromley Cross

Cheap flights from Southampton to Bolton

Which airlines fly between Southampton and Bolton ?

The cities of Southampton and Bolton are not connected with a direct flight bus FlyBE is the airline you may take to travel to Bolton.
FlyBE Southampton Bolton

Departure airport in Southampton

  • SOU Southampton

Carpool from Southampton to Bolton

Carpooling is a recent way to travel by sharing your journey Southampton-Bolton with other travellers looking for the same route. This helps reduce travel costs for both the driver and the passenger, and also reduces the impact on the environment.

The important difference between carsharing and the other modes of transport is that it has not a scheduled timetable. This means that when looking for Southampton-Bolton rides, you'll be more likely to find ones if you search only three days in advance (and not two months). This is interesting for lastminute travel to Bolton.

When you book a ride between Southampton Bolton, you'll set directly with the driver how he can pick you up. No need to bother about the price once you travel, everything is paid online when you book your ride.

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