Bolton to Ayr by train

  • First train
    06:03
  • Last train
    19:07
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 7m
  • Distance
    253 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    25
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 26m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Bolton to Ayr by train

Fast trains from Bolton to Ayr take around 4 hours and 7 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 253 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Bolton and Ayr.

1. Are there direct trains from Bolton to Ayr?

Journeys between Bolton and Ayr usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 30 departures on the route from Bolton to Ayr every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 6 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Bolton to Ayr?

The Bolton to Ayr train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 7 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Bolton to Ayr train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Ayr is usually scheduled to depart Bolton around 06:03 and the last train is around 19:07. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Bolton around 07:41, and the last at 19:45.

When to book Bolton to Ayr train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Bolton to Ayr by train.

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Which train companies operate between Bolton and Ayr?

More than one train company operates on the route from Bolton to Ayr, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Avanti West Coast
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • ScotRail
  • TransPennine Express
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.