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Bolton to Glasgow by train

  • First train
    06:03
  • Last train
    20:52
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 52m
  • Distance
    280 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    67
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 12m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Bolton to Glasgow by train

Fast trains from Bolton to Glasgow take around 2 hours and 52 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 280 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Bolton and Glasgow.

1. Are there direct trains from Bolton to Glasgow?

Journeys between Bolton and Glasgow usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 68 departures on the route from Bolton to Glasgow every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

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

The Bolton to Glasgow train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 52 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Glasgow is usually scheduled to depart Bolton around 06:03 and the last train is around 20:52. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Bolton around 07:02, and the last at 22:52.

When to book Bolton to Glasgow 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 Glasgow by train.

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Which train companies operate between Bolton and Glasgow?

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

  • First TransPennine Express
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • 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.