Bolton to Leicester by train

  • First train
    06:21
  • Last train
    00:22
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 20m
  • Distance
    136 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    76
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 51m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Bolton to Leicester by train

Fast trains from Bolton to Leicester take around 2 hours and 20 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 136 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Bolton and Leicester.

1. Are there direct trains from Bolton to Leicester?

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

We usually find around 81 departures on the route from Bolton to Leicester 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 68 departures.

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

The Bolton to Leicester train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 20 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Leicester is usually scheduled to depart Bolton around 06:51 and the last train is around 23:39. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Bolton around 05:37, and the last at 00:22.

When to book Bolton to Leicester 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 Leicester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Bolton and Leicester?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • East Midlands Railway
  • East Midlands Trains
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express
  • 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.