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Bolton to Stoke-on-Trent by train

  • First train
    05:37
  • Last train
    20:53
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 8m
  • Distance
    65 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    74
  • Avg. journey time
    1hr 21m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Bolton to Stoke-on-Trent by train

Fast trains from Bolton to Stoke-on-Trent take around 1 hour and 8 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 65 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Bolton and Stoke-on-Trent.

1. Are there direct trains from Bolton to Stoke-on-Trent?

Journeys between Bolton and Stoke-on-Trent usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 75 departures on the route from Bolton to Stoke-on-Trent 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 Stoke-on-Trent?

The Bolton to Stoke-on-Trent train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 8 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Bolton to Stoke-on-Trent train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Stoke-on-Trent is usually scheduled to depart Bolton around 05:37 and the last train is around 21:21. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Bolton around 05:27, and the last at 23:39.

When to book Bolton to Stoke-on-Trent 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 Stoke-on-Trent by train.

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Which train companies operate between Bolton and Stoke-on-Trent?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • 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.

Stoke-on-Trent to Bolton by train

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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.