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Swindon to Bolton by train

  • First train
    05:22
  • Last train
    00:42
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 40m
  • Distance
    228 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    44
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 42m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Swindon to Bolton by train

Fast trains from Swindon to Bolton take around 3 hours and 40 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 228 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Swindon and Bolton.

1. Are there direct trains from Swindon to Bolton?

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

We usually find around 45 departures on the route from Swindon to Bolton 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 40 departures.

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

The Swindon to Bolton train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 40 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Bolton is usually scheduled to depart Swindon around 05:22 and the last train is around 23:16. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Swindon around 06:11, and the last at 00:48.

When to book Swindon to Bolton 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 Swindon to Bolton by train.

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Which train companies operate between Swindon and Bolton?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway
  • 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.

Bolton to Swindon 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.