Edinburgh to Bolton by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 48m
  • Distance
    269 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 52m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Edinburgh to Bolton by train

Fast trains from Edinburgh to Bolton take around 2 hours and 48 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 269 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Edinburgh and Bolton.

1. Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to Bolton?

Direct trains from Edinburgh to Bolton have been found.

We usually find around 8 direct trains on the route from Edinburgh to Bolton every weekday.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 11 departures.

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

The Edinburgh to Bolton train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 48 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Bolton is usually scheduled to depart Edinburgh around 06:15 and the last train is around 20:14. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Edinburgh around 06:13, and the last at 20:15.

When to book Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to Bolton by train.

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Which train companies operate between Edinburgh and Bolton?

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

  • First TransPennine Express
  • TransPennine Express

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.