Trains from Bolton to Edinburgh

Bolton to Edinburgh train information

Bolton Edinburgh train map

Train duration 3h59m
Arrival Edinburgh, Scotland
Departure Bolton, England
Distance 167 Miles
Train operators TransPennine Express
Lowest train price from £20.60
Average train price £29.00

The route connecting Bolton, which is in England and Edinburgh, located in Scotland is well connected by trains. The trains are run by these several operators: TransPennine Express.

There are 167 miles between the 2 cities and the average journey time from Bolton to Edinburgh is approximately 3h59m. Taking the train is often the fastest option to get to Edinburgh from Bolton, and it's also a greener option than driving your car or flying.

We found tickets from £20.60 to travel in the next month. Prices can vary depending on when you travel or how long in advance you buy your ticket.

Best prices for Bolton to Edinburgh train tickets

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Bolton - Edinburgh: the best time to book cheap trains

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The Prices for train tickets Bolton to Edinburgh are increasing if you don't book early. According to our data, if you buy your train 7 days in advance, you can find tickets from £18 whereas when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £49 for your train. Thus, you may save 63% on the price of your ticket by booking 7 days in advance instead of on the day you're travelling.

The figures are based on the best fares found over the past 6 months when buying in advance versus at the last minute.

Best prices for Bolton to Edinburgh trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Bolton and Edinburgh by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Edinburgh to Bolton and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
£20.60 10/08/2024 18:40 TransPennine Express 15 days ago
£35.80 10/08/2024 16:38 TransPennine Express 15 days ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

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Discount Bolton - Edinburgh train tickets

The easiest way to spend less on your Bolton Edinburgh train ticket is probably to buy a railcard. While regional railcards are available in some areas, National railcards enable you to spend less on most rail fares across the UK. Everyone is eligible to at least a certain railcard, even non-UK citizens. National railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Senior discount card, Two together railcard, Family and Friends discount card and Disabled persons railcard.

  • The main benefit of using a railcard is that you only need a few trips to be profitable.

    You will need to purchase at least £88 of train tickets throughout the duration of the railcard's validity for the railcard to pay for itsfel. It corresponds to the price of the card, thirty pounds, divided by the saving, thirty four percent. On every train that you buy after that, you will save money.

    For instance, train tickets from Bolton to Edinburgh cost on average £28.20 (1). If you're dividing £88 by £28.20 (£88/£28.20 = 3.12), it turns out that after only 4 one way trips from Edinburgh to Bolton, the card will have paid for itself.

  • The cost to get a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to buy a 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to get a third off most rail fares for a complete year.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Bolton to Edinburgh train £28.20 £18.80 £9.40 3.13

(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare