Trains from Edinburgh to Bolton

Edinburgh to Bolton train information

Edinburgh Bolton train map

Train duration 4h27m
Arrival Bolton, England
Departure Edinburgh, Scotland
Distance 167 Miles
Train operators TransPennine Express
Lowest train price from £32.40
Average train price £37.00

The trains from Edinburgh (Eastern Scotland) to Bolton (North West England) are provided by TransPennine Express. The services on board can change depending on the train company.

There are 167 miles between both cities and the average train duration connecting Edinburgh to Bolton is normally 4h27m. Travelling by train is normally the fastest solution to go to Bolton from Edinburgh, and it's also a greener option than taking your car or using the plane.

The cheapest ticket price we've found to travel in the next month is £32.40 one way.

Best prices for Edinburgh to Bolton train tickets

from £32.40 MORE 3h22m

Edinburgh - Bolton prices calendar

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Edinburgh - Bolton: the best time to book cheap trains

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The chart above illustrates the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the ticket is purchased. Purchasing your train from Edinburgh to Bolton in advance will enable you to pay less for your train.

The cheapest tickets we found were from £25 when purchasing your train 3 days in advance which is 63% cheaper than the best price we found when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling.

Best prices for Edinburgh to Bolton trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Edinburgh
Waverley
Bolton
£32.40 20/08/2022 08:12 TransPennine Express 3 months ago
Edinburgh
Waverley
Bolton
£40.60 20/08/2022 10:12 TransPennine Express 3 months ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

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National Railcards can bring you great savings if you're taking the train. Depending on your age and your situation, you might want to get one of the five existing railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can help you make great savings for your Edinburgh Bolton train ticket.

  • The main benefit of using a railcard is that it only takes a couple of 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 card to break-even. This number corresponds to the cost of the railcard, £30, divided by the discount, 34%. On every ticket that you buy afterwards, you will save money.

    As an example, train tickets from Edinburgh to Bolton cost on average £36.50 (1). If you're dividing £88 by £36.50 (£88/£36.50 = 2.41), it turns out that after only 3 one way journeys from Bolton to Edinburgh, the railcard will have paid for itself.

  • All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard that costs £20. Railcards enable you to get 34% off most rail fares, thus you will save 1/3 on most train fares.

(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
Edinburgh to Bolton train £36.50 £24.33 £12.17 2.42

(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