Stoke-on-Trent to Bolton by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 8m
  • Distance
    65 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    1hr 27m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Stoke-on-Trent to Bolton by train

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

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

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

We usually find around 48 departures on the route from Stoke-on-Trent 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 44 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Stoke-on-Trent to Bolton?

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

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Bolton is usually scheduled to depart Stoke-on-Trent around 06:45 and the last train is around 22:28. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Stoke-on-Trent around 07:19, and the last at 23:33.

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

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

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • 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.

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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.