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Leicester to Bolton by train

  • First train
    05:49
  • Last train
    00:58
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 24m
  • Distance
    136 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    47
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 19m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Leicester to Bolton by train

Fast trains from Leicester to Bolton take around 2 hours and 24 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 136 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Leicester and Bolton.

1. Are there direct trains from Leicester to Bolton?

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

We usually find around 42 departures on the route from Leicester to Bolton every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 51 departures.

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

The Leicester to Bolton train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 24 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Bolton is usually scheduled to depart Leicester around 06:17 and the last train is around 00:58. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Leicester around 05:49, and the last at 23:59.

When to book Leicester 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 Leicester to Bolton by train.

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Which train companies operate between Leicester and Bolton?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Midlands Railway
  • East Midlands Trains
  • First TransPennine Express
  • 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 Leicester 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.