Bolton Bus Station, an integral part of the Bolton Interchange, is a prime example of modern and efficient transportation infrastructure. Conveniently connected to Bolton Train Station, it offers seamless travel options for local commuters and visitors alike.
Located in Bolton town centre, the station boasts an excellent location that provides easy access to numerous attractions and places of interest.
Bus Services and Routes
Buses from Bolton Bus Station include services to Blackburn, Manchester, Leigh, Bury, Wigan, Farnworth, Preston, the Trafford Centre, Rochdale, and Horwich. Bus routes to destinations in the Bolton area are also offered.
To view departure times and a complete list of services, visit the Transport for Greater Manchester website.
Buying a bus ticket is a straightforward process. Passengers can pay the bus driver with cash. Most bus companies also accept payment by contactless cards. Other options include purchasing saver tickets or season tickets from bus company websites.
Facilities at the Bus Station
The modern amenities at Bolton Bus Station ensure a comfortable experience for all passengers. Facilities include:
- Waiting Area: Spacious seating areas with real-time passenger information screens displaying arrival/departure times.
- Restrooms: Clean restrooms equipped with baby changing facilities.
- Shops: Retail outlets selling snacks and beverages.
- Accessibility for Disabled Persons: The station offers level or ramped flooring, easily accessible restrooms, and dedicated spaces for wheelchair users.
The Bolton Interchange also features a dedicated Cycle Hub, catering to the growing community of cyclists in the town.
This secure and well-maintained facility provides 48 safe storage spaces for bikes, ensuring a hassle-free experience for those who prefer sustainable and active modes of transportation.
Protected by CCTV surveillance and a swipe-card entry system, the Cycle Hub offers peace of mind for users storing their bikes while they embark on bus or train journeys.
Cyclists must register and purchase an annual cycle hub membership from Transport for Greater Manchester to use the Cycle Hub. Membership gives access to multiple regional cycle hubs across the county.
Bolton Bus Station is part of Bolton Interchange. Bolton Train Station is also part of Bolton Interchange.
A pedestrian bridge connects the station to Bolton Train Station.
Location and Accessibility
Situated on Great Moor Street in Bolton (postcode BL1 1NS), the bus station enjoys a great location at the southern end of Bolton town centre.
The current Bolton Bus Station was developed to replace the previous station on Moor Lane. After a public consultation in January 2010 by Transport for Greater Manchester (then named GMPTE), plans were formed to create a newer and more modern bus station adjacent to the railway station.
The project was designed by architects Aedas and received approval from the Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council in June 2010. Following some amendments and additional consultations, construction approval was finally granted in March 2012.
The new bus station officially opened its doors to passengers in September 2017. The £48 million development ushered in a new era of travel convenience for Bolton and its visitors.