Bolton’s great location makes it the ideal place for a day out or a short break, by road or rail - Get directions. We're only 12 miles from Manchester city centre and 20 miles from Manchester Airport - making it the perfect base for exploring both Greater Manchester and the best of the North West.
Park FREE for 90 minutes at the Market Place too! See details.
Travelling by car
Bolton's easily accessible by road - the M60, M61 and M6 are all on our doorstep - so you can base yourself here and get out and about into the rugged beauty of the West Pennine Moors. See car parks in Bolton.
Bolton has a great bus service with routes all over the Northwest region. For more information call 0161 244 1000 or visit www.tfgm.com. For information on coach travel across the UK visit www.nationalexpress.com.
Metroshuttle town centre bus
When you arrive in Bolton, why not take advantage of our free town centre bus service which runs every 10 minutes during peak hours? For more information on the Metroshuttle bus, see www.bolton.gov.uk/freebus