The University of Bolton is located only 20 miles from Manchester Airport and we would recommend that all students should try to arrive here. There are a number of ways to get from Manchester Airport to the University:

Meet and Greet service

We do offer a Meet and Greet service from Manchester Airport on certain days immediately before the start of the semester.

You must inform us of your arrival time otherwise we will not be expecting you. Please contact the university with your flight details and arrival times.

If you are arriving outside of these times then there are other options available to you:

Train to Bolton

Manchester Airport has a mainline train station and you can get a direct train to Bolton for between £4.10 and £6.20. The journey will only take 40 minutes and finding the station is very easy – just follow the signs in the terminal. For timetable information please visit

Taxi to Bolton

When you leave the airport terminal there will be taxis waiting straight outside. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

They are perfectly safe and reliable and will cost you around £35 to £45 depending on the time of day and the traffic.

Please make sure that you have written down the address of where you want to go to ensure that you have a smooth journey.

Arriving at a different airport

It is very difficult to give specific details if you arrive elsewhere but the general advice is for you to travel to Bolton by train or coach. Remember that it can take some time to travel to Bolton so please ensure that you leave enough time before the start of your course. For further information on coach travel please visit and for train travel please visit