Public Transport

Are there regular public transport services to the hospital and health centres?

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has all the details of all public transport across Greater Manchester including those services to the hospital which run both from Bolton town centre and from areas around the borough. It also has a journey planner tool which you can use to find out which bus routes will take you to the health centres and clinics across Bolton.

To find out times and other details, either ring TfGM on 0161 244 1000 or visit their website, (links to external website). Bus timetables for routes to and from the hospital are available at the hospital’s main reception.

Travelling to the Hospital

Travelling By Bus

The following bus services stop in the hospital grounds:

501 – First

Farnworth to Johnson Fold:

Farnworth – Harper Green – Highfield – Royal Bolton Hospital – Great Lever – Burnden – Rose Hill – Willows – Bolton Moor Lane – Bolton – Brownlow Fold – Doffcocker – Delph Hill

Johnson Fold to Farnworth:

Delph Hill – Doffcocker – Brownlow Fold – Bolton – Bolton Moor Lane – Bolton Interchange – Rose Hill – Burnden – Great Level – Royal Bolton Hospital – Highfield – Harper Green – Farnworth – Moses Gate

512 – Cumfy Bus

Bury to Royal Bolton Hospital:

Bury – Radcliffe – Outwood – Kearsley Station – Farnworth – Moses Gate – Great Lever – Royal Bolton Hospital

Royal Bolton Hospital to Bury:

Royal Bolton Hospital – Harper Green – Moses Gate – Farnworth – Kearsley – Kearsley Station – Stoneclough – Ringley – Ringley Bridge – Outwood – Chapel Field – Radcliffe – Warth Fold – Fishpool – Bury

521 – Diamond

Little Lever to Blackrod:

Little Lever – Moses Gate – Farnworth – Great Lever – Royal Bolton Hospital – Westhoughton – Blackrod Bus Stop 4 – Blackrod

Blackrod to Little Lever

Blackrod – Westhoughton – Royal Bolton Hospital – Farnworth – Moses Gate – Little Lever

695 – Diamond

Leigh to Farnworth:

Leigh – Royal Bolton Hospital – Farnworth

Farnworth to Leigh:

Farnworth – Royal Bolton Hospital – Leigh


 Shared Taxi Service

There are two passenger-assisted services, available to anyone, which operate a door-to-door service from Breightmet, Tonge Moor, Darcy Lever, Deane and Daubhill. To book, ring 01204-364566.

Indirect Bus Service

If you are travelling from areas not covered by a direct bus service, please contact the Greater Manchester Transport Information Service, 0161 228 7811, between 8.00a.m. and 8.00p.m. for details of buses to either Bolton or Farnworth town centres. You can easily get to the hospital by the 501 bus service.

Travelling By Train

Bolton train station is on Trinity Street from where you can easily catch the 501 bus service to the hospital.

Travel Expenses and Advice

Anyone eligible to claim travelling expenses can go to the Cashiers’ office in the hospital main entrance, open 9a.m. to 4p.m., Monday to Friday.

If you require advice in respect of travelling expenses please contact the Cashiers’ office on telephone 01204 390810 between 9a.m. and 4p.m. Monday to Friday.