There are 4 ways to get from Blackpool to Rochdale by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Blackpool North to Wigan North Western
  2. Take the train from Wigan Wallgate to Rochdale

$21 - $50

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Bus, line 471 bus  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Blackpool to Bolton National Express
  2. Take the line 471 bus from Bolton Interchange to Rochdale Interchange 471

$11 - $15

2 alternative options

Train, line 471 bus  •  2 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Blackpool North to Bolton
  2. Take the line 471 bus from Bolton Interchange to Rochdale Interchange 471

$16 - $23

Drive  •  57 min

  1. Drive from Blackpool to Rochdale 55.5 miles

$11 - $18

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The cheapest way to get from Blackpool to Rochdale is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Blackpool to Rochdale is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 57 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Blackpool to Rochdale. However, there are services departing from Blackpool and arriving at Rochdale Interchange via Bolton Interchange. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Blackpool to Rochdale. However, there are services departing from Blackpool North and arriving at Rochdale via Wigan Wallgate. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 6 min.

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The distance between Blackpool and Rochdale is 39 miles. The road distance is 55.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Blackpool to Rochdale without a car is to train which takes 2 h 6 min and costs £16 - £40.

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It takes approximately 2 h 6 min to get from Blackpool to Rochdale, including transfers.

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Blackpool to Rochdale bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Blackpool station.

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Blackpool to Rochdale train services, operated by Northern Rail, depart from Blackpool North station.

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The best way to get from Blackpool to Rochdale is to train which takes 2 h 6 min and costs £16 - £40. Alternatively, you can bus and line 471 bus, which costs £8 - £12 and takes 2 h 23 min.

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Map of how to get from Blackpool to Rochdale.
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  • Distance: 39.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 6 min

What companies run services between Blackpool, England and Rochdale, England?

You can take a train from Blackpool to Rochdale via Wigan North Western and Wigan Wallgate in around 2 h 6 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Blackpool to Rochdale via Bolton and Bolton Interchange in around 2 h 23 min.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Blackpool North to Wigan North Western
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Wigan Wallgate to Rochdale
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Blackpool North to Bolton
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Blackpool North to Wigan North Western
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $35
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Blackpool to Bolton
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Blackpool to Rochdale bus services, operated by First, arrive at Rochdale Interchange station.

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Blackpool to Rochdale train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Rochdale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Blackpool to Rochdale is 56 miles. It takes approximately 57 min to drive from Blackpool to Rochdale.

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There are 793+ hotels available in Rochdale. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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