There are 5 ways to get from Blackpool to Rochdale by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, line 471 bus  •  2 h 2 min

  1. 471

$16 - $23

Cheapest option

Bus, line 471 bus  •  2 h 25 min

  1. National Express
  2. 471

$11 - $15

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 3 min

$22 - $51

Line 68 bus, bus, line 589 bus  •  5 h 16 min

  1. 68
  2. 152
  3. 589

$17 - $21

Drive  •  57 min

  1. 55.5 miles

$11 - $18

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 3 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Blackpool to Rochdale via Bolton and Bolton, Bradshawgate/Shiffnall Street (The Alma Inn) in around 2 h 25 min.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Blackpool North to Bolton
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $20
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
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 - $40
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $40
Bus operators
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Bolton, Bradshawgate/Shiffnall Street (The Alma Inn) to Rochdale Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
First
Bus from Burnley, Bus Station to Rochdale Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
First
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Promenade, Sands (Blackpool Tower) to Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 40)
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
The Blackburn Bus Compan
Phone
01254 670 583
Email
hello@blackburnbus.co.uk
Website
lancashirebus.co.uk
Bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 68) to Burnley, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
lancashirebus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Blackpool and Rochdale is 63 km. The road distance is 89 km.

The cheapest way to get from Blackpool to Rochdale is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 57 min.

The quickest way to get from Blackpool to Rochdale is to drive which takes 57 min and costs £8 - £13.

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 3 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Blackpool to Rochdale. However, there are services departing from Blackpool and arriving at Rochdale Interchange via Bolton, Bradshawgate/Shiffnall Street (The Alma Inn). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 25 min.

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