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There are 8 ways to get from Glasgow to Rochdale by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 59m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Wigan North Western
  2. Take the train from Wigan North Western to Rochdale

£72 - £283

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Bus  •  5h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Shudehill Interchange M11

£14 - £24

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Night train, line 471 bus  •  4h 58m

  1. Take the night train from Glasgow Central to Bolton
  2. Take the line 471 bus from Bolton Interchange to Rochdale Interchange 471

Drive  •  3h 38m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Rochdale 213.3 miles

£30 - £50

Fly to Manchester  •  6h 23m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Manchester (MAN) GLA - MAN

£53 - £251

Fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  8h 34m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) GLA - LBA
  2. Take the train from New Pudsey to Rochdale

£76 - £274

Fly to Liverpool, train  •  6h 44m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Liverpool (LPL) GLA - LPL
  2. Take the train from Liverpool South Parkway to Manchester Piccadilly

£58 - £294

Fly to Birmingham, train  •  6h 35m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Birmingham (BHX) GLA - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly

£71 - £379

Glasgow to Rochdale by train

The train journey time between Glasgow and Rochdale is around 4h 9m and covers a distance of around 235 miles. The fastest train normally takes 3h 36m. Operated by Avanti West Coast, TransPennine Express Service and Northern Rail, the Glasgow to Rochdale train service departs from Glasgow Central and arrives in Rochdale. Typically 96 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 9m
Fastest train time:
3h 36m
Trains per week:
96
Cheapest price:
£89
Carbon emissions:
19 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
04:26
Last train departs at:
20:06

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to Rochdale train schedules

Glasgow → Rochdale
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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Rochdale is to bus which costs £14 - £24 and takes 5h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Rochdale is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3h 38m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow station to Rochdale. However, there are services departing from Buchanan Bus Station and arriving at Rochdale Interchange via Shudehill Interchange. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 54m.

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No, there is no direct train from Glasgow to Rochdale. However, there are services departing from Glasgow Central and arriving at Rochdale via Wigan North Western. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 59m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Rochdale is 177 miles. The road distance is 213.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Rochdale without a car is to train which takes 3h 59m and costs £70 - £290.

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It takes approximately 3h 59m to get from Glasgow to Rochdale, including transfers.

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Glasgow to Rochdale bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Buchanan Bus Station.

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Glasgow to Rochdale train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from Glasgow Central station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Rochdale is to train which takes 3h 59m and costs £70 - £290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £24 and takes 5h 54m, you could also fly, which costs £50 - £260 and takes 6h 23m.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Rochdale.
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  • Distance: 177.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 59m

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Rochdale, England?

You can take a train from Glasgow to Rochdale via Wigan North Western in around 3h 59m. Alternatively, Megabus UK operates a bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Shudehill Interchange once daily. Tickets cost £14 - £24 and the journey takes 4h 50m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £420
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Jersey
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £420
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £420
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£85 - £260
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £260
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Jersey
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £260
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via London Stansted, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£85 - £260
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £220
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £220
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£140 - £750
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £600
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £600
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via London City
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£80 - £600
Flights from Glasgow to Leeds Bradford via Dublin
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £330
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £360
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £430
Flights from Glasgow to Leeds Bradford via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £350
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£140 - £750
Flights from Glasgow to Leeds Bradford via Dublin
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £330
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £360
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Glasgow to Leeds Bradford via Malaga
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£140 - £600
Flights from Glasgow to Leeds Bradford via Alicante
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £550
Flights from Glasgow to Leeds Bradford via Geneva
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £430
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Leeds Bradford via Malaga
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£40 - £170
Flights from Glasgow to Leeds Bradford via Dublin
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£16 - £100
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£110 - £550
Train operators
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Wigan North Western
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£75 - £270
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£75 - £110
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£200 - £270
Train from Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£30 - £120
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£85 - £120
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Wigan North Western
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£60 - £95
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£23 - £35
Off-Peak Day Single
£45 - £70
Anytime Day Single
£60 - £95
Night train from Glasgow Central to Bolton
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£60 - £95
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£24 - £35
Off-Peak Day Single
£45 - £75
Anytime Day Single
£60 - £95
Northern Rail
Phone
+44 800 200 6060
Email
enquiries@northernrailway.co.uk
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Wigan North Western to Rochdale
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £20
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£11 - £15
Anytime Day 1st Class
£14 - £20
Train from New Pudsey to Rochdale
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£13 - £22
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£13 - £17
Anytime Day 1st Class
£16 - £22
Train from Liverpool South Parkway to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£11 - £20
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£11 - £15
Anytime Day 1st Class
£14 - £20
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool South Parkway to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £23
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£7 - £20
Off-Peak Single
£11 - £17
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£15 - £23
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Shudehill Interchange
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£14 - £24
Website
Megabus UK
Diamond
Phone
0121 322 2222
Email
comments@diamondbuses.com
Website
diamondbuses.com
Bus from Bolton Interchange to Rochdale Interchange
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
Diamond

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There is no direct flight from Glasgow Airport to Manchester Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 45m and has one stopover.

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Glasgow to Rochdale bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at Shudehill Interchange station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Rochdale is 213 miles. It takes approximately 3h 38m to drive from Glasgow to Rochdale.

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Aer Lingus, Lufthansa, KLM and two other airlines offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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