There are 6 ways to get from Liverpool to Rochdale by train, tram, bus, taxi 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.

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Train  •  1 h

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Victoria
  2. Take the train from Manchester Victoria to Rochdale

$17 - $24

Cheapest option

Bus, line 181 bus  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Liverpool University to Chadderton National Express / ...
  2. Take the line 181 bus from Chadderton, Middleton Rd to Rochdale Interchange 181 / ...

$9 - $14

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Train, line 5 tram  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Deansgate
  2. Take the line 5 tram from Deansgate-Castlefield (Manchester Metrolink) to Rochdale Interchange (Manchester Metrolink) 5

$15 - $22

Train, line 540 bus, line 471 bus  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Wigan North Western
  2. Take the line 540 bus from Wigan, Wallgate to Bolton Interchange 540
  3. Take the line 471 bus from Bolton Interchange to Rochdale Interchange 471

$16 - $20

Taxi  •  44 min

  1. Take a taxi from Liverpool to Rochdale 42.8 miles

$150 - $180

Drive  •  44 min

  1. Drive from Liverpool to Rochdale 42.8 miles

$9 - $14

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The cheapest way to get from Liverpool to Rochdale is to drive which costs £7 - £11 and takes 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Liverpool to Rochdale is to taxi which costs £110 - £140 and takes 44 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Liverpool to Rochdale. However, there are services departing from Liverpool University and arriving at Rochdale Interchange via Chadderton, Middleton Rd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Liverpool to Rochdale. However, there are services departing from Liverpool Lime Street and arriving at Rochdale via Manchester Victoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h.

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The distance between Liverpool and Rochdale is 37 miles. The road distance is 42.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Liverpool to Rochdale without a car is to train which takes 1 h and costs £13 - £19.

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It takes approximately 1 h to get from Liverpool to Rochdale, including transfers.

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

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Liverpool to Rochdale train services, operated by TransPennine Express, depart from Liverpool Lime Street station.

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The best way to get from Liverpool to Rochdale is to train which takes 1 h and costs £13 - £19. Alternatively, you can bus and line 181 bus, which costs £7 - £12 and takes 2 h 37 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Liverpool to Rochdale.
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  • Distance: 36.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h

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

You can take a train from Liverpool to Rochdale via Manchester Victoria in around 1 h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Liverpool to Rochdale via Chadderton and Chadderton, Middleton Rd in around 2 h 37 min.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Victoria
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$7 - $11
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $18
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Victoria to Rochdale
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Deansgate
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Wigan North Western
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Metrolink
Phone
0161 205 2000
Email
customerservices@metrolink.co.uk
Website
metrolink.co.uk
Tram from Deansgate-Castlefield (Manchester Metrolink) to Rochdale Interchange (Manchester Metrolink)
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
metrolink.co.uk
Bus operators
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chadderton, Middleton Rd to Rochdale Interchange
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
First
Bus from Bolton Interchange to Rochdale Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
First
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Wigan, Wallgate to Bolton Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Liverpool to Rochdale
Ave. Duration
44 min
Estimated price
$150 - $180
Comcab Liverpool
Phone
+44 151 298 2222
Website
comcab-liverpool.co.uk
Taxi In Liverpool
Phone
+44 151 236 1915

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