There are 4 ways to get from Rochdale to Derby by train, tram, 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  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to Derby

$34 - $105

Cheapest option

Line 5 tram, bus  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Take the line 5 tram from Rochdale Interchange (Manchester Metrolink) to St Peter's Square (Manchester Metrolink) 5
  2. Take the bus from Manchester City Centre, Manchester Central Coach Station to Derby, Bus Station Tp / ...

$13 - $21

2 alternative options

Line 18 bus, bus  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the line 18 bus from Middleton Bus Station to Manchester City Centre, Portland St/Chinatown (Portland Tower) 18
  2. Take the bus from Manchester City Centre, Manchester Central Coach Station to Derby, Bus Station Tp / ...

$15 - $16

Drive  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Rochdale to Derby 70.3 miles

$15 - $22

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

You can take a train from Rochdale to Derby via Manchester Victoria, Victoria (Manchester Metrolink), Piccadilly (Manchester Metrolink), Manchester Piccadilly, and Sheffield in around 2 h 24 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rochdale to Derby via Middleton Bus Station, Manchester City Centre, Portland St/Chinatown (Portland Tower), and Manchester City Centre, Manchester Central Coach Station in around 5 h 47 min.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $26
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $15
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Single
$29 - $45
Train from Sheffield to Derby
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $13
Off-Peak Single
$17 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Single
$25 - $40
Metrolink
Phone
0161 205 2000
Email
customerservices@metrolink.co.uk
Website
metrolink.co.uk
Tram from Rochdale Interchange (Manchester Metrolink) to St Peter's Square (Manchester Metrolink)
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
metrolink.co.uk
Bus operators

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Rochdale to Derby?

The distance between Rochdale and Derby is 89 km. The road distance is 113 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Rochdale to Derby?

The cheapest way to get from Rochdale to Derby is to line 5 tram and bus which costs £9 - £15 and takes 5 h 2 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Rochdale to Derby?

The quickest way to get from Rochdale to Derby is to drive which takes 1 h 39 min and costs £10 - £16.

Is there a direct bus between Rochdale and Derby?

No, there is no direct bus from Rochdale to Derby. However, there are services departing from Rochdale Interchange and arriving at Derby, Bus Station via Middleton Bus Station and Manchester City Centre, Manchester Central Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 47 min.

How long does it take to get from Rochdale to Derby?

It takes approximately 2 h 24 min to get from Rochdale to Derby, including transfers.