There are 5 ways to get from Rochdale to Derby by train, bus, tram 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 36 min

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

$32 - $88

Cheapest option

Line 17 bus, bus  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the line 17 bus from Rochdale Interchange to Shudehill Interchange 17 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Derby National Express

$12 - $17

3 alternative options

Line 5 tram, train, bus  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the line 5 tram from Rochdale Interchange (Manchester Metrolink) to St Peter's Square (Manchester Metrolink) 5
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Buxton
  3. Take the bus from Buxton, Railway Station (Rail Station) to Derby, Bus Station

$23 - $31

Bus  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Stockport Bus Station to Buxton, Railway Station (Rail Station) Skyline 199
  2. Take the bus from Buxton, Railway Station (Rail Station) to Derby, Bus Station Transpeak

$16

Drive  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Rochdale to Derby 70.3 miles

$15 - $22

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rochdale to Derby is to line 17 bus and bus which costs £9 - £13 and takes 4 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rochdale to Derby is to drive which costs £11 - £18 and takes 1 h 39 min.

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The distance between Rochdale and Derby is 56 miles. The road distance is 70.3 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 36 min to get from Rochdale to Derby, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rochdale to Derby. However, there are services departing from Rochdale Interchange and arriving at Derby via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 31 min.

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There are 627+ hotels available in Derby. Prices start at $61 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Rochdale to Derby.
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  • Distance: 55.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 36 min

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 36 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rochdale to Derby via Shudehill Interchange and Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St in around 4 h 31 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
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $13
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $24
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Single
$18 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $28
Anytime Single
$27 - $40
Train from Sheffield to Derby
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $12
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Single
$23 - $35
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
$4 - $7
Schedules at
metrolink.co.uk
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 Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Derby
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
High Peak
Phone
0844 351 1120
Email
help@centrebus.com
Website
highpeakbuses.com
Bus from Buxton, Railway Station (Rail Station) to Derby, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
highpeakbuses.com
Bus from Stockport Bus Station to Buxton, Railway Station (Rail Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
highpeakbuses.com

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