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There are 4 ways to get from Rochdale to Derby by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Rochdale to Leeds
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Derby

$39 - $89

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Derby National Express

$13 - $19

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Alfreton
  2. Take the bus from Alfreton, Railway Station to Derby, Corporation Street 9.1 - the nines / ...

$24 - $58

Drive  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Rochdale to Derby 70.3 miles

$15 - $22

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The cheapest way to get from Rochdale to Derby is to bus which costs £10 - £15 and takes 3 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rochdale to Derby is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rochdale to Derby. However, there are services departing from Rochdale and arriving at Derby via Leeds. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 5 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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The best way to get from Rochdale to Derby without a car is to train which takes 3 h 5 min and costs £29 - £70.

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It takes approximately 3 h 5 min to get from Rochdale to Derby, including transfers.

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Rochdale to Derby train services, operated by Northern Rail, depart from Rochdale station.

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The best way to get from Rochdale to Derby is to train which takes 3 h 5 min and costs £29 - £70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £10 - £15 and takes 3 h 51 min.

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Rochdale to Derby train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Derby station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rochdale to Derby is 70 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 39 min to drive from Rochdale to Derby.

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Map of how to get from Rochdale to Derby.
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  • Distance: 55.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 5 min

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

You can take a train from Rochdale to Derby via Leeds in around 3 h 5 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Rochdale to Derby once daily. Tickets cost $9 - $13 and the journey takes 2 h 20 min.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Rochdale to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Derby
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Derby
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$17 - $25
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Alfreton
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$14 - $22
Off-Peak Single
$29 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
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
Trent Barton
Phone
01773 712265
Email
talk@trentbarton.co.uk
Website
trentbarton.co.uk
Bus from Alfreton, Railway Station to Derby, Corporation Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
trentbarton.co.uk

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