There are 9 ways to get from Rochdale to Manchester Airport Station by train, bus, tram, taxi, car or towncar

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 min

  1. Take the train from Rochdale to Manchester Victoria
  2. Take the train from Manchester Victoria to Manchester Airport

$8 - $14

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochdale to Manchester Airport National Express

$2 - $4

7 alternative options

Line 5 tram, line 6 tram  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Take the line 5 tram from Rochdale Interchange (Manchester Metrolink) to St Werburgh's Road (Manchester Metrolink) 5
  2. Take the line 6 tram from St Werburgh's Road (Manchester Metrolink) to Manchester Airport (Manchester Metrolink) 6

$8 - $10

Line 5 tram, line 43 bus  •  1 h 53 min

  1. Take the line 5 tram from Rochdale Interchange (Manchester Metrolink) to West Didsbury (Manchester Metrolink) 5
  2. Take the line 43 bus from West Didsbury, Lapwing Ln (Job Centre) to Manchester Airport The Station 43

$10 - $12

Line 17 bus, bus  •  2 h 1 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 Manchester Airport National Express / ...

$4 - $6

Taxi  •  27 min

  1. Take a taxi from Rochdale to Manchester Airport Station 25 miles

$90 - $110

Drive  •  27 min

  1. Drive from Rochdale to Manchester Airport Station 25 miles

$5 - $8

Towncar  •  27 min

  1. Take a town car from Rochdale to Manchester Airport 25.1 miles

$75 - $110

Uber  •  27 min

  1. Take an Uber from Rochdale to Manchester Airport Station 25 miles

$50 - $70

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rochdale to Manchester Airport Station is to bus which costs £1 - £3 and takes 1 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rochdale to Manchester Airport Station is to taxi which costs £65 - £85 and takes 27 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rochdale and arriving at Manchester Airport. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 40 min.

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

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The distance between Rochdale and Manchester Airport Station is 18 miles. The road distance is 25 miles.

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The best way to get from Rochdale to Manchester Airport Station without a car is to train which takes 1 h 1 min and costs £6 - £11.

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It takes approximately 1 h 1 min to get from Rochdale to Manchester Airport Station, including transfers.

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Rochdale to Manchester Airport Station bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Rochdale station.

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Rochdale to Manchester Airport Station train services, operated by Northern Rail, depart from Rochdale station.

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The best way to get from Rochdale to Manchester Airport Station is to train which takes 1 h 1 min and costs £6 - £11. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £1 - £3 and takes 1 h 40 min.

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Map of how to get from Rochdale to Manchester Airport Station.
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  • Distance: 18.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 1 min

What companies run services between Rochdale, England and Manchester Airport Station, England?

You can take a train from Rochdale to Manchester Airport Station via Manchester Victoria in around 1 h 1 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Rochdale to Manchester Airport Station once daily. Tickets cost $2 - $4 and the journey takes 1 h 40 min.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Rochdale to Manchester Victoria
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Victoria to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Victoria to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$5 - $8
Off-Peak Day Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$5 - $8
Metrolink
Phone
0161 205 2000
Email
customerservices@metrolink.co.uk
Website
metrolink.co.uk
Tram from Rochdale Interchange (Manchester Metrolink) to St Werburgh's Road (Manchester Metrolink)
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
metrolink.co.uk
Tram from St Werburgh's Road (Manchester Metrolink) to Manchester Airport (Manchester Metrolink)
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
metrolink.co.uk
Tram from Rochdale Interchange (Manchester Metrolink) to West Didsbury (Manchester Metrolink)
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
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 Rochdale to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from West Didsbury, Lapwing Ln (Job Centre) to Manchester Airport The Station
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Uber Manchester
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Rochdale to Manchester Airport Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Signup at
uber.com
Access
$40 - $65
UberX
$50 - $70
Assist
$50 - $70
Exec
$60 - $85
UberXL
$70 - $95
Taxi from Rochdale to Manchester Airport Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Street Cars Manchester
Phone
+44 161 228 7878
Website
streetcarsmanchester.co.uk
Radio Cars
Phone
+44 161 236 8033
Website
radiocarsmanchester.co.uk
Manchester Cars
Phone
+44 161 228 3355
Website
ilovemanchestercars.co.uk
Jayride
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Rochdale to Manchester Airport
Estimated price
$75 - $110

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