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There are 5 ways to get from Rochdale to Preston by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train via Salford Crescent  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Rochdale to Salford Crescent
  2. Take the train from Salford Crescent to Preston

$14 - $21

4 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Rochdale to Blackburn
  2. Take the train from Blackburn to Preston

$16 - $23

Bus  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Shudehill Interchange to Preston City Centre, Bus Station M11a

$20 - $27

Taxi  •  41 min

  1. Take a taxi from Rochdale to Preston 38.5 miles

$130 - $170

Drive  •  41 min

  1. Drive from Rochdale to Preston 38.5 miles

$8 - $12

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The cheapest way to get from Rochdale to Preston is to drive which costs £6 - £10 and takes 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rochdale to Preston is to taxi which costs £100 - £130 and takes 41 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rochdale to Preston. However, there are services departing from Rochdale and arriving at Preston via Salford Crescent. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 34 min.

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The distance between Rochdale and Preston is 25 miles. The road distance is 38.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Rochdale to Preston without a car is to train which takes 1 h 34 min and costs £10 - £16.

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It takes approximately 1 h 34 min to get from Rochdale to Preston, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Rochdale to Preston is to train which takes 1 h 34 min and costs £10 - £16. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £21 and takes 2 h 9 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Rochdale to Preston is 38 miles. It takes approximately 41 min to drive from Rochdale to Preston.

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  • Distance: 24.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 34 min

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

You can take a train from Rochdale to Preston via Salford Crescent in around 1 h 34 min. Alternatively, Megabus UK operates a bus from Rochdale to Preston once daily. Tickets cost $16 - $21 and the journey takes 50 min.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Rochdale to Salford Crescent
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Salford Crescent to Preston
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Rochdale to Blackburn
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Blackburn to Preston
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Other operators
Taxi from Rochdale to Preston
Ave. Duration
41 min
Estimated price
$130 - $170
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

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