There are 6 ways to get from Rochdale to Preston by train, bus, taxi 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  •  1 h 32 min

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

$14 - $21

Cheapest option

Line 471 bus, line 125 bus  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Take the line 471 bus from Rochdale Interchange to Bolton Interchange 471
  2. Take the line 125 bus from Bolton Interchange to Bamber Bridge, Brownedge St Marys 125

$8 - $11

4 alternative options

Line 464 bus, train  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Take the line 464 bus from Rochdale Interchange to Accrington, Arrival Stand (Bus station) 464
  2. Take the train from Accrington to Preston

$13 - $17

Line 464 bus, line 481 bus, bus  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Take the line 464 bus from Rochdale Interchange to Rawtenstall, Bus Station (Bus Station - Stand F) 464
  2. Take the line 481 bus from Rawtenstall, Bus Station (Bus Station - Stand C) to Blackburn Town Centre, Arrival Stand (Bus station) 481
  3. Take the bus from Blackburn Town Centre, Bus Station to Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 6) 59 / ...

$14 - $16

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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rochdale to Preston is to line 471 bus and line 125 bus which costs £6 - £9 and takes 2 h 57 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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The distance between Rochdale and Preston is 25 miles. The road distance is 38.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 32 min to get from Rochdale to Preston, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rochdale to Preston station. However, there are services departing from Rochdale Interchange and arriving at Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 6) via Rawtenstall, Bus Station (Bus Station - Stand C) and Blackburn Town Centre, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 36 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 32 min.

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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 32 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rochdale to Preston via Rawtenstall, Bus Station (Bus Station - Stand F), Rawtenstall, Bus Station (Bus Station - Stand C), Blackburn Town Centre, Arrival Stand (Bus station), and Blackburn Town Centre, Bus Station in around 2 h 36 min.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Rochdale to Salford Crescent
Ave. Duration
29 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 Accrington to Preston
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Bus operators
Rossendale Transport
Phone
01706 390520
Email
getintouch@rossobus.com
Website
rossobus.com
Bus from Rochdale Interchange to Accrington, Arrival Stand (Bus station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
rossobus.com
Bus from Rochdale Interchange to Rawtenstall, Bus Station (Bus Station - Stand F)
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
rossobus.com
Bus from Rawtenstall, Bus Station (Bus Station - Stand C) to Blackburn Town Centre, Arrival Stand (Bus station)
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
rossobus.com
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Blackburn Town Centre, Bus Station to Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 6)
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bolton Interchange to Bamber Bridge, Brownedge St Marys
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
The Blackburn Bus Compan
Phone
01254 670 583
Email
hello@blackburnbus.co.uk
Website
lancashirebus.co.uk
Bus from Blackburn Town Centre, Bus Station to Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
lancashirebus.co.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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