Manchester Airport to Rochdale by train

  • First train
    04:46
  • Last train
    22:10
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    46m
  • Distance
    28 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    41
  • Avg. journey time
    1hr 8m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Manchester Airport to Rochdale by train

Fast trains from Manchester Airport to Rochdale take around 46 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 28 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Manchester Airport and Rochdale.

1. Are there direct trains from Manchester Airport to Rochdale?

Journeys between Manchester Airport and Rochdale usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 39 departures on the route from Manchester Airport to Rochdale every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 41 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Manchester Airport to Rochdale?

The Manchester Airport to Rochdale train travel time is normally about 46 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Manchester Airport to Rochdale train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Rochdale is usually scheduled to depart Manchester Airport around 04:46 and the last train is around 22:10. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Manchester Airport around 04:46, and the last at 23:07.

When to book Manchester Airport to Rochdale train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Manchester Airport to Rochdale by train.

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Which train companies operate between Manchester Airport and Rochdale?

More than one train company operates on the route from Manchester Airport to Rochdale, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express
  • UK Rail Connections

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.