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Rochdale to Birmingham by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 8m
  • Distance
    127 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 40m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Rochdale to Birmingham by train

Fast trains from Rochdale to Birmingham take around 2 hours and 8 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 127 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Rochdale and Birmingham.

1. Are there direct trains from Rochdale to Birmingham?

Journeys between Rochdale and Birmingham usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 51 departures on the route from Rochdale to Birmingham 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 55 departures.

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

The Rochdale to Birmingham train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 8 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Birmingham is usually scheduled to depart Rochdale around 05:53 and the last train is around 23:51. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Rochdale around 06:17, and the last at 00:09.

When to book Rochdale to Birmingham 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 Rochdale to Birmingham by train.

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Which train companies operate between Rochdale and Birmingham?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains

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.