Rochdale to Preston by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 10m
  • Distance
    40 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    1hr 34m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Rochdale to Preston by train

Fast trains from Rochdale to Preston take around 1 hour and 10 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 40 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Rochdale and Preston.

1. Are there direct trains from Rochdale to Preston?

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

We usually find around 70 departures on the route from Rochdale to Preston every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 69 departures.

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

The Rochdale to Preston train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 10 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Preston is usually scheduled to depart Rochdale around 06:11 and the last train is around 22:52. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Rochdale around 05:53, and the last at 23:49.

When to book Rochdale to Preston 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 Preston by train.

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Which train companies operate between Rochdale and Preston?

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

  • First TransPennine Express
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express
  • 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.