Glasgow to Rochdale by train

  • First train
    04:28
  • Last train
    20:10
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 37m
  • Distance
    284 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    29
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 18m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Glasgow to Rochdale by train

Fast trains from Glasgow to Rochdale take around 3 hours and 37 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 284 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Glasgow and Rochdale.

1. Are there direct trains from Glasgow to Rochdale?

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

We usually find around 32 departures on the route from Glasgow to Rochdale 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 31 departures.

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

The Glasgow to Rochdale train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 37 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Rochdale is usually scheduled to depart Glasgow around 04:28 and the last train is around 20:10. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Glasgow around 04:26, and the last at 20:08.

When to book Glasgow 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 Glasgow to Rochdale by train.

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Which train companies operate between Glasgow and Rochdale?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • East Midlands Trains
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • ScotRail
  • TransPennine Express
  • 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.