The borough of Rochdale enjoys excellent transport links thanks to the M62 motorway to the south of the town, a good rail link between Rochdale and Manchester city centre, a frequent tram service running into Rochdale town centre and frequent bus services to the surrounding areas. For national and international air travel, Manchester Airport is a 35 minute drive from Rochdale town centre.
Traveline plan your journey on public transport (bus, tram and train) in the North West.
Metrolink tram times journey planning and service updates.
Find a travel card unlimited travel on any bus, train and tram in Greater Manchester using just one ticket with System One.
National Rail train times, buy tickets and news updates.
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Bus passes - free or concessionary travel
Apply for reduced fares and free travel passes for
- People who are disabled.
- Aged over 60 or under 16.
- Students and youths aged over 16.
Plan your driving
- Council car parks you can park FREE for up to 3 hours and all day on Bank Holidays.
The following organisations provide route planning services from anywhere in the country.
Rochdale Interchange (bus station and tram stop)
Located on Smith Street, the Rochdale Interchange has improved safety, security and the level of facilities provided for bus passengers and links directly with the Metrolink.
It provides a safe, comfortable environment for catching buses along with a taxi rank, parking spaces for cyclists, a café, electronic passenger information displays and toilets.
Located next to the town centre Metrolink stop, it makes it much easier for people to transfer between services. The nearest train station to Rochdale Interchange is
Rochdale Railway Station, approximately half a mile away.
Rochdale Metrolink timetable services run every 12 minutes from Rochdale town centre, calling at key employment centres at Kingsway, Shaw and Crompton, Oldham Mumps, Central Park and Manchester city centre.
Metrolink tickets and fares buy season tickets online and get details of the range of tickets available.
National Express daily coach services to a number of places including London, Birmingham, Milton Keynes, Blackburn and Manchester Airport from Rochdale Bus Station.
Cycle lanes and routes commuter, leisure and local cycling routes around the Rochdale borough and Greater Manchester.