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Travelling from Rochester to Manchester by train

Fast trains from Rochester to Manchester take around 3 hours and 25 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 298 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Rochester and Manchester.

Are there direct trains from Rochester to Manchester?

Journeys between Rochester and Manchester usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 40 departures on the route from Rochester to Manchester 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 62 departures.

How long is the train journey from Rochester to Manchester?

The Rochester to Manchester train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 25 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Rochester to Manchester train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Manchester is usually scheduled to depart Rochester around 04:08 and the last train is around 21:58. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Rochester around 06:36, and the last at 23:55.

When to book Rochester to Manchester 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 Rochester to Manchester by train.

Which train companies operate between Rochester and Manchester?

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

  • London Underground
  • Southeastern
  • 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 rail 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.

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