Travelling to Rossendale couldn’t be easier. Situated in the heart of England’s North West Rossendale is centrally located for Lancashire, Yorkshire, Merseyside and Cheshire.

There are excellent transport connections for both UK and international visitors with three airports just an hour away, whilst the M65, M62 and M66 bring in visitors from across the country. For the most up-to-date travel information by bus, coach or train visit Traveline or call 0871 200 22 33.

Bus Information

The main bus station is located on Bacup Road, Rawtenstall and timetables are available from Rawtenstall Library. Full details of all Rossendale bus timetables and fare offers are also available from the Rossendale Transport website:

Rosso, owned by Rossendale Borough Council, offers visitors great value Rover tickets that give you unlimited travel across our network, if you’re travelling more often

– 1 day Rover : £4.90
– 3 day Rover : £12
– 2 person Rover (unlimited travel for a day): £8
– Group Rover (unlimited travel for a day across network for up to 4 people): £10

Rossendale is also serviced by The Witch Way and Lancashire Way with easy routes in from Manchester, Bolton, Bury, Blackburn, Burnley, Rochdale, Ramsbottom, Heywood, Accrington and Todmorden:

Rail Network

The East Lancashire Railway service runs between Rawtenstall, Bury and Heywood. The railway does not operate at all times during the week so it is best to check before you plan your journey.

For latest details of timetables and fares on the East Lancashire Railway visit:

The nearest mainline railway stations are at Burnley, Accrington and Todmorden, then travel by bus or taxi into Rossendale.

You can also get the Metrolink into Bury and a bus or taxi into the Valley. For more information, please visit: