Visiting Todmorden

As Todmorden is a rural town in the middle of the Pennine range of hills, this does mean that it is not adjacent to major travel routes, so the following information may be of use.



The closest airport is Manchester International, (England, not the one in the USA!)  The centre of Manchester is less than 10 miles away and can be easily reached by train, tram or taxi from facilities within the airport.  Leeds Bradford and Liverpool airport are the next options, both serviced by low-cost carriers, but are not as convenient for onward travel to Todmorden.


Todmorden has direct trains from Manchester, Leeds and Wigan.  From London or the South, it can be easier to travel via Leeds as travelling through Manchester normally involves a transfer between Piccadilly and Victoria stations, by tram or taxi.  From the North and Scotland, Todmorden can be reached by travelling through Preston with a change at Blackburn.


For most people, the main access route to Todmorden will be via the M62 J21 and then through Milnrow and Littleborough.  As there are major roadworks on the M60 around Manchester, at busy periods, anybody coming up the M6 should look at the option of using the M65 J9.  

Travel in Todmorden

Set at the junction of a number of valleys and surrounded by hills, Todmorden has a small compact town centre with major built -up areas along the valleys and then a myriad of small roads winding their way up the surrounding hills.  Some of the self-catering accommodation is located in these outlying areas.

There are major buses linking to Rochdale, Halifax and Burnley, but then a selection of smaller bus routes operate serving a number of the outlying communities.

In addition there are a number of local taxi companies who provide services to both visitors and locals at reasonable rates, even for such mundane tasks as going to the shops.

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