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Overview: Train from Birmingham to Macclesfield

distanceDistance54 miles (87 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 3 min
priceAverage train ticket price£38 (€43)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCross Country

Trains from Birmingham to Macclesfield cover the 54 miles (87 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 3 min with our travel partners like Cross Country. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £23, but the average price of train tickets is £38. Travellers depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Macclesfield.

Train providers: CrossCountry trains Birmingham to Macclesfield

CrossCountry trains will get you between Birmingham and Macclesfield from £23. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.


CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between Birmingham and Macclesfield you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

If you're looking for cheap CrossCountry tickets from Birmingham to Macclesfield, check out Omio! With one-way Birmingham to Macclesfield train ticket prices starting as low as £23 when you book in advance, we'll help you get to Macclesfield from Birmingham by showing you the latest CrossCountry offers, train timetables and tickets for this 54 miles (87 km) route. You can also review relevant ticket information for each class fare available on this journey, such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard with CrossCountry. If you search for CrossCountry tickets between Birmingham and Macclesfield in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can go paperless when taking the train. Whether you're looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train between Birmingham and Macclesfield on offer, Omio makes it easier than ever for you to find that perfect train with CrossCountry so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey.

Train information from Birmingham to Macclesfield with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 9 min
  • Average Price: £23
  • CrossCountry frequency: 11 a day

CrossCountry has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by train from Birmingham to Macclesfield:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips: Trains from Birmingham to Macclesfield

Travel by train to Macclesfield easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Birmingham to Macclesfield.

What is the price of the cheapest train to Macclesfield from Birmingham?

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train from Birmingham to Macclesfield for as little as £23  in the next 7 days.

How much is a train ticket from Birmingham to Macclesfield?

In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket to Macclesfield from Birmingham is £38  one way.

What is the distance between Birmingham and Macclesfield by train?

The Birmingham to Macclesfield train distance is approximately 54 miles (87 km).

How long is the train journey to Macclesfield from Birmingham?

The train time between Birmingham and Macclesfield is on average 1 h 3 min  for the 54 miles (87 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Birmingham and Macclesfield by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

What station does the Birmingham to Macclesfield train leave from? Which Macclesfield train station do I come into from Birmingham?

Omio customers book a train from Birmingham New Street   to Macclesfield   most frequently for this route.

Where do I find the Birmingham train station to Macclesfield? Where is the Macclesfield train station?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Birmingham New Street, located approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the city centre of Birmingham. The most popular arrival train station in Macclesfield, called Macclesfield, is located around 0.1 miles (233 m) away from its city centre.

What train providers go from Birmingham to Macclesfield?

When taking a train from Birmingham to Macclesfield, you can count on Cross Country for the best way to get you to Macclesfield. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service to Macclesfield from Birmingham and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

How many train services are there from Birmingham to Macclesfield a day?

On average, there are 25 trains a day from Birmingham to Macclesfield. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When can I take the first train from Birmingham to Macclesfield? When can I take the last train for the day?

The first Birmingham to Macclesfield train departs at 09: 57   and the last train from Birmingham to Macclesfield leaves at 12: 57. Check out the most up-to-date Birmingham to Macclesfield train schedule on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

How far in advance should I purchase train tickets between Birmingham and Macclesfield for the best deals?

The price of a one way train ticket from Birmingham to Macclesfield is on average £38 if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets from Birmingham to Macclesfield available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

The major railway station for departures from Birmingham is Birmingham New Street. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Birmingham New Street for your trip from Birmingham to Macclesfield.
Amenities at station
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 15 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 30 - 23: 00
Public transport options for Birmingham New Street
Bus lines: N5, N6, N8, 4, 9, 23, 45, 50, 61, X51, X70
Train lines: West Midlands, CrossCountry, Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales