Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Macclesfield

Showing times and prices for 22 May

Cheapest

£5

Average

£8

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Manchester to Macclesfield will cost around £ 8 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 5.

Northern Rail
13:47Manchester0h31 14:18Macclesfield
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£51One-way
Northern Rail
07:53Manchester0h29 08:22Macclesfield
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£51One-way
Avanti West Coast
10:35Manchester0h22 10:57Macclesfield
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£121One-way

Train schedule Manchester to Macclesfield

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Northern Rail
07:53Manchester0h29 08:22Macclesfield
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Avanti West Coast
10:35Manchester0h22 10:57Macclesfield
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Northern Rail
13:47Manchester0h31 14:18Macclesfield
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22 May
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23 May
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24 May
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25 May
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26 May
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27 May
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28 May
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Fastest train times from Manchester to Macclesfield

Showing times and prices for 22 May

Fastest Journey

22 m

Average

27 m

Trains per day

3

Distance

26 km

Of the 3 trains that leave Manchester for Macclesfield every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 26 km distance in an average of 27 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 22 m .

The slowest trains will take 31 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Avanti West Coast
10:35Manchester0h22 10:57Macclesfield
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£121One-way
Northern Rail
07:53Manchester0h29 08:22Macclesfield
0 changes
£51One-way
Northern Rail
13:47Manchester0h31 14:18Macclesfield
0 changes
£51One-way

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Overview: Train from Manchester to Macclesfield

distanceDistance16 miles (25 km)
durationAverage train duration30 min
priceAverage train ticket price£5 (€5)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesNorthern Rail, Avanti West Coast or Cross Country

Trains from Manchester to Macclesfield cover the 16 miles (25 km) long route taking on average 30 min with our travel partners like Northern Rail, Avanti West Coast or 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 £5, but the average price of train tickets is £5. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Macclesfield.

Train companies: CrossCountry trains Manchester to Macclesfield

You can travel by train to Macclesfield from Manchester with CrossCountry for as low as £5. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

CrossCountry

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

Looking for trains between Manchester and Macclesfield? CrossCountry is one of the best companies to travel with on the 16 miles (25 km) journey from Manchester to Macclesfield. As an official travel partner of CrossCountry, Omio quickly shows you the latest CrossCountry train timetables, tickets and offers (such as luggage policy and amenities provided onboard), travel information, and prices so that you can check for ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Manchester to Macclesfield routes, find the best amenities to make your trip smooth and easy, and buy the most affordable CrossCountry train tickets that fit your budget. If you use the Omio app to search for trains between Manchester and Macclesfield, you can quickly see if the CrossCountry ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you’re ready, book your Manchester - Macclesfield train now on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy your upcoming trip with CrossCountry!

CrossCountry from Manchester to Macclesfield train information:

  • Average Duration: 22 min
  • CrossCountry frequency: 6 a day

These are CrossCountry 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train from Manchester 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 Manchester 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 Manchester to Macclesfield.
FAQs

How much do cheap trains from Manchester to Macclesfield cost?

You can find a cheap train from Manchester to Macclesfield for some dates and times for as low as £5  one way in the next 7 days.

How much is a train ticket from Manchester to Macclesfield?

If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Manchester to Macclesfield train to cost on average £5  one way.

What is the distance from Manchester to Macclesfield by train?

The distance to Macclesfield from Manchester by train is approximately 16 miles (25 km).

How long is the train between Manchester and Macclesfield?

On average the train from Manchester to Macclesfield duration is 30 min  for the 16 miles (25 km) long journey, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

Which train station from Manchester to Macclesfield do I depart from? Which Macclesfield train station from Manchester do I arrive in?

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly   and arriving in Macclesfield.

Where is the train station in Manchester to go to Macclesfield? Where is the train station in Macclesfield located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Macclesfield, located 0.1 miles (233 m) away from the city centre.

What train companies go from Manchester to Macclesfield?

For the journey from Manchester to Macclesfield you can take a train with Northern Rail, Avanti West Coast or Cross Country. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services from Manchester to Macclesfield on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

How many trains per day are there between Manchester and Macclesfield?

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

What are the first and last departure train times from Manchester to Macclesfield?

The first train from Manchester to Macclesfield leaves at 07: 47   and the last train for this leaves at 19: 46. Omio shows you the latest train from Manchester to Macclesfield timetable to help you book the best departure time for this trip.

When should I purchase Manchester Macclesfield train tickets to score the best deals?

You can find a train from Manchester to Macclesfield to cost on average £5 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Manchester to Macclesfield train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
Macclesfield
The major railway station for departures from Manchester is Manchester Piccadilly. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Manchester Piccadilly for your trip between Manchester and Macclesfield.
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ParkingParking
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Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Public transport options for Manchester Piccadilly
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales