Travelling to Macclesfield

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About Macclesfield

Located on the edge of the stunning Peak District region, Macclesfield is an elegant town with a welcoming atmosphere. Visit stately homes like Chatsworth, take a cable car trip up to the Heights of Abraham, head out walking on the hundreds of miles of mountain trails, or take it easy in one of Macclesfield's many cosy pubs and restaurants.

How to Get to Macclesfield

Flights to Macclesfield

The closest major airport to Macclesfield is Manchester International, which is only around 25 kilometres to the west, making it convenient for any arrivals. Airlines flying into Manchester include FlyBe, British Airways, Delta and Emirates - along with many other global names. From the airport, getting to Macclesfield will present few difficulties, as there are simple train and bus connections. The journey from the airport should not take more than an hour.

Trains to Macclesfield

Catching the train is a popular form of travel to Macclesfield, and the town's station is connected to many of England's largest cities. You can catch Northern rail services from Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield (which takes about 30 minutes), while the town is also on the Virgin Rail route between London and Manchester. The station is also centrally located, with many hotels nearby, while local buses stop directly outside. Taxis can also take visitors to inns and hotels in the Peak District.

Buses to Macclesfield

Bus travel to Macclesfield is easy to arrange, with regular routes to regional cities. D&G Buses run a regular service between the train station at Crewe and Macclesfield, while the Potteries Bus Company runs its number 3 route to Stoke on Trent. From there, travellers to Macclesfield can link up with the National Express coach system. The journey time from Manchester is about 45 minutes, while travelling from London will take around 5 hours.

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