How to get from Manchester to Macclesfield

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from Manchester to Macclesfield

You can get from Manchester to Macclesfield by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Manchester to Macclesfield on 01 Jul we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:47Manchester Piccadilly0h30 09:17Macclesfield
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£51One-way
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08:47Manchester Piccadilly0h30 09:17Macclesfield
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09:35Manchester Piccadilly0h20 09:55Macclesfield
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£121One-way
09:05Manchester Piccadilly0h20 09:25Macclesfield
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£121One-way
08:35Manchester Piccadilly0h20 08:55Macclesfield
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Travel Information between Manchester and Macclesfield

distanceDistance16 miles (25 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • £5 • 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesCross Country or Northern Rail

Travel 16 miles (25 km) by coach, flight, ferry or train to Macclesfield from Manchester. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Cross Country or Northern Rail among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Manchester to Macclesfield.

Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester to Macclesfield

Travel 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.
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There are 4 travel options from Manchester to Macclesfield: coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from Manchester to Macclesfield is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around £1 compared to other travel options to Macclesfield:

A flight is about £13 less than a coach, which costs on average £13 for this journey.

A flight is £1 less than a ferry for this route with tickets for a ferry from Manchester to Macclesfield costing on average £1.

A flight is generally £5 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average £5 from Manchester to Macclesfield.

The fastest way from Manchester to Macclesfield is by train with an average journey time of 20 min.

Other travel options from Manchester to Macclesfield can usually take longer:

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You should expect to travel around 16 miles (25 km) from Manchester to Macclesfield.

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Macclesfield is:

  • 50 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Macclesfield from Manchester as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Manchester to Macclesfield:

  • Coaches from Manchester to Macclesfield most often leave from Manchester, Coach Station and arrive in Macclesfield, Bus Station.
  • Trains mostly depart from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Macclesfield.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Manchester to Macclesfield, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Cross Country can take you to Macclesfield by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Cross Country from Manchester to Macclesfield for £13.
  • Travel with Northern Rail to go to Macclesfield by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Northern Rail Manchester to Macclesfield tickets on Omio for £5.
Looking to extend your trip from Manchester to Macclesfield? Many Omio customers who go from Manchester to Macclesfield usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Liverpool or Stoke-on-Trent. If you're looking to explore London, Liverpool or Stoke-on-Trent from Macclesfield, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

When planning your trip from Manchester to Macclesfield, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing £13 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing £1 one way on average.
  • Ferry tickets are costing £1 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing £5 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Manchester to Macclesfield online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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