Duration 2h 28m
Distance 43 miles
Average price £33
Frequency 16/day

Trip overview

The average train between Accrington and Macclesfield takes 2h 28m and the fastest train takes 1h 54m. There is a train service every few hours from Accrington to Macclesfield. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Accrington
  2. Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Macclesfield
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£15 - £50

Accrington to Macclesfield train times

Trains run hourly between Accrington and Macclesfield. The service departs Accrington at 20:25 in the evening, which arrives into Macclesfield at 06:08. All services require a transfer, and take on average 2h 28m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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Want to know about travelling from Accrington to Macclesfield? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

No, there is no direct train from Accrington to Macclesfield. However, there are services departing from Accrington and arriving at Macclesfield via Manchester Victoria and Manchester Piccadilly. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h.

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The distance between Accrington and Macclesfield is 36 miles. The road distance is 43 miles.

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Accrington to Macclesfield train services, operated by Northern Rail, depart from Accrington station.

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Accrington to Macclesfield train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Macclesfield station.

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You can take a train from Accrington to Macclesfield via Manchester Victoria and Manchester Piccadilly in around 2h.
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Ave. Duration
57 min
Estimated price
£9 - £14

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