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There are 6 ways to get from Bath to Macclesfield by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 46m

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Macclesfield

£60 - £95

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Bus  •  6h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Bath City Centre, Westgate Buildings to Bristol, Bus Station 37 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  3. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Stoke-On-Trent

£32 - £70

4 alternative options

Drive  •  2h 55m

  1. Drive from Bath to Macclesfield 167.2 miles

£27 - £40

Train to Southampton, fly  •  4h 57m

  1. Take the train from Bath Spa to Southampton Central
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN) SOU - MAN

£66 - £208

Train to London Heathrow, fly  •  4h 43m

  1. Take the train from Bath Spa to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN

£102 - £339

Train, train to Exeter, fly  •  5h 37m

  1. Take the train from Bath Spa to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
  3. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Manchester (MAN) EXT - MAN
  4. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield

£85 - £254

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The cheapest way to get from Bath to Macclesfield is to drive which costs £27 - £40 and takes 2h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Bath to Macclesfield is to drive which costs £27 - £40 and takes 2h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bath to Macclesfield. However, there are services departing from Bath Spa and arriving at Macclesfield via Bristol Temple Meads. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 46m.

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The distance between Bath and Macclesfield is 131 miles. The road distance is 167.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Bath to Macclesfield without a car is to train which takes 3h 46m and costs £55 - £95.

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It takes approximately 3h 46m to get from Bath to Macclesfield, including transfers.

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Bath to Macclesfield train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Bristol Temple Meads station.

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The best way to get from Bath to Macclesfield is to train which takes 3h 46m and costs £55 - £95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £70 and takes 6h 26m.

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The quickest flight from Southampton Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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

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Map of how to get from Bath to Macclesfield.
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  • Distance: 131.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 46m

What companies run services between Bath, England and Macclesfield, England?

CrossCountry operates a train from Bath to Macclesfield every 2 hours. Tickets cost £55 - £85 and the journey takes 2h 36m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bath to Macclesfield via Bristol, Bus Station, Bristol Bus & Coach Station, Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Stoke-On-Trent, Hanley, Bus Station, Stoke-on-Trent station, and Stoke-on-Trent in around 6h 26m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £170
Flights from Exeter to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £220
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £280
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Macclesfield
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£55 - £85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Single
£55 - £85
Off-Peak Single
£50 - £80
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£24 - £40
Anytime Single
£35 - £55
Off-Peak Single
£27 - £40
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£21 - £35
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£16 - £24
Anytime Single
£21 - £35
Off-Peak Single
£9 - £14
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bath Spa to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£27 - £50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
£15 - £24
Advanced Single
£16 - £24
Anytime Day Single
£27 - £50
Train from Bath Spa to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £80
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
£24 - £40
Advanced Single
£25 - £40
Anytime Day Single
£40 - £80
Train from Bath Spa to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
12m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£4 - £9
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
£4 - £8
Advanced Single
£5 - £9
Anytime Day Single
£4 - £9
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£30 - £60
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
£17 - £27
Advanced Single
£18 - £27
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £60
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £18
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single
£11 - £18
Bus operators
First in Bristol Bath & the West
Bus from Bath City Centre, Westgate Buildings to Bristol, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£15 - £20
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National Express
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Stoke-On-Trent
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£11 - £15
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National Express

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Yes, the driving distance between Bath to Macclesfield is 167 miles. It takes approximately 2h 55m to drive from Bath to Macclesfield.

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Flybe offers flights from Southampton Airport to Manchester Airport.

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