There are 6 ways to get from Chester to Macclesfield by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Chester to Stockport

$25 - $60

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Train via Crewe  •  1 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Chester to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Kidsgrove
  3. Take the train from Kidsgrove to Macclesfield

$17 - $40

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Bus, line 60 bus  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Whaley Bridge, Railway Station (Rail Station)
  3. Take the line 60 bus from Whaley Bridge, Railway Station (Rail Station) to Macclesfield, Railway Station 60 / ...

$27

Train, line 392 bus  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Chester to Stockport
  2. Take the line 392 bus from Stockport, Lord St (Estate Agents) to Macclesfield, Bus Station 392 / ...

$22 - $28

Taxi  •  54 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chester to Macclesfield 42.2 miles

$150 - $180

Drive  •  54 min

  1. Drive from Chester to Macclesfield 42.2 miles

$9 - $14

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The cheapest way to get from Chester to Macclesfield is to drive which costs £6 - £10 and takes 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chester to Macclesfield is to taxi which costs £110 - £140 and takes 54 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chester station to Macclesfield station. However, there are services departing from Chester, Railway Station and arriving at Macclesfield, Railway Station via Manchester Airport The Station and Whaley Bridge, Railway Station (Rail Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Chester to Macclesfield. However, there are services departing from Chester and arriving at Macclesfield via Stockport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 42 min.

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The distance between Chester and Macclesfield is 32 miles. The road distance is 42.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Chester to Macclesfield without a car is to train which takes 1 h 42 min and costs £18 - £50.

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It takes approximately 1 h 42 min to get from Chester to Macclesfield, including transfers.

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Chester to Macclesfield bus services, operated by EasyBus, arrive at Chester, Railway Station.

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

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The best way to get from Chester to Macclesfield is to train which takes 1 h 42 min and costs £18 - £50. Alternatively, you can bus and line 60 bus, which costs £21 and takes 2 h 39 min.

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Map of how to get from Chester to Macclesfield.
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  • Distance: 32.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 42 min

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

Northern Rail operates a train from Chester to Macclesfield hourly. Tickets cost $13 - $20 and the journey takes 1 h 14 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chester to Macclesfield via Manchester Airport Bus Station, Manchester Airport The Station, and Whaley Bridge, Railway Station (Rail Station) in around 2 h 39 min.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Chester to Stockport
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Kidsgrove to Macclesfield
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Chester to Crewe
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $14
First Anytime Day Single
$13 - $20
Virgin West Coast Trains
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Kidsgrove
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$2 - $3
Off-Peak Single
$3 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$5 - $7
Anytime Single
$5 - $9
Bus operators
EasyBus
Website
easybus.com
Bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport Bus Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
easybus.com
High Peak
Phone
0844 351 1120
Email
help@centrebus.com
Website
highpeakbuses.com
Bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Whaley Bridge, Railway Station (Rail Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
highpeakbuses.com
Bus from Whaley Bridge, Railway Station (Rail Station) to Macclesfield, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
highpeakbuses.com
Transport for Greater Manchester
Website
tfgm.com
Bus from Stockport, Lord St (Estate Agents) to Macclesfield, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Website
tfgm.com
Other operators
Taxi from Chester to Macclesfield
Ave. Duration
54 min
Estimated price
$150 - $180
Comcab Liverpool
Phone
+44 151 298 2222
Website
comcab-liverpool.co.uk
Taxi In Liverpool
Phone
+44 151 236 1915

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Chester to Macclesfield bus services, operated by High Peak, arrive at Macclesfield, Railway Station.

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Chester to Macclesfield train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Stockport station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chester to Macclesfield is 42 miles. It takes approximately 54 min to drive from Chester to Macclesfield.

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