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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train via Crewe  •  1 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Chester to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Stockport

$29 - $94

Cheapest option

Train Northern Rail  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Chester to Stockport

$25 - $65

4 alternative options

Bus, line 130 tram  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport The Station 5 / ...
  2. Take the line 130 tram from Manchester Airport The Station to Macclesfield, Bridge Street (Private Shop) 130

Bus, line 60 bus  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport The Station 5
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Whaley Bridge, Railway Station (Rail Station) 199
  3. Take the line 60 bus from Whaley Bridge, Railway Station (Rail Station) to Macclesfield, Railway Station 60 / ...

$30

Taxi  •  54 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chester to Macclesfield 42.2 miles

$150 - $190

Drive  •  54 min

  1. Drive from Chester to Macclesfield 42.2 miles

$9 - $14

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

You can take a train from Chester to Macclesfield via Crewe and Stockport in around 1 h 43 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chester to Macclesfield via Manchester Airport The Station and Whaley Bridge, Railway Station (Rail Station) in around 2 h 47 min.

Train operators
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 - $15
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $15
First Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Train from Crewe to Stockport
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $15
First Anytime Day Single
$16 - $24
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Chester to Crewe
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $27
Train from Crewe to Stockport
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $23
CrossCountry
D & G Coach & Bus
Tram from Manchester Airport The Station to Macclesfield, Bridge Street (Private Shop)
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Bus operators
easyBus
Bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport The Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
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
$9
Schedules at
highpeakbuses.com
Bus from Whaley Bridge, Railway Station (Rail Station) to Macclesfield, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
highpeakbuses.com
Other operators
Taxi from Chester to Macclesfield
Ave. Duration
54 min
Estimated price
$150 - $190
Comcab Liverpool
Phone
+44 151 298 2222
Website
comcab-liverpool.co.uk
Taxi In Liverpool
Phone
+44 151 236 1915

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Chester and Macclesfield is 52 km. The road distance is 68 km.

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

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

No, there is no direct train from Chester to Macclesfield. However, there are services departing from Chester and arriving at Macclesfield via Crewe and Stockport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 43 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Chester to Macclesfield. 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 47 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 43 min to get from Chester to Macclesfield, including transfers.