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

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Line 147 bus, train  •  50 min

  1. Take the line 147 bus from Manchester Royal Infirmary, Royal Infirmary (Property 340) to Manchester City Centre, University of Mcr 147
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield

$16 - $47

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Line 130 bus  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Take the line 130 bus from Rusholme, Daisy Bank Rd (House 11) to Macclesfield, Bridge Street (Private Shop) 130

$9

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Line 42 bus, train  •  1 h

  1. Take the line 42 bus from Rusholme, Wilmslow Rd (Property 221) to Stockport Bus Station 42
  2. Take the train from Stockport to Macclesfield

$15 - $44

Line 44 bus, line 392 bus  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Take the line 44 bus from Moss Side, Parkside Rd (Parkside Hotel) to Stockport Bus Station 44
  2. Take the line 392 bus from Stockport, Lord St (Estate Agents) to Macclesfield, Bus Station 392 / ...

$12

Taxi  •  28 min

  1. Take a taxi from Greater Manchester to Macclesfield 19.4 miles

$70 - $85

Drive  •  28 min

  1. Drive from Greater Manchester to Macclesfield 19.4 miles

$4 - $6

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The cheapest way to get from Greater Manchester to Macclesfield is to drive which costs £3 - £5 and takes 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Greater Manchester to Macclesfield is to taxi which costs £50 - £65 and takes 28 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rusholme, Daisy Bank Rd (House 11) and arriving at Macclesfield, Bridge Street (Private Shop). Services depart four times a week, and operate Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 32 min.

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The distance between Greater Manchester and Macclesfield is 14 miles. The road distance is 19.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Greater Manchester to Macclesfield without a car is to line 147 bus and train which takes 50 min and costs £12 - £40.

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It takes approximately 50 min to get from Greater Manchester to Macclesfield, including transfers.

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Greater Manchester to Macclesfield bus services, operated by Arriva North West, depart from Rusholme, Daisy Bank Rd (House 11) station.

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Greater Manchester to Macclesfield bus services, operated by Arriva North West, arrive at Macclesfield, Bridge Street (Private Shop) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Greater Manchester to Macclesfield is 19 miles. It takes approximately 28 min to drive from Greater Manchester to Macclesfield.

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There are 529+ hotels available in Macclesfield. Prices start at $77 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Greater Manchester to Macclesfield.
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  • Distance: 13.9 miles
  • Duration: 50 min

What companies run services between Greater Manchester, England and Macclesfield, England?

Arriva North West operates a bus from Greater Manchester to Macclesfield 4 times a week. Tickets cost $9 and the journey takes 1 h 32 min.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Single
$28 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$12 - $19
Train from Stockport to Macclesfield
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $30
Anytime Single
$26 - $40
Off-Peak Single
$10 - $15
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $23
Train from Stockport to Macclesfield
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $18
Bus operators
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Manchester Royal Infirmary, Royal Infirmary (Property 340) to Manchester City Centre, University of Mcr
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Rusholme, Wilmslow Rd (Property 221) to Stockport Bus Station
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Arriva North West
Phone
0344 800 44 11
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Rusholme, Daisy Bank Rd (House 11) to Macclesfield, Bridge Street (Private Shop)
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$9
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Manchester Community Transport
Phone
0161 946 9255
Email
info@manct.org
Website
manct.org
Bus from Moss Side, Parkside Rd (Parkside Hotel) to Stockport Bus Station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
manct.org
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 Greater Manchester to Macclesfield
Ave. Duration
28 min
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Street Cars Manchester
Phone
+44 161 228 7878
Website
streetcarsmanchester.co.uk
Radio Cars
Phone
+44 161 236 8033
Website
radiocarsmanchester.co.uk
Manchester Cars
Phone
+44 161 228 3355
Website
ilovemanchestercars.co.uk

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