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There are 9 ways to get from Macclesfield to Edinburgh by train, bus, car or plane

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Train TransPennine Express  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Edinburgh

$91 - $172

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Bus  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Edinburgh National Express

$29 - $71

7 alternative options

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Wigan North Western to Edinburgh

$132 - $242

Drive  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Macclesfield to Edinburgh 230.8 miles

$45 - $75

Train to Manchester, fly to Edinburgh  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Macclesfield to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Edinburgh (EDI) MAN - EDI

$53 - $227

Train to Birmingham, fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Macclesfield to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Edinburgh (EDI) BHX - EDI

$94 - $256

Fly Manchester to Glasgow, train  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Glasgow (GLA) MAN - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

$78 - $348

Train, train to East Midlands, fly to Edinburgh  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Macclesfield to Stoke-on-Trent
  2. Take the train from Stoke-on-Trent to Derby
  3. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Edinburgh (EDI) EMA - EDI

$71 - $249

Train to Bristol, fly to Edinburgh  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Macclesfield to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Edinburgh (EDI) BRS - EDI

$121 - $264

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The cheapest way to get from Macclesfield to Edinburgh is to bus which costs £22 - £55 and takes 7 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Macclesfield to Edinburgh is to train and fly which costs £40 - £180 and takes 3 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Macclesfield to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Macclesfield and arriving at Edinburgh via Manchester Piccadilly. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 29 min.

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The distance between Macclesfield and Edinburgh is 192 miles. The road distance is 230.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Macclesfield to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 4 h 29 min and costs £70 - £140.

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It takes approximately 4 h 29 min to get from Macclesfield to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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Macclesfield to Edinburgh train services, operated by TransPennine Express, depart from Manchester Piccadilly station.

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The best way to get from Macclesfield to Edinburgh is to train which takes 4 h 29 min and costs £70 - £140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £22 - £55 and takes 7 h 43 min.

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

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Macclesfield to Edinburgh train services, operated by TransPennine Express, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Map of how to get from Macclesfield to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 192 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 29 min

What companies run services between Macclesfield, England and Edinburgh, Scotland?

TransPennine Express operates a train from Macclesfield to Edinburgh every 4 hours. Tickets cost $85 - $130 and the journey takes 3 h 8 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Macclesfield to Edinburgh twice daily. Tickets cost $23 - $29 and the journey takes 6 h 15 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from East Midlands to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Wigan North Western to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$75 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $190
Train from Macclesfield to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $23
Train from Macclesfield to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Train from Macclesfield to Stoke-on-Trent
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $25
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Macclesfield to Manchester Piccadilly
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 Macclesfield to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Train from Macclesfield to Stoke-on-Trent
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Single
$29 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $20
Train from Macclesfield to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$70 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$65 - $100
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Macclesfield to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Macclesfield to Stoke-on-Trent
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Stoke-on-Trent to Derby
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $12
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Single
$23 - $35
Bus operators
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 Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $29
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Macclesfield to Edinburgh is 231 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 9 min to drive from Macclesfield to Edinburgh.

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Flybe offers flights from Manchester Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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