There are 8 ways to get from Macclesfield to Edinburgh by train, bus, car or plane

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 TransPennine Express  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Edinburgh

$111 - $175

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester to Edinburgh National Express

$40 - $75

6 alternative options

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Warrington Bank Quay to Edinburgh

$156 - $271

Drive  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Macclesfield to Edinburgh 230.8 miles

$45 - $75

Train to Manchester, fly to Edinburgh  •  3 h 23 min

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

$64 - $229

Fly Manchester to Glasgow, train  •  4 h 21 min

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

$90 - $352

Train to Birmingham, fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 21 min

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

$97 - $261

Train, train to East Midlands, fly to Edinburgh  •  5 h 24 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

$65 - $254

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

TransPennine Express operates a train from Macclesfield to Edinburgh 5 times a day. Tickets cost $95 - $130 and the journey takes 3 h 8 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Macclesfield to Edinburgh twice daily. Tickets cost $24 - $30 and the journey takes 5 h 45 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 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
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
2 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from East Midlands to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from East Midlands to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
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
5 times a day
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Day Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$95 - $130
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Warrington Bank Quay to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$130 - $210
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$85 - $130
Anytime Day Single
$130 - $210
Train from Macclesfield to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $24
Train from Macclesfield to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $75
Train from Macclesfield to Stoke-on-Trent
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $26
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
$30 - $45
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $20
Train from Macclesfield to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Train from Macclesfield to Stoke-on-Trent
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$14 - $21
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
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $20
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
$18 - $26
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $13
Off-Peak Single
$17 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Single
$25 - $40
Bus operators

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Macclesfield to Edinburgh?

The distance between Macclesfield and Edinburgh is 307 km. The road distance is 369 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Macclesfield to Edinburgh?

The cheapest way to get from Macclesfield to Edinburgh is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 4 h 9 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Macclesfield to Edinburgh?

The quickest way to get from Macclesfield to Edinburgh is to train and fly which takes 3 h 23 min and costs £45 - £170.

Is there a direct train between Macclesfield and Edinburgh?

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.

How long does it take to get from Macclesfield to Edinburgh?

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