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There are 4 ways to get from Macclesfield to Manchester by train, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  22 min

  1. Take the train from Macclesfield to Manchester Piccadilly

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Rideshare  •  43 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Bollington to Manchester 18.4 miles

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Taxi  •  33 min

  1. Take a taxi from Macclesfield to Manchester 20.3 miles

Drive  •  33 min

  1. Drive from Macclesfield to Manchester 20.3 miles

Macclesfield to Manchester by train

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The cheapest way to get from Macclesfield to Manchester is to rideshare which costs £1 and takes 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Macclesfield to Manchester is to train which costs £6 - £95 and takes 22 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Macclesfield and arriving at Manchester Piccadilly. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 22 min.

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The distance between Macclesfield and Manchester is 16 miles. The road distance is 20.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Macclesfield to Manchester without a car is to train which takes 22 min and costs £6 - £95.

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The train from Macclesfield to Manchester Piccadilly takes 22 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Macclesfield to Manchester train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Macclesfield station.

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Macclesfield to Manchester train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Manchester Piccadilly station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Macclesfield to Manchester is 20 miles. It takes approximately 33 min to drive from Macclesfield to Manchester.

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  • Distance: 16 miles
  • Duration: 22 min

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Macclesfield to Manchester Piccadilly hourly. Tickets cost £21 - £95 and the journey takes 22 min. Two other operators also service this route.

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Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Rideshare from Bollington to Manchester
Ave. Duration
43 min
Twice daily
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Taxi from Macclesfield to Manchester
Ave. Duration
33 min
Estimated price
£45 - £55
Macclesfield Radio Cars
+44 1625 421 111
INTIME Macclesfield Taxis
+44 1625 610 000
Cab Co
+44 1625 618 666

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Macclesfield and Manchester. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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