There are 5 ways to get from Macclesfield to Trafford Centre by train, tram, bus, 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, line 2 tram, line 250 bus  •  1 h

  1. 2 / ...
  2. 250 / ...

$21 - $51

Cheapest option

Line 392 bus, bus  •  2 h 20 min

  1. 392 / ...
  2. 23A / ...

$14

3 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 31 min

  1. 23A / ...

$18 - $46

Taxi  •  28 min

  1. 21.7 miles

$80 - $100

Drive  •  28 min

  1. 21.7 miles

$4 - $7

What companies run services between Macclesfield, England and Trafford Centre, England?

Stagecoach Manchester operates a bus from Macclesfield to Trafford Centre hourly. Tickets cost $6 and the journey takes 1 h 1 min. Manchester Community Transport also services this route hourly.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Macclesfield to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $23
Metrolink
Phone
0161 205 2000
Email
customerservices@metrolink.co.uk
Website
metrolink.co.uk
Tram from Piccadilly (Manchester Metrolink) to Trafford Bar (Manchester Metrolink)
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
metrolink.co.uk
Bus operators
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Trafford Bar, Chester Road/Trafford Bar to Dumplington, Barton Dock Rd/The Trafford Centre
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Stockport Bus Station to intu Trafford Centre Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Stockport Bus Station to Trafford Centre, Trafford Boulevard/Old Barton Road (Golf Range)
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Manchester Community Transport
Phone
0161 946 9255
Email
info@manct.org
Website
manct.org
Bus from Stockport Bus Station to intu Trafford Centre Bus Station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
manct.org
Bus from Stockport Bus Station to Trafford Centre, Trafford Boulevard/Old Barton Road (Golf Range)
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
manct.org
Stagecoach Greater Manchester
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoacbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Macclesfield, Bus Station to Stockport, Exchange St/Royal Mail Office (Post Office)
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Macclesfield to Trafford Centre
Ave. Duration
28 min
Estimated price
$80 - $100
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
Rushhour Taxi
Phone
+44 7956 195895
Website
rushhourtaxis.co.uk
Stoke Link Taxis
Phone
+44 1782 412412

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Macclesfield and Trafford Centre is 27 km. The road distance is 35 km.

The cheapest way to get from Macclesfield to Trafford Centre is to drive which costs £3 - £6 and takes 28 min.

The quickest way to get from Macclesfield to Trafford Centre is to taxi which takes 28 min and costs £60 - £75.

No, there is no direct bus from Macclesfield to Trafford Centre. However, there are services departing from Macclesfield, Bus Station and arriving at Trafford Centre, Trafford Boulevard/Old Barton Road (Golf Range) via Stockport Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 20 min.

It takes approximately 1 h to get from Macclesfield to Trafford Centre, including transfers.