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There are 6 ways to get from Rochdale to Macclesfield 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  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Rochdale to Manchester Victoria
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield

$12 - $55

Cheapest option

Line 17 bus, train  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Take the line 17 bus from Rochdale Interchange to Shudehill Interchange 17 / ...
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield

$11 - $52

4 alternative options

Line 5 tram, train  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Take the line 5 tram from Rochdale Interchange to St Peter's Square 5
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield

$13 - $55

Line 409 bus, line 219 bus  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Take the line 409 bus from Rochdale Interchange to Ashton Bus Station 409
  2. Take the line 219 bus from Ashton-Under-Lyne, Gas Street to Manchester City Centre, Piccadilly Stn 219

$12 - $53

Taxi  •  41 min

  1. Take a taxi from Rochdale to Macclesfield 29.5 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  41 min

  1. Drive from Rochdale to Macclesfield 29.5 miles

$6 - $10

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rochdale to Macclesfield is to drive which costs £4 - £7 and takes 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rochdale to Macclesfield is to taxi which costs £80 - £100 and takes 41 min.

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The distance between Rochdale and Macclesfield is 25 miles. The road distance is 29.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Rochdale to Macclesfield without a car is to train which takes 1 h 8 min and costs £9 - £45.

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It takes approximately 1 h 8 min to get from Rochdale to Macclesfield, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Rochdale to Macclesfield is to train which takes 1 h 8 min and costs £9 - £45. Alternatively, you can line 409 bus and line 219 bus, which costs £9 - £45 and takes 2 h 8 min.

Mode details

Yes, the driving distance between Rochdale to Macclesfield is 29 miles. It takes approximately 41 min to drive from Rochdale to Macclesfield.

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There are 552+ hotels available in Macclesfield. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Rochdale to Macclesfield.
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  • Distance: 24.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 8 min

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

You can take a train from Rochdale to Macclesfield via Manchester Victoria, Victoria, Piccadilly, and Manchester Piccadilly in around 1 h 8 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rochdale to Macclesfield via Ashton Bus Station, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Gas Street, Manchester City Centre, Piccadilly Stn, and Manchester Piccadilly in around 2 h 8 min.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Rochdale to Manchester Victoria
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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 Rochdale Interchange to St Peter's Square
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
metrolink.co.uk
Bus operators
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Rochdale Interchange to Shudehill Interchange
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
First
Bus from Rochdale Interchange to Ashton Bus Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
First
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ashton-Under-Lyne, Gas Street to Manchester City Centre, Piccadilly Stn
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Stagecoach Manchester
Other operators
Taxi from Rochdale to Macclesfield
Ave. Duration
41 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
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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