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Macclesfield to Manchester Piccadilly by train

It takes an average of 30m to travel from Macclesfield to Manchester Piccadilly by train, over a distance of around 16 miles (25 km). There are normally 91 trains per day travelling from Macclesfield to Manchester Piccadilly and tickets for this journey start from £2.50 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 21m
PriceFrom £2.50
Distance16 miles (25 km)
Frequency91 trains per day
First train05:16
Last train23:51
Departure stationMacclesfield
Arrival stationManchester Piccadilly
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsCrossCountry, Avanti West Coast

Macclesfield to Manchester Piccadilly train times

Check out the next trains departing from Macclesfield to Manchester Piccadilly for Thursday 11th August 2022 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
06:17 On timemacclesfield06:53 On timemanchester piccadillyPlat. 1 estimatednorthern PeakGet tickets36m, direct
06:52 On timemacclesfield07:28 On timemanchester piccadillyPlat. 1 estimatednorthern PeakGet tickets36m, direct
07:05 On timemacclesfield07:30 On timemanchester piccadillyPlat. 1 estimatedcrosscountry PeakGet tickets25m, direct
07:20 On timemacclesfield07:52 On timemanchester piccadillyPlat. 1 estimatednorthern PeakGet tickets32m, direct
07:50 On timemacclesfield08:30 On timemanchester piccadillyPlat. 1 estimatednorthern PeakGet tickets40m, direct

How to travel from Macclesfield to Manchester Piccadilly by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Macclesfield to Manchester Piccadilly? Look no further.

You'll usually find 91 trains per day running between Macclesfield and Manchester Piccadilly, which usually take 31 minutes to complete the 16 miles (25 km) journey. It can take as little as 21 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there are direct services available. Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales or East Midlands Railway are the main rail operators on this route, all of which offer modern trains with plenty of space for luggage and comfortable seating.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Macclesfield to Manchester Piccadilly start from £2.50 when you book in advance. Travelling Off-Peak or using a Railcard can also help you save.

Keen to book your train tickets to Manchester Piccadilly? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train timetable with live train times above, and tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs further down the page.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Macclesfield to Manchester Piccadilly? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Macclesfield to Manchester Piccadilly take?

The average journey time by train between Macclesfield and Manchester Piccadilly is 30 minutes, with around 91 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Macclesfield and Manchester Piccadilly by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Macclesfield to Manchester Piccadilly is 21 minutes.

How much does the train from Macclesfield to Manchester Piccadilly cost?

Train ticket prices from Macclesfield to Manchester Piccadilly can start from as little as £2.50 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Macclesfield to Manchester Piccadilly?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Macclesfield to Manchester Piccadilly without having to change trains. There are 91 direct trains from Macclesfield to Manchester Piccadilly each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Macclesfield to Manchester Piccadilly leave?

The first train from Macclesfield to Manchester Piccadilly leaves at 05:16. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Macclesfield to Manchester Piccadilly leave?

The last train from Macclesfield to Manchester Piccadilly leaves at 23:51. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Macclesfield and Manchester Piccadilly by train?

Trains travelling from Macclesfield to Manchester Piccadilly cover a distance of around 16 miles (25 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield.

Cheap train tickets from Macclesfield to Manchester Piccadilly

Train tickets from Macclesfield to Manchester Piccadilly start at £2.50 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Macclesfield to Manchester Piccadilly is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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