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Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield by train

It takes an average of 27m to travel from Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield by train, over a distance of around 16 miles (25 km). There are normally 109 trains per day travelling from Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield and tickets for this journey start from £2.50 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 19m
PriceFrom £2.50
Distance16 miles (25 km)
Frequency109 trains per day
First train04:00
Last train23:16
Departure stationManchester Piccadilly
Arrival stationMacclesfield
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsCrossCountry, Avanti West Coast

Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield train times

Check out the next trains departing from Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield for Dienstag 11. Oktober 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.
DepartsArrivesDuration
12:15 12:34 19m, direct
12:27 12:48 21m, direct
12:47 13:17 30m, direct
13:11 13:31 20m, direct
13:27 13:48 21m, direct
13:47 14:17 30m, direct
14:10 14:30 20m, direct
14:27 14:48 21m, direct
14:47 15:17 30m, direct
15:12 15:32 20m, direct

How to travel from Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield by train

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

You'll usually find 109 trains per day running between Manchester Piccadilly and Macclesfield, which usually take 27 minutes to complete the 16 miles (25 km) journey. It can take as little as 19 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, East Midlands Railway or TransPennine Express 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 Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield 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 Macclesfield? 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.

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Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield? 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 Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield take?

The average journey time by train between Manchester Piccadilly and Macclesfield is 27 minutes, with around 109 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 Manchester Piccadilly and Macclesfield by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield is 19 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield 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 Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield without having to change trains. There are 109 direct trains from Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield leaves at 04:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield leaves at 23:16. 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 Manchester Piccadilly and Macclesfield by train?

Trains travelling from Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield 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 Macclesfield to Manchester Piccadilly.

Cheap train tickets from Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield

Train tickets from Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield 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 Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield 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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