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Running 19 times a day with CrossCountry*
*Based on scheduled timetable
Take advantage of discounted train tickets up to 15 minutes prior to departure, when you purchase Advance tickets.
Take the train from Macclesfield to Manchester for a smooth, easy journey with comfy seats and great service. With CrossCountry, you won't just enjoy your destination when you arrive - you'll enjoy getting there too.
Buy tickets for any train journey in Britain. We cross more of the country than any other train company.
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Explore Manchester with CrossCountry. You'll have an easy journey on one of our trains from Macclesfield to Manchester, so you'll arrive refreshed and ready to visit family, get to work, or see the sights. Whether you stay for a day, a weekend or a week is up to you - you won't run out of things to do in Manchester.
Yes, CrossCountry provides regular services connecting Macclesfield and Manchester with no need to change.
CrossCountry makes travelling from Macclesfield to Manchester easy and comfortable, thanks to the wide range of amenities available on our trains. Choose from a variety of seating options (including table groupings ), and make use of our electric points (subject to availability), and at-seat service offering drinks and light refreshments.
Yes! Whether you choose to stay in contact with friends or family, or simply catch up on social media, you can surf the net with our free on-board WiFi.
T&Cs apply. Visit our WiFi On-Board page for more information.
You can reserve a seat for free on most CrossCountry services from Macclesfield to Manchester using our quick, easy and free ten minute reservation service. Reserve a seat by text message up to 10 minutes before travel if you hold Anytime or Off-Peak tickets. Check out our Ten Minute Reservation page for more information.
We know you're looking to connect to the people and places you love at the best price, and we're committed to helping you do just that. We've pulled together our tips to help you find the cheapest tickets and we also have a special offers page, which is regularly updated to help you get where you want to go for less.
There's a good chance that you can use your railcard on our service from Macclesfield to Manchester. For full information, make sure you check out our Railcards page.
For full information about Manchester Piccadilly station, check out our station guide.
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