Travelling to College

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Travelling to College

Macclesfield College is closer than you think. Find out more about travelling to us below.

Subsidised Bus Service

With subsidised transport for 16-18 year olds and just twenty minutes walk from Macclesfield town centre getting to us is simple.

We provide a subsidised bus service for full-time 16-18 year old students at a current cost of £300 per academic year (2023/24 cost).There are two different options available depending on where you live.

College Bus Financial support application 23/24

You can apply for support with your travel through the digital enrolment packs sent via our Info email, or by downloading and completing the bus pass application form.

College Services
  • Poynton / Adlington / Bollington / Tytherington
  • Biddulph / Congleton / Gawsworth
  • Holmes Chapel / Knutsford / Alderley Edge
  • Stockport / Cheadle / Hazel Grove
  • Buxton / Whaley Bridge / Chapel-en-le-Frith
  • Disley / Marple
  • Handforth / Wilmslow
Public Services (e.g Arriva)

Please note that where a contract service exists for your home area, this is the only service that the College will subsidise for you. No support is provided for students living within 3 miles of the College.

All transport information is correct for September 2022 – June 2023 – to 23-24 at the time of producing, however, routes and pick-up points may be reassessed at any time for operational and efficiency requirements.

Assisted Travel Booklet

Download our assisted travel booklet bus timetables and help travelling to and from Macclesfield College

New Mills Bus Station
Strines (opposite Car Dealership)
Marple Town Centre – outside M&Co
Marple College
Windlehurst Road opposite Crown Inn
Windlehurst Lane, Bateson Trailers
Windlehurst Lane, Methodist Church
Dandy Cock Inn, Disley
Whaley Bridge, Jodrell Bus Stop
Old Bulls Head, Kettleshulme
Rainow Church
Fence Avenue
Further Information
Current travel changes and information

For the Stockport and Knutsford bus route, you can check any changes to times or specific pick-up locations here.


For the academic year 2022-23 2023 – 24 the subsidised cost is £300 per year unless the household has an income under £28,000 per year. Payment can be made fully at enrolment or split into 2 payments September (£175) and February (£125)*.

Please follow the links below for full details on the College transport provision:

Apply for a Bus Pass 2023-24

*Payment does not guarantee the right to travel – it is the student’s responsibility to apply for a pass. If the student does not have a valid pass they will not be permitted to travel.

Train services

Save money on journeys with the 16-25 railcard. More information and advice on this can be found here.

Need Further
For further advice and guidance, call our Learner Experience Team
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