Macclesfield College provides a subsidised bus service for full-time 16-18 year old students at a current cost of £300 per academic year (2021/22 cost).

There are 2 different options available depending on where you live:


College Services

  • Poynton / Adlington / Bollington
  • Congleton / Gawsworth
  • Holmes Chapel / Knutsford / Alderley Edge
  • Stockport / Cheadle / Bramhall
  • Buxton / Whaley Bridge / Chapel-en-le-Frith
  • Disley / Marple / Hazel Grove
  • Handforth / Wilmslow

Public Services (e.g. Arriva)

  • Restricted for all other routes, by application only

College Bus Booklet 2021-22

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 2021 – June 2022 at the time of producing, however, routes and pick-up points may be reassessed at any time for operational and efficiency requirements.



For the academic year 2021-22 the subsidised cost is £300 per year unless the household has an income under £26,000 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 2021-22: Word version | PDF version


*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.