Bus service timetables and journey planning

New safety guidance when travelling

  • From 15 June 2020 you must wear a face covering unless you are exempt - if you do not you may be refused travel or fined. Exemptions include young children, people with disabilities and those with breathing difficulties
  • From 24 July 2020 you must wear a face covering in enclosed public spaces including bus stations
  • Keep social distancing while waiting for the bus
  • Allow other passengers to exit the bus before attempting to board
  • Follow any instructions issued by the bus operator while travelling
  • Use contactless payment where possible
  • Wash your hands or use sanitiser before and after travelling.

Travelling Safely on FlexiLink 

Cheshire East Council's demand-responsive FlexiLink service will restart on 3 August 2020. Please see specific guidance for using the FlexiLink service during the pandemic.

Bus pass applications and replacements

From 1 July 2020, eligible Cheshire East residents can apply for an older person’s or disabled person’s bus pass via the new Cheshire East Bus Pass Portal. You can also use the portal to replace lost or damaged cards (£10 fee applies).

Libraries started a phased reopening from 6 July. Please contact the relevant Library to confirm they are open as you will now need to book an appointment for any bus pass related enquiries. Information can be found at Cheshire East Council Libraries. Please note the Customer Centres at Macclesfield Town Hall and Delamere House remain closed until further notice.

Bus passes revert to normal usage

From 1 July, free concessionary bus travel reverted to only being available after 9.30am but the half-fare concessionary travel before 9.30 will continue. These restrictions had previously been lifted during the lockdown period to enable older and vulnerable residents to access key services. As the new phase of measures, introduced by government, could see an increase in passenger demand at peak times, the council is falling in line with neighbouring authorities to avoid any confusion where travel on cross-boundary services is concerned.

Changes to bus timetables – check before you travel

Bus operators may need to change bus services at short notice. You should check on the bus operators’ websites for details about individual bus services. Operators' contact details are on our bus service changes page.

Shopmobility Services

There are number of shopmobility services that operate within the Cheshire East Borough. These services closed due to Covid-19/coronavirus but are now beginning to reopen and notify their customers.

Please be aware that changes have been made to these services to enable them to operate safely during the ongoing pandemic; contact the service you wish to use for the most up-to-date information.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 virus pandemic and Government instructions for people to work from home and self-isolate, some of our services continue to be reduced or suspended.  We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause and we look forward to reintroducing services as soon as it is safe to do so.

If you know your bus route number use the bus timetable list to go to the buses page for details of times and fares or use the bus and rail maps to help plan your journey on the bus network.

You may be able to use one of the community and flexible transport services that operate in East Cheshire to complete your journey.

If you are of eligible age or disabled you may qualify for a senior or disabled persons bus pass or senior and disabled persons railcard.

There are also other railcards available to passengers.

Door to door travel planning

You can use the Traveline journey planner to find routes and times for your journey anywhere in Great Britain, or click on the icons at the top of the journey planning box to find live departures or look up a timetable for buses and trams that cover all the stops served.

You can plan your journey with the help of the Traveline telephone service by calling 0871 200 22 33 (12p per minute from landlines and mobiles, plus your phone companies access charge).

The English Traveline call centre opening hours are 7am to 10pm most days. You can find full details on Travelines website.

You can also track your bus in real time with the operators listed below

Bus service timetables

You can pick up bus timetables for services in Cheshire East from a Cheshire East library or Delamere House Crewe.

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Service operator, number, date and route
Service Number, Operator and Date Route and link to timetable

FlexiLink East Cheshire Flexible Transport Service

Transport Service Solutions

FlexiLink East Cheshire Flexible Transport Service

FlexiLink is a demand responsive transport solution which provides an alternative means of travel for residents who are disabled, over the age of 80, or who live beyond the reach of any other public transport.

All journeys must be pre-booked. If you wish to start using the service, please call the booking line on 0300 123 5110 09:30am – 12:30pm Monday to Friday to register your details.

The core hours of the service will be between 9.30am to 2.30pm on weekdays. A limited service is available for group bookings between 8.30 and 9.30am and 2.30 and 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

If you have any queries please telephone 0300 123 5110 between 9.30am and 12.30pm.

2, 2A Arriva

Last updated: 28/10/18

Arriva Fares

Arriva commercial service bus service 2 and 2A

Macclesfield - Weston Estate via Park Lane, Ivy Lane, Ivy Road, Earls Way, Kendal Road

Monday to Saturday

3, 3A First the Potteries

Last updated 02/06/19

First Fares

Monday to Sunday timetable details

First Potteries commercial bus service 3 Hanley - Tunstall - Kidsgrove - Alsager - Radway Green - Haslington - Crewe Railway Station - Crewe Bus Station

Monday to Sunday and Bank Holidays

3 Arriva

Last updated: 01/09/03

Arriva Fares

Arriva commercial bus service 3

Macclesfield - Weston Estate via Park Lane, Ivy Lane, Ivy Road, Earls Way

Monday to Saturday

4 Arriva

Last updated: 01/06/14

Arriva Fares

Arriva commercial bus service 4

Macclesfield - Upton Priory

Monday to Saturday

5, 6 Arriva and D&G

Last updated: 22/07/18

Arriva Fares

D&G Bus Fares

Arriva commercial 5, 6 bus service Monday to Saturday

D&G commercial 5 bus service Sunday timetable

Bus service 5 and 6 Macclesfield - Weston - Upton Priory (Circulars) via Ivy Road and Ivy Lane

Monday to Sunday and Bank Holidays

6, 6E Arriva

Last updated: 01/04/18

Arriva Fares

6, 6E Leighton Hospital - Crewe Bus Station - Brookhouse Estate Circular (6E to Shavington)

Monday to Saturday

8 D&G Bus

Last updated: 08/07/19

D&G Bus Fares

D&G 8 bus service timetable

Sydney - Crewe - Wistaston Green (Circular)

Monday to Sunday and Bank Holidays

9 Arriva

Last updated: 28/10/18

Arriva Fares

Arriva 9 bus service

Macclesfield - Moss Road Estate (Circular)

Monday to Saturday

10, 10A Arriva

Last updated: 01/04/18

Arriva Fares

Arriva 10, 10A bus service

Macclesfield - Bollington

Monday to Saturday

12 D&G Bus

Last updated: 22/07/18

D&G Bus Fares

D&G 12 bus service timetables

Shavington - Rope - Crewe Bus Station - Coppenhall, Mablins Lane - Parkers Road - Leighton Hospital

Monday to Saturday

14 High Peak

Last updated: 15/06/14

High Peak Fares

14 High Peak commercial bus service Macclesfield to Langley

Macclesfield - Sutton Lane Ends - Langley

Monday to Saturday

19 High Peak

Last updated: 01/04/18

High Peak Fares

19 Macclesfield - Prestbury timetable from 01/04/18

Macclesfield - Prestbury

Service provided on behalf of Cheshire East Council.

Monday to Saturday

21, 21A Arriva

Last updated: 24/01/16

Arriva Fares

Arriva commercial bus service 21, 21A

Macclesfield - Hurdsfield Estate (Circular)

Monday to Saturday

31, 31A Arriva

Last updated: 28/04/19

Arriva Fares

Arriva bus Service 31, 31A

Northwich - Winsford - Church Minshull - Leighton Hospital - Crewe

Monday to Saturday

37, 37A, 37E Arriva

Last updated: 26/01/20

Arriva Fares

Arriva bus service 37, 37A and 37E

Northwich - Winsford - Middlewich - Sandbach - Haslington - Crewe Railway Station - Crewe Bus Station

Monday to Saturday

38 Arriva

Last updated: 28/04/19

Arriva Fares

Arriva bus service 38 Monday to Saturday

Macclesfield - Gawsworth - Congleton - West Heath - Arclid - Sandbach - Haslington - Crewe Railway Station - Crewe Bus Station

Monday to Saturday

38 D&G Bus

Last updated: 01/09/19

D&G Bus Fares

D&G 38 bus service timetable

Macclesfield - Gawsworth - Congleton - West Heath - Arclid - Sandbach - Haslington - Crewe Railway Station - Crewe Bus Station

Monday to Sunday and Bank Holidays

39 Mikro Coaches

Last updated: 01/04/18

39 Crewe - Wynbunbury - Nantwich (Sainsbury's) timetable from 01/04/18 (PDF, 14KB)

Service provided on behalf of Cheshire East Council.

Monday to Saturday

42 D&G Bus

Last updated: 01/09/19

D&G Bus Fares

D&G bus service 42 timetable

Crewe - Leighton Hospital - Middlewich - Holmes Chapel - Congleton

Service provided on behalf of Cheshire East Council.

Monday to Saturday

47 Warringtons Own Buses

Last updated: 01/07/19

47 Fare Information

47 bus service timetable

Knutsford - Mere - High Legh - Lymm - Warrington

Monday to Friday

58 High Peak

Last updated: 26/03/18

High Peak Fares

58 High Peak bus service

Macclesfield - Forest Cottage - Cat and Fiddle Inn - Burbage - Buxton - Chatsworth House

Monday to Sunday and Bank Holidays

60, 60A High Peak

Last updated: 26/03/17

High Peak Fares

High Peak bus service 60, 60A

Macclesfield - Hurdsfield - Rainow - Kettleshulme - Newtown - New Mills - Hayfield

Monday to Saturday

70 D&G Bus

Last updated: 29/10/18

D&G Bus Fares

D&G 70 bus service timetable

Nantwich - Faddiley - Tiverton - Bunbury - Bulkeley - Faddiley - Nantwich

Service provided on behalf of Cheshire East Council.

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays only

71, 72 and 73 D&G Bus

Last updated: 29/10/18

D&G Bus Fares

D&G 71, 72, 73 bus service timetable

Service provided on behalf of Cheshire East Council.

Monday to Saturday

71 Nantwich - Wrenbury - Audlem - Nantwich

72 Nantwich - Wrenbury

73 Nantwich - Audlem - Whitchurch

84 Arriva

Last updated: 26/01/20

Arriva Fares

Arriva commercial bus service 84

Chester - Tarvin - Duddon - Tarporley - Nantwich - Willaston - Crewe

Monday to Sunday and Bank Holidays

85 D&G Bus

Last updated: 22/07/18

D&G Bus Fares

D&G 85 bus service timetable

Nantwich - Crewe Bus Station - Crewe Railway Station - Madeley - Keele University - Newcastle - Hanley

Monday to Sunday and Bank Holidays

88, 89, 188 D&G Bus

Last updated: 27/10/19

D&G Bus Fares

D&G 88, 89, 188 bus service timetable

88, 188 Altrincham - Wilmslow - Mobberley - Knutsford - Macclesfield

89 Knutsford - Wincham - Northwich

Service provided on behalf of Cheshire East Council with some commercial journeys. Sunday journeys are provided on behalf of Transport for Greater Manchester.

Monday to Sunday

Beartown Buses

90, 91, 92 Hollinshead

Last updated: 24/10/16

90, 91, 92 Hollinshead Coaches Congleton Circulars 24/10/16 (PDF, 3.4MB)

Service provided on behalf of Cheshire East Council.

Monday to Saturday

94 D&G Bus

Last updated: 03/09/17

D&G Bus Fares

D&G bus service 94

Congleton - Biddulph - Newcastle

Monday to Saturday

109 Taxico / Aimee's Travel

Last updated: 03/04/18

109 Leek - Bosley - Macclesfield

Macclesfield - Bosley - Leek

Monday to Saturday

130 D&G Bus

Last updated: 03/06/20

D&G Bus Fares

130 bus service

Macclesfield - Macclesfield Hospital - Wilmslow - Handforth

Monday to Friday

199 Skyline High Peak

Last updated: 01/09/19

High Peak Fares

199 (Skyline) Bus Service

Buxton - Disley - Stockport - Manchester Airport (Skyline)

Commercial Service

Monday to Sunday and Bank Holidays

316 D&G Bus

Service Suspended

D&G Bus Fares

D&G bus service 316

Sandbach - Cooksmere Lane Circular

Service provided on behalf of Cheshire East Council.

Monday to Friday

317 D&G Bus

Last updated: 01/09/19

D&G Bus Fares

D&G bus service 317

Alsager - Rode Heath - Sandbach - Ettiley Heath - Leighton Hospital

Service provided on behalf of Cheshire East Council.

Monday to Friday

318 D&G Bus

Service Suspended

D&G Bus Fares

D&G bus service 318

Alsager - Rode Heath - Scholar Green - Kidsgrove - Mow Cop - Congleton

Service provided on behalf of Cheshire East Council.

Monday to Friday

319 D&G Bus

Service Suspended

D&G Bus Fares

D&G bus service 319

Sandbach - Brereton Green - Holmes Chapel - Cranage - Allostock - Goostrey - Twemlow Green

Service provided on behalf of Cheshire East Council.

Monday to Friday

358, 360 Stagecoach

Last updated: 21/07/19

Stagecoach bus service 360

Stockport - Hazel Grove - Disley - New Mills - Hayfield

Monday to Friday

391, 392 Go Goodwins

New: 22 June 2020

Macclesfield - Tytherington - Bollington - (Kerridge 391) - Poynton - Hazel Grove - Stockport

Service provided on behalf of Cheshire East Council.

Monday to Saturday

Monday 22 June 2020 service 391, 392 Go Goodwins

The 391, 392 bus service will be reinstated from Monday 22 June 2020 operated by Go Goodwins.

391 392 Macclesfield - Kerridge - Bollington - Poynton - Hazel Grove - Stockport June 2020 (PDF, 45KB)

836 D&G Bus

Last updated: 08/07/19

D&G Bus Fares

D&G 836 bus service timetable

Sydney - Underwood Lane - Marshfield - Wistaston - Shavington Academy

Monday to Friday on Schooldays

Contact us

Transport Policy

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