Bus service timetables and journey planning

Cheshire East is in National Lockdown - to help stop the spread, think before you travel

In line with Government guidance, all residents need to reduce non-essential travel as much as possible to reduce the spread of Covid-19 and save lives. There will be increasing checks and enforcement action across the transport network including fines for those breaching the rules. For further information on National Lockdown restrictions, visit the Government's coronavirus guidance page.

Safety guidance when travelling

  • If you do need to make an essential journey, stay local – avoid travelling outside the part of Cheshire East where you live.
  • Reduce the number of journeys you make and walk or cycle if you can.
  • If you need to use public transport, you must wear a face covering at the stops and on the bus unless exempt and follow safety guidelines – follow the operator's instructions, keep your distance from other passengers, clean your hands frequently and use contactless payment if possible.
  • If you are using public transport, plan ahead, allow extra time for your journey, consider travelling outside peak times and using quieter routes. Make sure to check with the operator before travel as some services may be suspended or reduced at short notice.
  • 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
  • Avoid car sharing with anyone from outside your household or support bubble.

If you’re clinically extremely vulnerable, please check the latest government guidance

Bus passes - free travel before 9.30am from Thursday 21 January to support the vaccine rollout

To help support the Governments vaccine rollout for the most vulnerable people from Thursday 21 January all English National Travel Concessionary bus pass holders are allowed to travel free of charge before 9.30am. All bus operators have been informed about these changes and asked to update their staff of the changes.

Travelling Safely on FlexiLink

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

Bus pass applications and replacements

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).

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.

Shopmobility Services

There are number of shopmobility services that operate within the Cheshire East Borough. See our Shopmobility service pages for details. 

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

4 January 2021 D&G Bus 130 service

  • Alderley Road is going to be closed between the Hardern Park Roundabout and Fulshaw Park Roundabout from 4 January until 18 March 2021. Service 130 will divert via Brook Lane and Knutsford Road.

4 January 2021 D&G Bus 5 and 30 Sunday services

  • 5 D&G Bus Macclesfield town sunday service, has not been operating due to the Covid pandemic. Service cancelled, registration withdrawn from 4 January 2021.
  • 30 D&G Bus Sunday service has never operated due to the Covid pandemic. Service cancelled, registration withdrawn from 4 January 2021.

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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: 01/11/20

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 05/07/20

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: 01/11/20

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: 01/11/20

Arriva Fares

Arriva commercial bus service 4

Macclesfield - Upton Priory

Monday to Saturday

5, 6 Arriva

Last updated: 01/11/20

Arriva Fares

Arriva commercial 5, 6 bus service Monday to Saturday

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

Monday to Saturday

6, 6E Arriva

Last updated: 01/11/20

Arriva Fares

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

Monday to Saturday

8 D&G Bus

Last updated: 01/11/20

D&G Bus Fares

D&G 8 bus service timetable

Sydney - Crewe - Wistaston Green (Circular)

Monday to Saturday

9 Arriva

Last updated: 01/11/20

Arriva Fares

Arriva 9 bus service

Macclesfield - Moss Road Estate (Circular)

Monday to Saturday

10, 10A Arriva

Last updated: 01/11/20

Arriva Fares

Arriva 10, 10A bus service

Macclesfield - Bollington

Monday to Saturday

12 D&G Bus

Last updated: 01/11/20

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: 01/06/20

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: 01/11/20

Arriva Fares

Arriva commercial bus service 21, 21A

Macclesfield - Hurdsfield Estate (Circular)

Monday to Saturday

31, 31A Arriva

Last updated: 01/11/20

Arriva Fares

Arriva bus Service 31, 31A

Northwich - Winsford - Church Minshull - Leighton Hospital - Crewe

Monday to Saturday

37, 37A, 37E Arriva

Last updated: 01/11/20

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: 01/11/20

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: 01/11/20

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 Saturday

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: 01/11/20

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: 12/11/20

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.

Monday to Saturday

72 and 73 D&G Bus

Last updated: 12/11/20

D&G Bus Fares

D&G 72, 73 bus service timetable

Service provided on behalf of Cheshire East Council.

Monday to Saturday

72 Nantwich - Wrenbury - Audlem - Nantwich

73 Nantwich - Audlem - Wrenbury - Nantwich

78 Mikro Coaches

Last updated: 16/11/20

78 Nantwich - Wistaston - Marshfield - Leighton Hospital

Commercial service

Monday to Friday

Due to vehicles parking too close to the junction of Halton Drive and Sunnybank and the size of the vehicles currently used; the 78 is unable to serve Marshfield Estate at present. Passengers are advised to use stops on Coppenhall Lane. Once the parking issue is resolved the service can resume its normal route.

84 Arriva

Last updated: 01/11/20

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: 01/11/20

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: 01/11/20

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.

Monday to Saturday

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: 01/11/20

D&G Bus Fares

D&G bus service 94

Congleton - Biddulph - Newcastle

Monday to Saturday

109 D& Bus

Last updated: 01/11/20

D&G Bus Fares

D&G bus service 109

Macclesfield - Bosley - Leek

Monday to Saturday

130 D&G Bus

Last updated: 05/10/20

D&G Bus Fares

130 bus service

Macclesfield - Macclesfield Hospital - Wilmslow - Handforth

Monday to Saturday

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

Last updated: 30/08/20

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: 30/08/20

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

Last updated: 30/08/20

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

Last updated: 30/08/20

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: 21/07/20

Stagecoach bus service 360

Stockport - Hazel Grove - Disley - New Mills - Hayfield

Monday to Friday

391, 392 Go Goodwins

Last updated: 22 June 2020

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

Service provided on behalf of Cheshire East Council.

Monday to Saturday

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)

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Transport Policy

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


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