Sample Fares – U.K. Train Travel

The cost of train travel has become controversial in recent times due to increases beyond the rate of inflation. Given that, I reckon that it might be of interest to log selected train fares here, adding to them as I do along.

There was a time when I travelled by train more than I do today so the entries may accumulate at a slower rate than once was the case. Nevertheless, my hope remains that whatever finds its way here is of interest and is helpful for travel budgeting.

All information is provided in good faith though I may not get to updating it as often as I’d like. So, the date when I last checked any fare appears in brackets after the price itself so you can assess the usefulness of what you find below. Also, some fares may be of interest to those affected by cuts to bus services in Cheshire East during the past decade, especially given their effect on evening and weekend services.

Aberdeen to Macclesfield

Anytime Single: £119.00 (2017-01-09)

Aberdeen to Stonehaven

Off-Peak Day Return: £6.50 (2017-05-27)

Alderley Edge to Manchester

Anytime Day Return: £11.10 (2017-01-09)
Off-Peak Day Return: £8.20 (2017-01-09)

Altrincham to Stockport

Anytime Day Single: £4.00 (2017-01-09)

Birmingham to Buxton

Off-Peak Return: £43.60 (2017-04-16)

Birmingham to Macclesfield

Off-Peak Single: £34.90 (2017-10-22)

Bramhall to Macclesfield

Anytime Day Return: £7.80 (2017-01-09)
Off-Peak Day Return: £5.10 (2017-01-09)

Buxton to Macclesfield

Anytime Day Single: £16.60 (2017-04-24)

Buxton to New Mills Newtown

Anytime Day Single: £6.50 (2017-04-26)

Buxton to Stockport

Anytime Day Single: £9.90 (2017-04-29)

Cardiff to Abergavenny

Anytime Day Return: £14.30 (2017-01-09)

Cardiff to Carmarthen

Anytime Day Single: £19.70 (2017-01-09)

Cheadle Hulme to Liverpool

Off-Peak Return: £17.80 (2017-01-09)

Cheadle Hulme to Wilmslow

Anytime Day Single: £3.00 (2017-01-09)
Off-Peak Day Return
: £3.50 (2017-01-09)

Chester to Delamere

Anytime Day Single: £5.50 (2017-10-30)

Chester to Macclesfield

Anytime Day Single: £18.70 (2017-01-09)

Chester to Wrexham

Anytime Day Single: £5.70 (2017-01-09)

Chesterfield to Stockport

Super Off-Peak Day Single: £19.30 (2017-01-09)

Coventry to Holmes Chapel

Off-Peak Return: £39.00 (2017-01-09)

Crewe to Church Stretton

Off-Peak Return: £30.20 (2017-01-09)

Crewe to Fort William

Sleeper Berth First Class Single: £235.00 (2015-12-28)

Crewe to Inverness

Sleeper Berth First Class Single: £225.00 (2016-11-04)

Crewe to Llanfairpwll

Off-Peak Return: £39.50 (2017-01-09)

Crewe to Oxenholme

Off-Peak Return: £49.60 (2017-01-09)

Disley to Macclesfield

Anytime Day Single: £9.80 (2017-01-09)

Dyffryn Ardudwy to Porthmadog

Anytime Day Return: £6.20 (2017-01-09)

Edale to Macclesfield

Anytime Day Single: £17.80 (2017-01-09)

Edinburgh to Manchester Airport

Off-Peak Single (via York): £102.70 (2017-01-09)

Edinburgh to Stirling

Off-Peak Day Return: £9.50 (2017-01-09)

Euston Square to Uxbridge (London Underground)

Single: £5.30 (2012-11-14)

Fort William to Glenfinnan

Off-Peak Day Return: £7.20 (2017-01-09)

Glasgow Subway

All-Day: £4.00

Glasgow to Dunblane

Anytime Day Return: £13.90 (2017-01-09)

Glossop to Macclesfield

Anytime Day Single: £13.20 (2017-01-09)

Glossop to Manchester

Off-Peak Day Return: £5.40 (2017-01-09)

Handforth to Wilmslow

Anytime Day Single: £2.80 (2017-06-29)

Hatfield to Hitchin

Anytime Day Single: £6.90 (2017-01-09)
Off-Peak Day Return: £8.00 (2017-01-09)
Anytime Day Return: £8.70 (2017-01-09)

Haymarket to Lockerbie

Anytime Day Single: £18.10 (2017-01-09)

Heaton Chapel to Cheadle Hulme

Anytime Day Single: £2.90 (2017-01-09)

Heaton Chapel to Manchester

Anytime Day Single: £3.10 (2017-01-09)

Holmes Chapel to Chelford

Anytime Day Single: £3.60 (2017-01-09)

Holmes Chapel to Manchester

Off-Peak Day Return: £11.30 (2017-01-09)

Hope, Derbyshire to Manchester

Anytime Day Single: £11.50 (2017-01-09)
Off-Peak Day Single: £11.30 (2017-01-09)

Hope, Derbyshire to Sheffield

Off-Peak Day Return: £6.40 (2017-01-09)

Inverness to Aberdeen

Anytime Single: £28.70 (2017-01-09)

Inverness to Plockton

Anytime Day Return: £25.40 (2017-01-09)

Kidsgrove to Crewe

Anytime Day Single: £4.90 (2017-01-09)

London King’s Cross to Hatfield

Anytime Day Single: £9.80 (2017-01-09)
Anytime Day Return: £14.60 (2017-01-09)
Off-Peak Day Return: £12.30 (2017-01-09)

Macclesfield to Abergavenny

Off-Peak Return: £63.40 (2017-01-09)

Macclesfield to Alderley Edge

Anytime Day Single: £8.10 (2017-01-09)
Off-Peak Return: £8.90 (2017-01-09)

Macclesfield to Alnmouth

Off-Peak Return: £91.90 (2017-01-09)

Macclesfield to Appleby-in-Westmorland

Anytime Return: £53.60 (2017-01-09)

Macclesfield to Bamford

Off-Peak Day Return: £15.30 (2017-11-05)

Macclesfield to Bath

Off-Peak Return: £76.30 (2017-01-09)

Macclesfield to Berwick-upon-Tweed

Off-Peak Return: £103.60 (2017-01-09)

Macclesfield to Bristol

Off-Peak Return: £74.40 (2017-01-09)

Macclesfield to Buxton

Anytime Day Single: £16.60 (2017-01-09)
Off-Peak Return: £16.80 (2017-01-09)

Macclesfield to Cardiff (Central)

Off-Peak Return: £78.60 (2017-01-09)

Macclesfield to Cambridge

Off-Peak Return: £103.50 (2017-01-09)

Macclesfield to Carlisle

Off-Peak Return: £64.80 (2017-01-09)

Macclesfield to Chester

Off-Peak Return: £18.80 (2017-01-09)

Macclesfield to Church Stretton

Off-Peak Return: £39.60 (2017-01-09)

Macclesfield to Congleton

Anytime Day Single: £4.50 (2017-01-09)

Macclesfield to Crewe

Anytime Day Single via Kidsgrove: £10.70 (2017-01-09)
Anytime Day Single via Stockport: £16.00 (2017-01-09)
Anytime Day Single via Stoke-on-Trent: £16.00 (2017-01-09)
Off-Peak Return via Kidsgrove: £11.60 (2017-01-09)
Off-Peak Return via Stockport: £16.90 (2017-01-09)
Off-Peak Return via Stoke-on-Trent: £16.90 (2017-01-09)
Anytime Return via Kidsgrove: £16.00 (2017-01-09)
Anytime Return via Stockport: £17.30 (2017-01-09)
Anytime Return via Stoke-on-Trent: £17.30 (2017-01-09)

Macclesfield to Darlington

Off-Peak Return: £66.90 (2017-01-09)

Macclesfield to Delamere

Off-Peak Day Return: £16.80 (2017-10-30)

Macclesfield to Disley

Off-Peak Day Return: £10.10 (2017-03-25)

Macclesfield to Dolwyddelan

Off-Peak Return: £47.30 (2017-01-09)

Macclesfield to Durham

Anytime Day Single: £67.50 (2017-01-09)
Off-Peak Return
: £78.20 (2017-01-09)

Macclesfield to Dyffryn Ardudwy

Off-Peak Return: £57.00 (2017-01-09)

Macclesfield to Edinburgh

Off-Peak Return (via Carlisle): £84.00 (2017-01-09)

Macclesfield to Glasgow

Off-Peak Return (via Carlisle): £85.70 (2017-01-09)

Macclesfield to Glossop

Off-Peak Day Return: £13.70 (2017-01-09)

Macclesfield to Gourock

Off-Peak Day Return: £94.50 (2017-01-09)

Macclesfield to Hadfield

Off-Peak Day Return: £13.70 (2017-01-09)

Macclesfield to Hatfield

Off-Peak Day Return: £90.20 (2017-01-09)

Macclesfield to Harrogate

Off-Peak Return: £37.40 (2017-01-09)

Macclesfield to Hathersage

Off-Peak Day Return: £15.30 (2017-11-12)

Macclesfield to Haverfordwest

Off-Peak Return: £94.30 (2017-01-09)

Macclesfield to Heaton Chapel

Off-Peak Day Return: £7.80 (2017-01-09)

Macclesfield to Hebden Bridge

Off-Peak Return: £30.70 (2017-10-27)

Macclesfield to Hitchin

Off-Peak Return: £93.50 (2017-01-09)

Macclesfield to Hope, Derbyshire

Anytime Day Return: £18:00 (2017-01-09)
Off-Peak Day Return: £15.30 (2017-10-30)

Macclesfield to Kidsgrove

Off-Peak Day Single: £6.90 (2017-01-09)
Off-Peak Day Return: £7.00 (2017-01-09)

Macclesfield to Knutsford

Anytime Day Single: £10.50 (2017-01-09)
Off-Peak Day Return: £10.70 (2017-01-09)

Macclesfield to Lancaster

Off-Peak Return: £38.40 (2017-01-09)

Macclesfield to Lincoln Central

Anytime Day Single: £34.80 (2017-01-09)
Off-Peak Day Return: £44.80 (2017-01-09)

Macclesfield to Liverpool

Off-Peak Day Return: £21.50 (2017-01-09)
Off-Peak Return: £22.00 (2017-04-07)

Macclesfield to London

Anytime Return: £331.00 (2017-01-09)
Off-Peak Return: £81.60 (2017-01-09)

Macclesfield to Machynlleth

Off-Peak Return: £47.10 (2017-01-09)

Macclesfield to Manchester

Anytime Day Single (All Operators): £9.30 (2017-03-31)
Anytime Day Return (All Operators): £14.60 (2017-05-16)
Off-Peak Day Return (All Operators): £9.40 (2017-01-09)

Macclesfield to Manchester Airport

Anytime Return: £23.10 (2017-01-09)

Macclesfield to Oban

Off-Peak Return: £121.40 (2017-01-09)

Macclesfield to Penrith

Off-Peak Return: £55.30 (2017-01-09)

Macclesfield to Pitlochry

Off-Peak Return: £121.70 (2017-01-09)

Macclesfield to Prestbury

Anytime Day Single: £2.50 (2017-01-09)

Macclesfield to Sheffield

Off-Peak Return: £23.50 (2017-01-09)

Macclesfield to Skipton

Off-Peak Return: £43.90 (2017-01-09)

Macclesfield to Shrewsbury

Off-Peak Return: £25.90 (2017-01-09)

Macclesfield to Stirling

Off-Peak Return: £103.30 (2017-01-09)

Macclesfield to Stockport

Anytime Single: £6.20 (2017-01-09)
Off-Peak Return
: £6.90 (2017-01-09)

Macclesfield to Swansea

Off-Peak Return: £90.10 (2017-01-09)

Macclesfield to Warwick

Off-Peak Return: £40.00 (2017-01-09)

Macclesfield to Windermere

Off-Peak Return: £45.50 (2017-01-09)

Macclesfield to Wrexham

Anytime Single: £24.80 (2017-01-09)
Off-Peak Return: £24.90 (2017-01-09)

Macclesfield to York

Anytime Day Single: £38.70 (2017-01-09)
Off-Peak Return: £42.20 (2017-01-09)

Manchester to Bamford

Off-Peak Day Return: £11.40 (2017-01-09)

Manchester to Heald Green

Anytime Day Return: £6.40 (2017-01-09)
Off-Peak Day Return: £4.80 (2017-01-09)

Manchester to Lancaster

Off-Peak Return: £17.80 (2017-01-09)

Manchester to Newcastle

Off-Peak Return: £74.90 (2017-01-09)

Manchester to Sheffield

Off-Peak Day Return: £19.40 (2017-12-03)

Manchester to Stockport

Off-Peak Return: £4.50 (2017-01-09)

Manchester Airport to Doncaster

Off-Peak Return: £31.70 (2017-01-09)

Manchester Airport to Holmes Chapel

Anytime Single: £7.80 (2017-09-30)

Manchester Airport to Macclesfield

Anytime Day Single: £15.20 (2017-01-09)

Manchester Airport to Manchester

Anytime Day Single: £7.10 (2017-01-09)
Off-Peak Day Single: £5.00 (2017-01-09)
Anytime Day Return: £7.90 (2017-01-09)
Off-Peak Day Return: £5.40 (2017-01-09)

Mauldeth Road to Wilmslow

Anytime Day Single: £4.70 (2017-06-21)

Newcastle to Berwick-on-Tweed

Off-Peak Return: £28.10 (2017-01-09)

Newcastle to Stirling

Anytime Single: £65.30 (2017-01-09)

Northwich to Knutsford

Anytime Day Return: £6.50 (2017-01-09)

Northwich to Stockport

Anytime Day Single: £9.40 (2017-01-09)

Oban to Taynuilt

Anytime Day Return: £6.10 (2017-01-09)

Prestbury to Stockport

Anytime Single: £5.70 (2017-09-22)
Off-Peak Day Return: £6.20 (2017-01-09)

Preston to Edinburgh

Off-Peak Day Return via Carlisle: £40.20 (2017-01-09)
Off-Peak Return via Carlisle: £70.80 (2017-01-09)

Preston to Macclesfield

Off-Peak Single: £19.20 (2017-01-09)
Off-Peak Return: £19.70 (2017-01-09)

Salford Crescent to Manchester

Off-Peak Day Return: £2.30 (2017-07-12)

Salford Crescent to Wigan

Off-Peak Return: £5.40 (2017-01-09)

Sheffield to Macclesfield

Off-Peak Single: £23.00 (2017-01-09)

Shrewsbury to Abergavenny

Off-Peak Return: £33.20 (2017-01-09)

Shrewsbury to Wolverhampton

Off-Peak Day Single: £9.80 (2017-01-09)

Stockport to Abergavenny

Off-Peak Return: £63.70 (2017-01-09)

Stockport to Birmingham

Off-Peak Return: £37.10 (2017-01-09)

Stockport to Chester

Off-Peak Day Return (via Altrincham): £14.10 (2017-01-09)

Stockport to Disley

Off-Peak Day Return: £4.40 (2017-01-09)

Stockport to Manchester

Off-Peak Day Return: £4.50 (2017-01-09)

Stockport to Macclesfield

Anytime Day Single (all operators): £6.20 (2017-01-09)
Anytime Day Single (Virgin Trains only): £5.60 (2017-01-09)
Off-Peak Day Return (Virgin Trains only): £6.20 (2017-01-09)

Stockport to Sheffield

Off-Peak Day Return: £18.00 (2017-01-09)

Stockport to Swansea

Off-Peak Return: £87.60 (2017-01-09)

Stoke-on-Trent to Macclesfield

Anytime Day Single (all operators): £8.90 (2017-10-14)
Anytime Day Single (Virgin Trains only)
: £7.40 (2017-01-09)

Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester

Off-Peak Return: £16.60 (2017-01-09)
Off-Peak Day Return: £16.20 (2017-01-09)

Stratford-upon-Avon to Bath

Off-Peak Return: £60.70 (2017-01-09)

Stratford-upon-Avon to Henley-in-Arden

Off-Peak Return: £4.00 (2017-01-09)

Swansea to Ludlow

Off-Peak Return: £44.00 (2017-01-09)

Uttoxeter to Stoke-on-Trent

Off-Peak Day Single: £7.40 (2017-10-14)

Warwick to Stratford-upon-Avon

Off-Peak Day Single: £5.70 (2017-01-09)

Welshpool to Shrewsbury

Anytime Day Single: £6.20 (2017-01-09)

Whaley Bridge to Macclesfield

Off-Peak Return: £16.80 (2017-01-09)

Wilmslow to Abergavenny

Off-Peak Return: £63.70 (2017-01-09)

Wilmslow to Church Stretton

Off-Peak Return: £34.40 (2017-01-09)

Wilmslow to Crewe

Off-Peak Day Return: £9.00 (2017-01-09)

Wilmslow to Durham

Anytime Day Single: £65.10 (2017-01-09)

Wilmslow to London

Anytime Return: £321.00 (2017-01-09)
Off-Peak Return: £81.60 (2017-01-09)

Wilmslow to Macclesfield

Anytime Day Single: £8.10 (2017-01-09)
Off-Peak Day Return: £8.90 (2017-01-09)

Wilmslow to Manchester

Anytime Day Single (all operators): £5.80 (2017-01-09)
Anytime Day Return (all operators): £8.10 (2017-03-31)

Wilmslow to Manchester Airport

Off-Peak Day Single: £2.90 (2017-05-26)

Wilmslow to Shrewsbury

Off-Peak Return (not via Wolverhampton): £22.50 (2017-01-09)

Wilmslow to Stockport

Anytime Day Single: £4.00 (2017-01-09)

Wilmslow to York

Anytime Day Single: £38.20 (2017-01-09)