Handforth is very well served by all the transport services.

It is less than 3 miles (7 minutes by taxi) from Manchester International Airport , has trains every half-hour on the line between Manchester, Stockport, Wilmslow and Crewe. .

It is situated on the A555 (east-west link between Manchester Airport and Hazel Grove / A6) and the A34 (Manchester to Winchester (Hampshire) via Wilmslow, Birmingham and Oxford). There is a short distance to the M60 (Manchester Outer Ring Road), to the M6 motorway heading south to London or north to Carlisle, and to the M56 (for Chester and North Wales), and the M62 (Liverpool).


Best Western ‘Plus’ Pinewood on Wilmslow

180 Wilmslow Rd, Handforth, Cheshire


01625 529211

Website: Best Western Pinewood

Bulls Head and Lodge

30 Wilmslow Road, Handforth, SK9 3EW

0333 321 1303

Website: Bulls Head

Hallmark Hotel

Stanley Road, Handforth, SK9 3LD

Website: Hallmak Hotel


A Wilmslow Taxi Service

3 Tarvin Way, Handforth · 01625 530161

B Wilmslow Taxis

46 Alveston Drive, Wilmslow · 01625 527963

A Carr Taxi’s

2 Heatherfield Court, Wilmslow · 01625 461013

Mayo Cab

3 Clough Avenue, Wilmslow · 07951 865108

Wilmslow Taxi

01625 527963

Minibus Taxis

Wilmslow Taxis

01625 290009

Assisted Transport

MAG BUS (Mobility Access Group) is a free minibus service for disabled and elderly people, for shopping, and trips to visit relatives and for hospital visits.

01625 525567 / 07899 663436

Wheelchair Access Taxi

A + A Taxis of Wilmslow can provide wheelchair access cabs from Wilmslow and Cheshire for all occasions

01625 252737


Handforth is well served by trains. There is easy and frequent (two per hour) access to Manchester and Stockport in the north, and Wilmslow to the south with express connections to London. Half of the trains going south are bound for Crewe, which connects to all major destinations in the midlands and south – Birmingham, Oxford, Southampton, Bristol, Cardiff, Swansea and many others

Northbound, beyond Manchester, there are connections to all the North West and to Scotland. With one stop to Wilmslow, there is a frequent connection to Manchester Airport.

The Manchester Metro tram system gives smooth easy access to many parts of Greater Manchester an the city centre.

Handforth rail station is planned to have an “Access for All” customer lift facility in the not-too-distant future, which will give easy access for wheelchairs, prams, bicycles, and heavy wheeled luggage.


Trains going north to Manchester via Stockport, and south to Wilmslow, Alderley Edge and Crewe, are operated by Northern Rail

Website: Northern Rail

Onward services from Wilmslow/Crewe towards London are operated by Avanti West Coast. Journey time for most trains from Wilmslow is about 2 hours.

Website: Avanti West Coast

There are numerous vendors of tickets as well as the above train operating companies. Here are the two most well-known:

Website: National Rail

Website: The Trainline



Please note that during the Corona (COVID-19) Virus Crisis, timetables of ALL transport services may be disrupted. You should check with the operator before travelling.

130 Bus Handforth – Wilmslow – Alderley Edge – Macclesfield

Operator: D&G D&G Buses 01270 252970

Website: D & G Buses

312 Handforth Dean Retail Park to Cheadle and Stockport

Operator: Stagecoach

Website: Stagecoach

Also see:

Website: Stagecoach Timetables

T2 Free “Shopping Bus” Wilmslow – Styal – Handforth – Handforth Dean Retail Park

Operator: D&G D&G Buses 01270 252970

Website: D & G Bus