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A week of unlimited bus travel in Greater Manchester now costs £21 for adults and £10.50 for children. 

Individual bus operators may provide their own weekly bus ticket but only the 7 Day AnyBus Adult or Junior travelcard will allow you to travel all week with any operator within Greater Manchester. 

You must have an ITSO smart card to load the travelcard on to – adults will need a get me there card or equivalent (Stagecoach Smart card for instance), while young people will require an igo card to benefit from the child fare. 

The introduction of weekly capping is a further step towards a simpler fares structure for Greater Manchester that will integrate bus and tram travel by 2025, with rail services included by 2030.

Lower bus fares were introduced in Greater Manchester in September 2022, with single journeys capped at £2 for adults and £1 for children. A day of unlimited travel using any bus is capped at £5 for adults and £2.50 for children.


How to buy the 7 Day AnyBus Adult travelcard

To purchase the 7 Day AnyBus Adult travelcard, you must have a get me there smart card or equivalent (StagecoachS smart card for instance). 

get me there cards are free and can be collected at any TfGM travelshop. You can have one posted to you by registering on getmethere.com.  Cards are reusable, please keep hold of your card to use each week.

You can purchase a 7 day AnyBus Adult travelcard, by using your get me there (or equivalent) card: 

  • On the bus (cash only)
  • At a TfGM travel shop 
  • At a PayPoint store 

Your 7 day AnyBus Adult travelcard will be loaded to your smart card upon purchase. Please keep a paper copy of your receipt.


How to buy the 7 day AnyBus Junior travelcard

The 7 Day AnyBus Junior travelcard is available for young people aged between 5 and 16 and can be uploaded to an igo* smart card. 

You can purchase a 7 day AnyBus Junior travelcard by using your igo card: 

  • On the bus
  • At a TfGM travelshop 
  • At a PayPoint store 

Your 7 day AnyBus Adult travelcard will be loaded to your igo card upon purchase. Please keep a paper copy of your receipt.

*You can apply for an igo card by downloading an application form or going into a TfGM travelshop. igo cards are £10 and last until 31 August after your 16th birthday (at which point you can apply for an Our Pass).

Find out more: https://tfgm.com/tickets-and-passes/igo-pass.


Single journey and unlimited day tickets

The introduction of simple and clear low bus fares is intended to support people in Greater Manchester with the increased cost of living.

In addition to weekly capped travelcards, you can travel by bus using the following tickets:

The new fares were introduced in September, 12 months ahead of the launch of the first franchised bus services in Greater Manchester in September 2023, marking an important milestone in the delivery of the Bee Network, our vision for a London-style, fully-integrated transport system.


What services can I use?

  • The £2/£1 single fare covers a single journey that starts and ends within Greater Manchester.
  • The 1 day Anybus travelcard and the AnyBus weekly travelcard can be used on any bus services within the System One boundary, which extends just outside of Greater Manchester in some locations. See map for details.
  • The 1 day Anybus travelcard covers unlimited bus travel within the 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester until 03.59am the following day.
  • Capped fares also apply to Local Link and TfGM school/college services, it is not available on Ring and Ride services. For more information on travelling to school, visit our dedicated school bus webpage.

National capped scheme

  • From 1 January to 31 March 2023, a national £2 single fares cap is being introduced for both Adult and Child fares.
  • This has no impact on the single fares cap that was introduced for Greater Manchester in September, but will mean that fares for cross boundary journeys will be no more than £2 (on participating operator services) – see £2 bus fare cap - or contact your operator for more information.