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Simple and clear low bus fares are now available in Greater Manchester, making it easier for people to get around the city-region.

The new fares were introduced 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.

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

Alongside new low bus fares, the Get On Board campaign will help people to find about their best value options for travel using public transport or walking, cycling or wheeling, if you use a wheelchair, mobility aid or scooter.

Bus ticket prices

What services can I use?

  • The £2/£1 single fare covers a single journey that starts and ends within Greater Manchester.This means any single journey within the 10 boroughs in Greater Manchester - Bolton, Bury, Manchester Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan. The ticket is only valid for a single bus journey and not valid for transfer between two buses.

  • The 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.

  • The 1 day AnyBus travelcard can be used on any bus services within the System One boundary, which extends outside of Greater Manchester in some locations. See map for details.

Paying for your ticket

  • Customers can pay for their journey in the usual way using cash or contactless (if available) by asking the driver for a single ticket to their destination, or a 1 day AnyBus travelcard.

  • If you are aged between 11 and 16, you will need proof of your age when travelling. An igo card should be used as proof of your age and will let you pay child and junior fares in Greater Manchester until 31 August after your 16th birthday.