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Travelling to school

Updated: 10am Tuesday 5 January 2021

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Colleges, primary (reception onwards) and secondary schools will remain open for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers. All other children will learn remotely until February half term.

As a result, duplicate bus services which ran from September are now paused.

A reduced network for TfGM school services will be in place from Monday 11 January. For information on these please contact the school directly.

Please remember, if you're making a journey on public transport follow the latest travel guidance to help keep everyone safe.


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School travel advice

Read our handy tips and travel advice to help children and students get to and from school on time (and make sure they don’t get a detention for being late!)


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Duplicate bus journeys

Due to the government's decision to delay the reopening of schools, duplicate school bus services have been suspended until further notice.


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Cycling and walking tips for parents and teachers

Travelling on foot, by bike or by scooter can be a safe and healthy way to make shorter trips to school.


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School bus services and timetables

We subsidise more than 300 dedicated school services and run a fleet of hybrid-electric Yellow School Buses.


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igo card

From the age of 11 until 31 August after your 16th birthday, you can pay child fares on buses in Greater Manchester if you have an iGo card.


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Our Pass

A pass that gives 16-18 year-olds across Greater Manchester the freedom to travel, work and learn.


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Free School pass

If you're under 16 and it's a long way to school, a Free School Pass lets you travel there and back for nothing. You must apply for a pass from your local council not from TfGM.


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Scholar's permit

If you're aged between 16 to 19, you can pay for child fares on buses, trams and trains in Greater Manchester for your travel to school or college.