Bus companies offer their own wide range of tickets. However, both a daily and weekly cap apply when travelling within Greater Manchester.


Cost no more than £1 for children and £2 for adults.

Customers can pay for their journey using cash or card by asking the driver for a single ticket to their destination.

1 day AnyBus travelcard

A 1 day AnyBus travelcard costs £2.50 for children and £5 for adults.

Customers can pay for their journey using cash or card by asking the driver for 1 day AnyBus travelcard (junior or adult), which is valid until 3.59am the following day.

Please note: under 16s will require an igo card to buy child/junior tickets. Under 5s travel free.

7 day AnyBus travelcard

A 7 day AnyBus travelcard costs no more than £10.50 for children and £21 for adults.

A get me there smart card or, igo smart card if you are under 16, is required for purchase. Other compatible smart cards, including StagecoachSmart will also work, look for the ITSO logo.

You can purchase a 7 day AnyBus travelcard, by using your smart card:
• On the bus (cash only)
• At a TfGM travel shop
• At a PayPoint store

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

Check if you qualify

Anyone can buy this ticket. But, if you are aged 5 to 16, you can buy child tickets for travel on buses. 

If you are aged 11 to 16, you will need an igo card as proof of age to buy child tickets. An igo card is a convenient way to have proof of age and it allows you to buy child tickets for longer, up to 31 August after your 16th birthday. 

Find out how to apply for an igo card 

When you are no longer eligible for igo, you can apply for Our Pass, a scheme for young people aged 16-18, which entitles holders to free travel on local bus services across Greater Manchester. If you live in Greater Manchester, you can find out if you're eligible and apply for Our Pass at the ourpass.co.uk website. 

Under-fives travel free, so don't need a travelcard or pass.

National capped scheme

From 1 January to 31 October 2023, a national £2 single fares cap was introduced, this is for 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.

You can find lots of additional information online, including:

If you still can't find what you want, please contact the bus company directly.