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Train and tram return combined peak ticket (adult)

You can buy tickets that combine Metrolink tram trips with Greater Manchester train journeys, instead of getting two separate tickets.


Do you qualify?

Your return journey must start from, or go to, a rail station in Greater Manchester.

See map of Greater Manchester rail area

Anyone can buy this ticket. But if you're under 16, a student (16-19 in school or college), over 60 or disabled with a National Concessionary Travel Pass, find out more about tickets and passes.


The costs and the benefits

If you want to travel between a Greater Manchester train station, and a Metrolink tram stop outside Zone 1, you can buy a combined ticket.

You can also travel between a Greater Manchester train station and to any Metrolink tram stops within Zone 1 if you have the following tickets:

  1. A train ticket from anywhere in Greater Manchester into Manchester city centre. This can also be used on trams in Metrolink Zone 1 for no extra cost. See tram map.

  2. A train ticket from anywhere in Greater Manchester to another Greater Manchester rail station, and you have to change between city-centre stations in Metrolink Zone 1 See tram map, you can use the tram between those stations for no extra cost.

The cost depends on how far you're travelling, but it's cheaper than buying two separate tickets.


Buy your combined ticket

If you're starting your peak return journey from a Greater Manchester train station to a tram stop outside Zone 1, buy your combined ticket to include Metrolink zones at the station ticket office, or on the train if the ticket office is closed.

If you're starting from a tram stop outside Zone 1 to a Greater Manchester train station, buy your ticket from the ticket machine at the tram stop before you travel:

  • press the ‘Combined Travel – Tram Bus Train and Railzone’ button
  • choose ‘Railzone’
  • press the button for the rail zone that covers the station you're going to. If you don't know which zone, press the information button next to each Railzone, or check the ticket information poster at the tram stop.