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You can buy tickets that combine Metrolink tram and train journeys, instead of getting two separate tickets.

Do you qualify?

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 train station and a Metrolink tram stop you can buy a combined ticket.

You can also travel on Metrolink in zone 1 (See tram map) at no extra cost if you have one of the following tickets:

  1. The destination on your train ticket is “Manchester Central Zone” (MANCHESTER CTLZ). This is available for train tickets from anywhere in Greater Manchester into Manchester city centre.

  2. A train ticket from and to any Greater Manchester train station, where you need to change between city centre stations within Metrolink Zone 1 (See tram map). You can use the tram to change between the two city centre train stations for no extra cost.

The cost of the ticket depends on how far you're travelling.

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, at the rail station ticket machine (search for 'Metrolink'), 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.To find out which stations are located within each Railzone, press the information button next to each Railzone on the ticket machine.

Check rail zones and fares