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Where to buy bus tickets

On board

  • Pay the bus driver for single, return and some saver tickets and 'smart' travelcards, including System One tickets to use on a combination of buses, trams and trains.
  • If paying with cash, try and have the right amount, although the driver will usually be able to give you change. You can now pay with contactless cards and devices on many buses, but you should check bus company websites before travelling, like Arriva, Diamond, First Bus, Go North West and Stagecoach.

Online

Smartphone and mobile device apps

TfGM Travelshops

  • Buy from a wide range of tickets for buses, trains and trams, including tickets for students and young people. You’ll find System One travelcards for all-day, weekend, 7-day, 28-day, or annual travel, Metrolink tram season tickets, Wayfarer tickets, and National Express coach tickets.

  • Find a Travelshop.

PayPoint

  • Hundreds of local shops, convenience stores, newsagents and petrol stations in Greater Manchester are PayPoint outlets, displaying the PayPoint sign. You can pay for lots of things here, including travel tickets.
  • Buy from a wide range of tickets for buses, trains and trams, including System One travelcards for all-day, weekend, 7-day or 28-day travel, Metrolink tram season tickets, and Wayfarer tickets.
  • Find a PayPoint location.