School Bus Information
School Bus Services and Travel Advice: Manchester Schools 2023/24
Tickets and Passes
Information about purchasing bus tickets can be found on the TFGM website page https://tfgm.com/tickets-and-passes/bus-school-bus-services
Some important things to note:
- Pupils must have a valid igo pass to travel at concessionary rates
- Some operators are only accepting correct fares in cash and are unable to provide change – so please make sure if your child is paying cash then they have the exact fare. School are also not able to provide change for school buses. We would encourage all pupils to buy prepaid tickets or use contactless payments.
- A weekly school ticket is £7.60 and can be loaded onto a child’s igo card. This only allows travel on the dedicated school bus. A Carnet ticket can be purchased for £10 (only valid on school buses) If you want a weekly ticket that you can use on multiple bus operators and public bus services you need to purchase a System One Travel Card. https://www.systemonetravel.co.uk/travelcard-finder
- Make sure you have a face mask to travel on public bus services as these are mandatory for anyone over the age of 11. Further information about keeping safe on public transport is available at: https://tfgm.com/public-transport/schools
In line with government advice, we are encouraging students to walk or cycle to school where possible. If you are eligible for free bus travel, you can apply for a voucher towards buying a bicycle instead of the free bus pass. You can check if you are eligible to apply and find out more information at the link below.
All pupils MUST have an igo pass to allow them to travel at a child rate on any of the bus services.
TfGM Special School Services
There are two special school buses that run to and from the school. These are:
GNW service 717 – Strangeways, Hightown, Cheetham Hill
RDT service 718 – Moston Vale, Moston, White Moss
RDT/GNW service 711 - Monsall, Miles Platting, Newton Heath, New Moston
A full schedule of the stops and times of these buses is below.
You do not need to reserve a seat for your child on these services. Please see the section above about purchasing tickets.
TfGM Public Bus Services
There are also public bus services which run close by but not directly to the school which may be more appropriate for your child dependant on where you are travelling to. This includes:
Go-North West service 41 – Manchester, Cheetham Hill, Crumpsall, Alkrington, Middleton
Stagecoach service 56 – Manchester, Collyhurst, Lower Crumpsall
Stagecoach service 156 – Manchester, Collyhurst, Lower Crumpsall, Heaton Park, Rhodes, Middleton
Please note, these are public bus services and do not come to the school, your child will have to make their own way to and from the public bus stop.