Travel to / from school
Our School Bus Service is operated though Transport for Greater Manchester (TGFM).
It’s important that families plan ahead for how children will get to and from school and check the latest travel advice. You should also apply now for any tickets or passes you may need.
Please consider whether your child can walk or cycle to school – it can be a safe and healthy way for students to make shorter trips. New cycling and walking routes have been put in place across the region as part of the #SafeStreetsSaveLives project to make it safer and easier than ever to get about on foot or by bike. To get help and advice on cycling and walking, including tips on journey planning visit tfgm.com.
If your child needs to use public transport to travel to school, space may be limited on many services and timetables may have changed. Transport for Greater Manchester’s (TfGM’s) Yellow School Bus services will also be running without the usual pass system in place, meaning they will operate as regular school buses so any school child can use them.
Children aged 11 to 16 must have an igo card to travel using a child ticket on buses in Greater Manchester. It can also be used as proof of age for travelling by tram, and child Metrolink tickets are available for igo online at getmethere.com.
If you have to drive your child to school and/or pick them up, please switch off your engine when waiting outside to reduce air pollution and consider parking further away and walking the last part of your journey.
For the latest information on timetables, tickets, changes to Yellow School Bus services and further advice on cycling and walking, visit TfGM’s Back to School hub at tfgm.com/schools.
If children need to use both Stagecoach and Bullock’s school services, they need to buy TfGM’s weekly school ticket costing £7.60 or a TfGM school return ticket costing £2. Both tickets are available from the driver. Operator-own tickets are ONLY valid on that operator’s services. Alternatively, if children also use buses outside of school times, they may want to buy a System One ticket which are valid on all operators’ services. The weekly ticket costs £10.50 and the day ticket cost £2.50. You can find full details here systemonetravel.co.uk.
Bus Timetable 2022-23
Please click here for the 2023-24 bus timetable.
Please see the timetables for bus numbers and times. If you have any questions regarding the buses please do not hesitate to contact us.
Transport for Greater Manchester’s (TfGM) Route Explorer; which is now live asks people where they want to go and then shows them all the direct bus services that they can catch, when they leave, where the nearest bus stops are and how they can link up with trams and trains.