Get your single journey ticket from the driver by paying in cash. You can sometimes get a return or day ticket for that company if the same bus company runs the journey there and back, but this isn't always the case so single fares are sometimes best.
There are other tickets that are valid for a longer period of time or allow you to combine bus, train and tram journeys. You cannot buy these from the driver.
If you're aged 11 to 16 you'll need an igo pass to pay the concessionary fare on buses in Greater Manchester from 16 May 2011. Your igo pass proves that you are aged 16 or under and will be valid until 31 August after your 16th birthday. If you don’t have an igo pass you will have to pay higher fares. You can find out more details and download an application form from www.tfgm.com/igo
Important changes to concessionary travel in Greater Manchester.
From Sunday 3 April 2011 there will be changes to concessionary travel on buses, trains and Metrolink trams. Click here for more information.
Junior Bus Saver
Anyone aged between 5 and 15 can obtain a Junior Bus Saver that lets you travel for 7 days and saves you money. Visit the SystemOne Travel website for more details.
Young Persons Bus Savers
Designed for anyone aged 16 to 21, use it to travel by bus around Greater Manchester. Tickets can be bought for 7 days, 28 days, or annual basis with production of a valid Young Persons' Travel Club membership card. Visit the SystemOne Travelcards website for more details.
Wayfarer is your complete day-travel ticket. Simply scratch off the date that you travel and you’re ready to go.
You can travel throughout Greater Manchester, parts of Cheshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire, Staffordshire, West Yorkshire and the Peak District. View Wayfarer page on main Transport for Greater Manchester site for more details.
Child Wayfarer tickets can be used by anyone under 16 years and can be used on buses at any time and trains and Metrolink trams from 9.30am Mon-Fri and all day at weekends and bank holidays.
Interested? Get yours from Travelshops, staffed train stations, tourist information centres in the Peak District and by post from Wayfarer ticket sales, Transport for Greater Manchester, Wythenshawe Bus Station, Rowlands Way, Wythenshawe, M22 5RG.
You can't buy Wayfarer tickets on board the bus, train or at Metrolink stops.
Local and national information for public transport
Please call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33. Lines are open from 7am-8pm, Mon-Fri and 8am-8pm weekends and bank holidays.