Manchester City Council

Roads, parking & transport Travel by Bus and Coach

Information on Bus and Coach Travel


Greater Manchester has an extensive bus network operated by various commercial operators.

Information on bus services in Greater Manchester can be found on the North West Journey Planner or by telephoning 0871 200 22 33.

Timetables are available for all bus services running in Greater Manchester and can be obtained from local Travelshops, downloaded from the Transport for Greater Manchester website or by telephoning 0871 200 22 33.

Information on concessionary tickets is available from Travel Concessions, Customer Services at TfGM on 0161 244 1050.

Damage to bus shelters can be reported to TfGM at

If you are travelling with different operators it may be better value for you to use a System One Travelcard.  System One offers daily, weekly, monthly or annual travelcards which can be used across Greater Manchester and are valid with almost every operator.  For further information and details of tickets and prices please visit the System One Travelcards website.


Coaches operate from Manchester Central Coach Station and Shudehill Interchange:

Manchester Central Coach Station                                             Shudehill Interchange
Chorlton Street                                                                           City Centre
Off Portland Street                                                                      Manchester
Manchester                                                                                M4 2AF
M1 3JF

One of the major operators, National Express serves over 1,200 destinations across the UK - for more information on National Express services telephone 08717 818178 or visit the National Express website.

Manchester provides on-street short stay coach bays for unloading/loading and medium stay bays for parking up to 4 hours.  Longer-term/overnight parking facilities are available at locations in the city centre and sporting/ tourist venues around the city, please see our parking for coaches page for information on availability.


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