Passengers can pay a fare to the driver for each journey. However, students will need to show an IGO pass to travel at the concessionary (reduced) fare. If students do not have an IGO pass, they will have to pay a higher fare.
All students between the ages of 11 and 16 need an IGO pass if they wish to travel at the concessionary fare on buses. It must be carried on all journeys and shown to the driver before paying the fare.
The IGO pass costs £10 and can only be bought by students who live in or go to school in Greater Manchester.
More information on IGO and an application form to get an IGO pass is on the Transport for Greater Manchester website at http://igo.tfgm.com
Students who are entitled to a free Scholars Travel Pass and students aged between 16 and 19 who have a Scholars Concessionary Pass, do not need an IGO Pass for these journeys.
Unless marked within the timetables then the following fares are applicable on school bus services:
IGO Single Ticket - £1.40
IGO Return Ticket - £2.40
Scholar Pass Single Ticket - £1.40 - no return available
Single Ticket (without IGO) - £1.80 - no return available
Transport for Greater Manchester School Weekly - £7.60
Carnet Ticket (10 Single Trips) - £10
The above tickets are only valid for use on the school bus service to/from school. It is not valid on any other services, therefore if you miss the bus you will need to buy another ticket to travel.
Free School Travel
You may be entitled to free travel to and from school if you:
- are under 8 years old and live more than 2 miles from your nearest qualifying school;
- are aged 8-16 years old and live more than 3 miles from nearest qualifying school.
Your child may qualify for free travel if they are eligible for free school meals or if the parents receives their maximum level of Working Tax Credit. In this instance the following applies:
- are under 11 years old and live more than two miles from your nearest qualifying school;
- are aged 11-16 years old and live between two and six miles from attended school, if there are not three or more nearer qualifying schools.
- are aged 11-16 years old and live between two and 15 miles from your nearest school preferred on the grounds of religion or belief.
Further information on eligibility for free school travel may be found at:
Effective 1 September 2020
The following bus services run close by - more details can be found at www.tfgm.com:
Stagecoach service 15 – Flixton, Davyhulme, Urmston, Stretford, Firswood, Manchester
Go-Ahead service 18 – Langley, Middleton, Alkrington, Blackley, Harpurhey, Collyhurst, Manchester
Go-Ahead service 41 – Sale, Sale Moor, Northern Moor, Northenden, West Didsbury, Fallowfield, Manchester
Stagecoach service 42 – Stockport, Heaton Mersey, East Didsbury, Didsbury, Withington, Fallowfield, Manchester
Stagecoach service 42A – Reddish, Heaton Chapel, Heaton Mersey, East Didsbury, Didsbury, Withington, Fallowfield, Manchester
Stagecoach service 42B – Woodford, Bramhall, Cheadle, East Didsbury, Didsbury, Withington, Fallowfield, Manchester
Stagecoach service 43 – Wythenshawe, Benchill, Sharston Northenden, West Didsbury, Fallowfield, Manchester
Go-Ahead service 53 – Cheetham Hill, Blackley, Harpurhey, Collyhurst, Beswick, Gorton, Longsight, Hulme, Pendleton
Stagecoach service 111 – Southern Cemetery, West Didsbury, Withington, Fallowfield, Manchester
Stagecoach service 142 – East Didsbury, Didsbury, Withington, Fallowfield, Manchester
Stagecoach service 143 – West Didsbury, Fallowfield, Manchester
Stagecoach service 147 - Manchester
First service V1 – Leigh, Tyldesley, Mosley Common, Ellenbrook, Worsley, Swinton, Pendleton, Salford, Manchester
First service V2 – Atherton, Tyldesley, Mosley Common, Ellenbrook, Worsley, Swinton, Pendleton, Salford, Manchester