Free bus travel and discounts on Metrolink? Step this way
One of the best things about Our Pass is that it gives you free bus travel, right across Greater Manchester. Once you’ve paid the one-off £10 administration fee (which pays for the cost of making the card), you can use your pass on most local bus services in Greater Manchester. You can also get half-price off-peak 1 day and weekend travelcards on Metrolink. Not got a card yet? Get Our Pass. Before you travel, check the latest travel advice from Transport for Greater Manchester.
Using your pass to access free travel
Got your pass? As soon as your pass is live (for new members, that’s 1 September 2020; your card will arrive in late August), you can use it to claim Our Pass exclusives and, of course, to get free bus travel. To use your card on a bus, all you need to do is touch-in on the smart reader as you get on the bus. You don’t need to touch-out at the end of your journey, and you can use your pass on most local bus services in Greater Manchester.
Which bus and where
Your bus pass works on buses across Greater Manchester, and you can double check which ones accept the card, using this list. Remember: travel advice is changing a lot at the moment, so check the latest travel advice before you set out. You’ll also need to wear face covering on all public transport, so make sure you have yours ready before you set out. If you travel outside Greater Manchester, then you’ll need to pay for that part of your journey. Not sure what’s in and what’s out? Check the map here; the red line shows the boundary of Greater Manchester.
With Our Pass you can also buy half-price off-peak 1-day and weekend Metrolink travelcards. Off-peak travel begins at 9.30am on weekdays, or runs all day at weekends and on bank holidays. Touch-in and touch-out at the start and end of your journey (using the yellow smart readers at tram stops). Find out how to buy tickets using Our Pass, and remember to check the latest travel advice before you set out (and wear a face covering whenever you travel).
Having trouble applying?
Applying for Our Pass is a simple process, when you know how. Read our guide to the application process, from finding out who is eligible, to what documents you need to hand when you apply.