Using your pass to access free travel and exclusives
Got your pass? As soon as your pass is live (for new members, that’s 1 September), you can use it to claim Our Pass exclusives and, of course, to get free bus travel. To use your card to access our exclusives, discounts and offers, you first need to create a new website account. This is not the same as the account you set up when you applied for your travel card/pass. Have your card number handy (you’ll need the number on the back), and register for a website account here. Once registered, you’ll be able to log in to the website any time to apply for or take advantage of our member-only exclusives, offers, discounts, free tickets and special events.
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. 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 this map; 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.
Use Our Pass to get to events
Our Pass gives you more than free bus travel. You'll get access to all sorts of exclusive events and offers, too, once you've registered for a website account. Find out what's on now!