​Enjoy free travel in Manchester city centre

Manchester city centre is buzzing with things to do and see. The perfect place for great shopping, excellent restaurants, fantastic nightlife and musical, cultural and sporting events. Whether it's for work or leisure, free travel on Metrolink trams and Metroshuttle buses makes it easier and lighter on your pocket to enjoy the freedom of this great city.

Metroshuttles are free buses linking the main rail stations, shopping areas and businesses in Manchester city centre. Metroshuttle buses run from Piccadilly, Salford Central, Victoria, Oxford Road and Deansgate rail stations. for more information visit the Metroshuttle page or see the leaflet below.

You can travel free on Metrolink trams in the city zone if you have bought a rail ticket for travel from any Greater Manchester station to Piccadilly, Victoria, Deansgate or Oxford Road.

Your rail tickets should show Manchester CTLZ as its destination and applies to:

  • Single and return tickets;
  • Season tickets;
  • Traincard;
  • Rail Ranger;
  • Evening Ranger; and
  • Bus and Train DaySaver.

The city zone includes the following Metrolink stops:

  • Piccadilly
  • Piccadilly Gardens
  • Market Street
  • Shudehill
  • Victoria
  • St Peter's Square
  • Deansgate-Castlefield

 

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Enjoy free travel in Manchester city centre