​Buses

Route Explorer - Discover where buses can take you 

Ready to plan your journey? Check our new-look Journey Planner for Greater Manchester (opens in a new browser window).

Route Explorer

Route Explorer is TfGM's latest digital product designed to make life easier for anyone who wants to make a bus journey in Greater Manchester.

Route Explorer asks you where you want to go and then shows all the direct bus services you can catch. It also shows you when the buses leave, where the nearest stops are and how you can link up with trams and trains.

Go on – give it a go to see how it can help you make the right choice when catching a bus.

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

All Transport for Greater Manchester information is comprehensive and impartial; provided independently to any of these companies. A list of these commercial operators can be found via the links on the left of this page, should you wish to contact them direct.

Many buses start their journey or pass through a Transport for Greater Manchester operated bus station. If you are using one of our bus stations, look at the 'Bus Station Departures' link where you will find a list of the services using the bus station, together with a bus station plan showing the stands used by these buses.

Timetables are available for all bus services running in Greater Manchester and can be obtained from local Travelshops, by post from Transport for Greater Manchester, by ringing 0161 244 1000 or through our new-look Journey Planner for Greater Manchester (opens in a new browser window).​ If you already have a copy of one of our timetables you can check if it is the latest edition in our 'Bus Times Leaflet List'.