Park and Ride

There are great opportunities all round Greater Manchester to park the car and make a quick, easy journey to your local town centre.

Parking is FREE at local rail stations and Metrolink tram stops in Greater Manchester so the only cost is the fare. In many instances the cost of your ticket will be less than your normal parking charges too!

Metrolink Park and Ride facilities are only available to Metrolink customers during the hours of service. For more information on tram times, please click here



How do I plan my trip

First check if there is convenient station or stop near you using the map above. If you need more information about times and tickets call Traveline 0871 200 22 33 (Calls cost 12p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge) or use our journey planner.

Which ticket shall I buy?

If you park and ride from a Greater Manchester rail station the most economical ticket is a day return. Rail tickets are cheaper after 9.30am on weekdays and all day on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. Tickets are available from staffed stations or ticket machines, otherwise pay on the train. If you are going to Manchester then your rail ticket allows you to use Metrolink trams free in the city centre.

To find out about other rail tickets, including Rail Ranger and Evening Ranger tickets click here.

If you park and ride from a Metrolink tram stop the most economical ticket will be a return. Metrolink tickets are cheaper after 9.30am on weekdays and all day on day Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays.

To find out about other Metrolink tickets, including MetroMax day and family tickets click here.