Wayfarer is the day-out ticket that lets you travel wherever you want to places in Greater Manchester and parts of Cheshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire, Staffordshire and the Peak District. It’s perfect for a day out with your family or friends and gives complete freedom to go where you choose using buses, trains and trams.
Wayfarer lets you travel for a whole day by bus at any time and by train and tram after 9.30am weekdays and anytime Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.
So what are you waiting for?
Choose a Wayfarer to suit you
Group £23 - Up to 2 adults and 2 children. Children must be aged under 16. Proof of age may be required.
Concession £6 – For children 5 – 15 years (inclusive) or adults aged 60 and over. No concessionary pass or permit is needed but proof of age may be required.
Buy from these places in the Wayfarer area
Wayfarer tickets can be used on the day of purchase or bought up to three days in advance.
Where can I go with Wayfarer?
The map shows the area covered by and the boundary for bus services that can be used. Main bus routes are shown for your information but Wayfarer can be used on almost all the buses in the blue boundary.
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You can use Wayfarer on services between the train stations and Metrolink tram stops shown on the diagram.
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Which companies take Wayfarer tickets?
The following bus train and tram companies take Wayfarer tickets.
You can travel at any time on services run by these bus companies.
Arriva bus companies
Belle Vue (M/C) Ltd
Blackburn with Darwen
First Bus Companies
Hulleys of Baslow
South Lancs Travel
Stagecoach Bus Companies
Vale of Llangollen Travel Ltd
Warrington Borough Transport
Warringtons of Ilam
Trains and trams
You can travel after 9.30am Monday to Friday and all day at weekends and public holidays on services operated by these train and tram companies. Wayfarer allows standard class travel on trains.
Arriva Trains Wales
Cross Country East Midland Trains
First TransPennine Express