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How to buy bus tickets

On board

Pay the bus driver with cash for single, return and some saver tickets and 'smart' travelcards. Try and have the right amount, although the driver will usually be able to give you change.


Online

Buy many types of saver tickets that give you several journeys in a day, or season tickets on bus company websites like Arriva, First Bus or Stagecoach.


Smartphone and mobile device apps

Use some bus company apps to buy saver tickets that give you several journeys in a day, or 7-day, 28-day or annual season tickets.

Bus company apps include: Arriva Buses and First Buses.


TfGM Travelshops

Buy from a wide range of tickets for buses, trains and trams, including System One travelcards for all-day, weekend, 7-day, 28-day, or annual travel, Metrolink tram season tickets, Wayfarer tickets, and National Express coach tickets.

Find a Travelshop


PayPoint

Hundreds of local shops, convenience stores, newsagents and petrol stations in Greater Manchester are PayPoint outlets, displaying the PayPoint sign. You can pay for lots of things here, including travel tickets.

Buy from a wide range of tickets for buses, trains and trams, including System One travelcards for all-day, weekend, 7-day, 28-day, or annual travel, Metrolink tram season tickets, and Wayfarer tickets.

Find a PayPoint location