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School bus services

Please be aware, the below information relates to schools services operating until July 2017.

Information for services for the 2017/2018 school year may be different.

Applications for the Yellow School Bus Service will reopen in late May 2018.

Do you qualify?

School bus services help pupils aged 11 to 16 get to and from some Greater Manchester secondary schools.

Only Yellow School buses are reserved just for school pupils: anyone can use normal school buses, so you're not guaranteed a seat.

Find out more about Yellow School Bus services

The costs and the benefits

Low-cost single tickets can be bought on all school bus services, with many also offering return tickets. You may be able to use your return ticket on similar routes not run by the same bus company.

All school pupils must have an igo pass to get a low-cost fare on school bus services, otherwise the standard adult fare applies.

Most tickets cost the same, no matter how far from the school you live

You can buy a weekly ticket for £7 if your service offers a return ticket.

School bus timetables and fares



Buy your ticket

Buy your single, return or weekly ticket from the driver when you get on the bus.

You should show your igo pass to buy a ticket, and must carry the igo pass with you when you travel.

If you lose your weekly ticket

Sorry, there are no refunds; you have to buy another ticket.