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Travelling by Public Transport

Travelling around Manchester

There are lots of easy ways to travel around Manchester and the surrounding areas. The city has a great public transport network, The Bee Network.

Or why not go for a walk or hire a bike?

Travelling by tram

Lots of students use trams to travel from their homestay or residence to the city centre. The tram system is called the Metrolink.  Most services run every 12 minutes so you never have to wait long for a tram to arrive. It is a quick and easy way to travel.

Here is a map of the tram routes:

Travelling by bus

There are free buses which run around the city centre. So wherever you need to get to, hop on a free bus and it won’t cost you a penny!

There are two different bus routes.

There are also lots of buses that run throughout Greater Manchester. You will need to pay for these buses. You can find all the bus routes and timetables online here.

There is even a handy app you can download to see live departures and arrivals   – Download the Bee Network app | Bee Network | Powered by TfGM

Travelling by train

You can reach lots of places in Greater Manchester, and the rest of the UK, by train. There are two train stations in the city centre.  Piccadilly and Victoria.

The map below shows both the train network  and metrolink.

What tickets will I need for public transport?

You will need to buy tickets or a travel pass before you travel.

Please visit the Travel for Greater Manchester website to find out what ticket you will need and how you can buy your ticket / travel pass.  

Staff in school are also happy to help you with buying travel tickets or pass.