‘Simple and clear’ lower bus fares will be available in Greater Manchester from Sunday 4 September, as Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) says that adults will pay no more than £2 for a single bus journey, while a £5 one-day AnyBus adult travelcard will cover unlimited bus travel within the 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester until 0359hrs the following day.
Under the new regime, children aged five to 16 will pay no more than £1 for a single bus journey, and a one-day AnyBus Junior travelcard will cover unlimited bus travel within Greater Manchester for £2.50 a day. Passengers aged between 11 and 16 will need a TfGM igo card as proof of age when travelling. Children under the age of five will continue to travel on buses for free.
The new fares are being introduced 12 months ahead of the launch of the first franchised bus services in Greater Manchester in September 2023, marking what TfGM says is an important milestone in the delivery of the Bee Network, its vision for a ‘London-style, fully-integrated’ transport system including the introduction of ‘simple and clear low bus fares’ intended to support people in Greater Manchester with the increased cost of living.