Greater Manchester is a brilliant place to study and the bus is the best way to get around…
- From early in the morning until around midnight on many services
- Not just in the city centre - buses run all across Greater Manchester to Rochdale, Oldham, Ashton and Hyde
- Find all timetables on our website or download our First Bus App for live bus times
- Plus, you can make the most of free Wi-Fi on board and stay connected as you travel.
To purchase one of our student tickets you just need a current student photo ID card. (Not an NUS card.) Your ID can be for any college or university in Greater Manchester but the name should match the name on the ticket and your photo must be a good likeness to the user.
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Student tickets are even cheaper if you purchase on our First Bus App. See our full range of prices below.
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agent or online
|valid from / to|
|£45||£49||A calendar month from date activated|
Student Term 1
|£125||£130||1 Sep 2019 – 31 Dec 2019|
Student Term 2
|£110||£115||1 Jan 2020 – 31 Mar 2020|
Student Term 3
|£105||£110||1 Apr 2020 – 12 Jul 2020|
Student All Term
|£260||£270||1st Sep 2019 – 12 Jul 2020|
From 1st September 'Our Pass' will be the new bus pass for 16-18-year-olds. For a one-off £10 administration fee, it unlocks free bus travel right across Greater Manchester. Learn more here.
If your ticket is lost or stolen, please see our terms and conditions on replacement tickets and refunds.
*Based on a £260 mobile All Term student ticket that is valid from 1st September to 12th July (316 days) Ticket only valid with current college/university student photo ID card (NUS card not acceptable).
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Aged 11 to 16?
If you're aged between 11 and 16, and you live or go to school in Greater Manchester, you can apply to get an igo pass.
Aged 16 to 18?
Our Pass is a new scheme for young people aged 16-18.
Here at First Manchester, we have a comprehensive network of bus services connecting several towns and villages across Greater Manchester.
Concessionary Passes and Permits
Find useful information about concessionary passes.
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