MAN Magic bus 147 launch 2 September 2018

Service 147 is Magic!

The 147 service links Manchester Piccadilly Rail Station with the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, Royal Northern College of Music and Central Manchester Hospitals and extends via Rusholme, Withington and The Christie to West Didsbury.

Buses run up to every 10 minutes during the day Monday to Friday so you won’t need a timetable. Buses start from Piccadilly Rail Station at 05.31 and the last journey past the Hospital to Piccadilly Rail Station is 20:21. 

You can check your bus times and see live times using the journey planner   or on the   Stagecoach Bus App.

Already have a Magic or Stagecoach bus pass?

Magic 147 is part of the Magic/Stagecoach network. You can travel on the Magic 147 with all these tickets:

For the best value tickets for your journey, you can check your fare and journey here. 


Fares on the Magic 147

If you only wish to travel on Magic buses you can purchase a single fare from £1.50. A magic dayrider price £4.00 or a magicrider 7 day price £9.50 will give you unlimited travel on all Magic buses (PDF map).

You can buy tickets on the bus and even pay contactless. Or you can purchase day or 7 day tickets on the Stagecoach Bus App.


Travel for University of Manchester Staff and Students

If you are member of staff or a student at the University of Manchester you can travel free on magic 147.


Change to travel validity from Monday 22 July 2019

Two boarding bus stops will be valid for free travel in each direction

North Campus to South Campus (Manchester to West Didsbury)
  • University (Vimto Park)
  • Conference Centre (Charles Street)

Travel valid as far as University (outside Stopford Building)

South Campus to North Campus (West Didsbury to Manchester)
  • University (outside Students Union)
  • University (near Booth Street West)

Travel valid as far as Sackville Gardens (Whitworth Street) 

 Click here to see a  PDF map of the stops and travel validity area.

Just show your University staff or student ID card to the driver.