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Our fares are
changing on
6th March 2022

Our fares are changing
on Sunday 6th March 2022


Fare changes from Sunday 6th March 2022


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Sorry, we’ve done our best to hold back fare increases but we’re afraid the time has come to adjust them.

This is down to significantly rising costs that are affecting everyone these days, and it is the first time most of our day and longer-term tickets have changed since January 2020. Our single fares had also been the same price for four years. 

We've listed below a summary of the changes. 

Save with our new Flexi ticket. Day Travel from just £3.71 – Save 30%

We recognise that since the pandemic, many people’s travel habits have changed so we are adding a new Flexi 10 day ticket bundle option to help you save money. Flexi10 gives you ten DayRider tickets for the price of seven! Or you can buy the Flexi5 ticket giving you five DayRider tickets for the price of four. Use them anytime within 12 months.  Buy your Flexi5 or Flexi10 tickets on the Stagecoach Bus App.

Flexi10 available from 6th March. Introductory offer price £37.10 available from 6th March 2022 to 6th September 2022.


There are no changes to:

  • Magic bus DayRider 
  • Magic Bus 7 Day MagicRider
  • Stepping Hill 7 Day MegaRider
  • £1 fare for dog
  • £1 to purchase a Smartcard from the driver
  • Fares on School services run on behalf of Transport for Greater Manchester

Adult Single Tickets

  • Daytime single tickets above £1.50 will increase by 10p
  • Maximum evening single fare between 1900-2359hrs – £2.50
  • Night fare between 2400-0359hrs – £3.00

Child and Concessionary fares in Greater Manchester are half the adult single fare or less.


Manchester DayRider Tickets

  • Adult DayRider - £5.30
  • Flexi5 (5 Adult DayRider tickets for the price of 4) - £21.20
  • Flexi10 (10 DayRiders for the price of 7 Introductory price) - £37.10
  • Child and Concessionary DayRider* - £2.60
  • Group DayRider (2 adults and up to 3 children) - £11.00
  • Plus One DayRider (1 adult and 1 child) - £7.20

Manchester MegaRider Tickets

  • 7 Day MegaRider - £17.50
  • 28 Day MegaRider** - £66.00
  • MegaRider Xtra** - £66.00
  • Annual MegaRider** - £625.00
  • Child and Concessionary 7 Day MegaRider* - £8.70
  • Child Cross Boundary 7 Day MegaRider - £11.00

Area and Route Specific Tickets

  • Middleton DayRider - £4.40
  • 7 day MiddletonRider - £14.50
  • Service 38 7 day MegaRider - £14.50
  • Wigan DayRider - £5.00
  • Child and Concessionary Wigan DayRider* - £2.50
  • 7 day WiganRider - £16.00
  • Manchester Airport 7 Day MegaRider`- £9.50

Prices of tickets purchased through employer schemes will also change. Please contact your employer for details.
* Only available on Igo cards and Transport for Greater Manchester ENCTS disabled persons card.
** Available to buy online only.