MAN Magic bus 147 launch 2 September 2018

Service 147 has gone Magic!

The 147 service still links Manchester Piccadilly Rail Station with the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, Royal Northern College of Music and Central Manchester Hospitals and now 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 £9.00* 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.

Fare changes from  Sunday  21 July 2019.

Magicrider 7 day   ticket -    £9.50


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 between the North and South Campus (PDF map). Just show your University staff or student ID card to the driver.

* magicrider  7 day   price £9.50 from   21 July 2019