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MAN Magic bus 147 launch 2 September 2018

Magic Bus 147: West Didsbury - Piccadilly Rail Station

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. 

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

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


Free campus travel for University of Manchester students and staff

image of service 147 University Travel zone map

If you are a student or member of staff from University of Manchester you may travel free between the North and South Campus on magic bus 147. 

Just show your University ID to the driver. 


Free travel will be available from the following stops only:

From South Campus to North Campus
1. University (outside Students Union)
2. University (near Booth Street West)
You can travel as far as Sackville Gardens (Whitworth Street).

From North Campus to South Campus
3. University (Vimto Park)
4. Conference Centre (Charles Street)
You can travel as far as the  University (outside Stopford Building).

You can check the area of free travel on the service 147 zone map.
If you are travelling outside the campus area you will need to pay for your journey or hold a valid ticket.