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Buses to and from East Didsbury , West Didsbury and Manchester from magic bus

Magic bus is the economical and easy way to travel along Wilmslow Road past the popular student areas of Withington, Fallowfield, Rusholme,  Halls of Residences, Universities and Hospitals.

Buses run at least every 10 mins during the day so you won't need a timetable – unless you set your alarm clock really early!

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Here are a few places you can travel to:

Universities

Hospitals

How much will it cost to travel on magic bus?

Travel as much as you like on magic buses for less than £1.36 per day*

  • Magic adult day bus pass -  £4.00

Buy your day bus pass on the   Stagecoach Bus App or from the driver.

  • Magicrider adult 7 day bus pass - £9.50 *

Buy your 7 day bus  pass   online, on the Stagecoach Bus App    or from the driver.

For prices of travel throughout Greater Manchester click here. 


* Magicrider 7 day bus pass £9.50 used for 7  days equivalent of less than  £1.36 per day.

 

Fare changes from Sunday 21 July 2019

The prices of some of our magic bus tickets are changing: 

magic dayrider - price freeze £4.00

magicrider 7 day - £9.50

Single fares will range from £1.50 to £2.00 maximum*


*Fares valid between 04:00 and midnight
 

 

How can I plan my journey?

  1. Use the "Plan a journey" box 
    You can also plan your journey using the Stagecoach Bus App.
  2. Visiting your local TfGM Travelshop at Middleton , Shudehill  or Piccadilly Gardens  to pick up a printed timetable
  3. Calling Traveline on 0871 200 22 33
    (calls cost 12 pence per minute plus your phone company’s access charge)
 

Where can I travel using my magic bus tickets?

Travel using your magic bus dayrider bus pass and magicrider 7 day bus pass throughout the area shown on services:

Service 142:
East Didsbury - Didsbury - Withington - Fallowfield - Rusholme - Hospitals & Universities - Manchester
Manchester - Universities & Hospitals - Rusholme - Fallowfield - Withington - Didsbury - East Didsbury

Service 143:
West Didsbury - Didsbury - Withington - Fallowfield - Rusholme - Hospitals & Universities - Manchester
Manchester - Universities & Hospitals - Rusholme - Fallowfield - Withington - Didsbury - West Didsbury

Service 147:
West Didsbury - Didsbury - Withington - Fallowfield - Rusholme - Hospitals & Universities - Manchester Piccadilly Rail Station
Manchester Piccadilly Rail Station - Universities & Hospitals - Rusholme - Fallowfield - Withington - Didsbury - West Didsbury


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.

Travel free between North and South Campus. Show your University of Manchester staff or student ID to the bus driver.

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

For travel beyond the free travel zone you can buy day and 7 day tickets for travel on just magic bus or Stagecoach dayrider, megarider and student bus passes for travel throughout Greater Manchester.

 

Magic Bus services

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