Route 147 - the cheapest, greenest bus in town!


Standard > buy from the driver

£1.00 single
£1.80 day saver – hop on & off the 147 as many times as you like!

Concessionary > buy from the driver

Older people in possession of a National Bus Pass travel free after 9.30am (£1.00 before 9.30am)
16s & under half fare 50p single with igo card. For igo card info visit or your nearest TfGM Travelshop.

Annual season tickets

Adult £290
Student £145
Annual season ticket application forms are available from route 147 drivers, from Bullocks (the 147 bus operator) on 0161 428 5265 or

Season ticket loans for staff
The University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, Royal Northern College of Music and Central Manchester hospitals all have season ticket loans available for their staff members. This is in line with their commitment to reducing environmental impact and actively supporting and promoting travel by sustainable means. For more information about sustainable travel and season ticket loans for staff, please visit the University and Hospital websites listed on the ‘Useful links’ page. Staff at the University of Manchester can visit a dedicated sustainable travel page for info. Staff at the Central Manchester Hospitals can access this information via their Intranet.

University of Manchester students and staff

Yellow zone free travel
University of Manchester students and staff travel free within the ‘yellow zone’ with a valid University ID pass. The yellow zone is clearly marked on the Route 147 map. Click here to download it now.

Conferences and events

Bulk supplies of tickets for use on the 147 are available for advance purchase by conference and event organisers. For details, please contact the bus operator Bullocks on 0161 428 5265 or email:

System One

Customers with a System One DaySaver, Bus Saver, County Card or Buscard Extra are welcome to travel on the 147. For info visit

A Route 147 bus outside Central Manchester Hospitals