Directorate of Estates and Facilities


The University is well connected by buses in Manchester. The following information will help you find your way around Greater Manchester by bus:

  • The Oxford Road Link provides frequent and free inter campus travel to staff and students, as well as access to Piccadilly Rail Station and the Central Manchester Hospitals.

  • Interest Free Loans (staff only) for annual season tickets are available to staff to support the use of public transport through a staff benefit scheme.

  • Discounted Stagecoach Tickets are available from the Income Office (G003) in John Owens building. A weekly ticket is £13.80 and a monthly is £55. You need to show your staff ID.

  • Metroshuttle buses offer free city centre travel via three different routes.
  • Students enjoy huge discounts on tickets making the bus a cheap and simple way to travel to the University. For more information on operator student tickets visit: Stagecoach, (including Magic Bus and Uni Rider tickets), System One multi-operator passes and First Bus.