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 £12.80 and a monthly is £49. 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.

50% Off Bus Ticket for University Car Commuters

TfGM are offering all University staff who usually commute to work by car, 50% off bus travel for a total of 28 days. You can now benefit from getting a 28 day any day bus ticket for half price at £30, rather than £60.

To apply for this 50% off ticket, all you need to do is complete a short survey, fill in the application form at the end, print it off and take it to the Environmental Sustainability office (1.008 Beyer Building, at the top of the narrow staircase opposite the lecture theatre) for stamping and authorization. You will then be able to pick up your discounted ticket at any Travelshop.

Download the application form here.

This discount will run to the end of March.