Heading to school? Let's get there together!

Ready to get on board? Plan your school journey here, or view our public services timetables here.

First Manchester serves these schools and colleges with our core network of public services:

School or college

To and from

First Manchester bus routes

Ashton Sixth Form College

Mossley Road


Blessed John Henry Newman College



Blue Coat School

Oldham Bus Station

57,59, 81, 82, 83, 84, 184, 350, 409, 425, 426

Clarendon College

Ashton Bus Station

348, 350, 409

Copley Academy

Huddersfield Road


Hopwood Hall College (Rochdale Campus)

Rochdale Bus Station

6, 409,

King David High School

Bury Old Road


Kingsway Park High School

Oldham Road

6, 409

Manchester Communication Academy

Rochdale Road


Middleton Technology School

Oldham Road


Mossley Hollins High School

Huddersfield Road


Oasis Academy Oldham

Hollins Road


Oldham Sixth Form College

Oldham Bus Station

59, 81, 82, 83, 84, 350, 409, 425, 426

Rochdale Sixth Form College

Rochdale Bus Station

6, 409

Royton & Crompton School

Blackshaw Lane

57, 181

Saddleworth School

High Street

84, 184, 350

St Cuthbert’s RC High School

Oldham Road


St Matthew’s RC High School

Nuthurst Road


Tameside College

Stamford Street East


The Hathershaw College

Ashton Road


The Manchester College – Moston Campus

Moston Lane


The Manchester College – Shena Simon Campus

Piccadilly Gardens

59, 81, 83, 84, 181/182, V1/V2

The Oldham Academy North



The Radclyffe School

Middleton Road


Waterhead Academy

Huddersfield Road


West Hill School

Stamford Street


Tickets and fares:

Aged 11-16?

If you're aged between 11 and 16, and you live or go to school in Greater Manchester, you can apply to get an igo pass. The pass allows you to travel at a reduced fare on our buses, and it's available for just £10 from Transport for Greater Manchester. You can find out more about the pass, and apply to get one online.

You must carry your pass with you on all journeys, and show the bus driver when requesting your ticket on the bus - our drivers won't be able to sell you a reduced rate ticket if you don't have a valid igo pass with you.

Aged 16-18?

If you're aged between 16 and 18, you can apply for free bus travel under the new One Pass scheme. The pass is an ID card and a smart card that entitles 16-18 year olds to free travel on local bus services across Greater Manchester. Find out more and see if you're eligible to apply for Our Pass.