Greater Manchester Bus Tickets and Payment Methods
We've got a wide range of Manchester bus tickets available to suit your needs. Whether you travel every day or only now and then, on your own or with the family, we have just the ticket for you. You can search for the best ticket using our Ticket Selector.
We are now accepting Contactless Payments including Apple Pay and Google Pay on all our Manchester services. You can buy single, FirstDay and FirstWeek tickets from the driver.
And if you're a regular traveller, First Unlimited is the easiset way to buy and use your ticket. Sign up and receive your First Unlimited ticket via our First Bus App every month. Payments are taken by Direct Debit and your ticket will automatically activate on your chosen renewal date.
Download our First Bus app for the most convenient way to buy tickets:
First Saver Tickets
Regular travellers save money with First!
Single ticket bundles
Buy ahead use when you want to travel. One ticket. Ten trips.
Aged 11 to 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.
Aged 16 to 18?
Our Pass is a new scheme for young people aged 16-18.
Here at First Manchester, we have a comprehensive network of bus services connecting several towns and villages across Greater Manchester.
Concessionary Passes and Permits
Find useful information about concessionary passes.
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We have every kind of First bus ticket to suit your journey