Go back to school by bus

Go back to school by bus

The nights are starting to draw in after the summer, and a new term is upon us - it's that time of year again!


There's no more exciting feeling than that 'new pencil case' feeling. Now that you've sorted your uniform, get ready to sort out your travel plans and go back to school with Go North West. 

Here's everything you need to know.

igo cards

If you want to buy single tickets on the bus, all children aged 11-16 need an igo card to buy tickets for half price on our buses in Greater Manchester. Find out more about igo, and apply here.

Lock in savings with season tickets

Single tickets on the bus are often more expensive than buying 1 Day, 7 Day or 28 Day tickets. Take a look at our range of tickets here - you can buy online instantly or on the Go North West app. 

Gift tickets on our app

Parents and guardians, there's no need to store your card details on your young un's phone! Download the Go North West app, and you can instantly gift a ticket to your child. Find out how to get the app here.

Pay with contactless

If you prefer to buy your tickets on board, you can buy tickets on our buses with cash or contactless bank and credit cards.

See where your bus is - live!

You can track any Go North West bus on the map on our website or on the app. Whether you're waiting for your child at a stop or dashing out the door with minutes to spare, we've got you covered with live tracking on every bus, from every stop.

Plan your journey

Take a look at the largest schools we stop close to on our network here.