Cheap Transport Around Manchester
Student life can be expensive and transport expenses can take a big chunk out of your monthly budget. This article gives you a few tips on where to get the latest student discounts to make those journeys around Manchester a bit cheaper.
Metroshuttle buses run from Piccadilly, Salford Central, Victoria, Oxford Road and Deansgate rail stations. There are three circular routes covering the main areas in the city centre. To see the full routes - Click here
Student Bus Discounts
OUR TOP PICK : Stagecoach -
Unirider is a student only bus ticket valid on all Stagecoach and Magic Bus services in Greater Manchester. Once you buy your ticket, it's yours and no-one else's. It must be accompanied by your student ID with your photo on it. You can use it between the two dates printed on the ticket by showing it to the driver with your student card. As Stagecoach covers such much of Manchester, we think the Unirider is extremly good value for money.
They operate services on routes 41, 42 & 48 - These go to the Universities from Sale, Northenden, East & West Didsbury, Didsbury, Withington, Owens Park, Rusholme and Manchester Piccadilly.They are good value for money and offer weekly tickets from £6.50.
The Arriva North West Student Saver saves you more than 30% compared to normal fares and gives you unlimted travel on Arriva buses including evenings and weekends.
System One offers unlimited use on any bus in Greater Manchester.This includes all the major local and regional bus companies, including Arriva, First and Stagecoach, accept System One Bus Savers. This means you can travel seamlessly across Greater Manchester, hopping on and off as many buses as you want to.
Student Train Discounts
OUR TOP PICK: The 16-25 Railcard
Costing just £28 for a 1 year Railcard or £65 for a 3 year Railcard, the 16-25 Railcard saves you 1/3 off rail fares across Britain for a year. If you’re between 16-25, or over 26 and in full-time education, you’re eligible to apply.
Get half-price tickets when you buy on the TransPennine Express website with a valid 16-25 Railcard.
Student Coach Discounts
The Young Persons Coachcard is cheaper than a railcard and has no off-peak restrictions, which means you can travel anytime. Plus it's easy to buy and you don't even have to send them a photo! As long as you're aged between 16 and 26, or a full time student you are eligible. For only £10 you can buy a Coachcard and get cheap coach tickets with a discount of up to 30%.
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