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If you're after Transport for Greater Manchester train tickets, look no further. At TrainPal, we'll show you where Transport for Greater Manchester can take you and how to book the best value fares for your journey. To find Transport for Greater Manchester tickets, simply start a search above, and we'll show you the best available journey times and prices. Keep reading for more information on classes, onboard amenities, destinations, and cheap train ticket tips.

About Transport for Greater Manchester

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is the local authority responsible for implementing Greater Manchester's transport strategy and commitments. More than 5.6 million journeys are made every day on Greater Manchester's transport network. It is our responsibility to do all we can to ensure that the city region grows and develops. We work hard to make getting around Greater Manchester easier. What we do: We implement transport policies developed by the Mayor of Greater Manchester and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. We are responsible for investing your money to improve transport services and facilities to support the regional economy.

Transport for Greater Manchester Route Map

Unsure about where to start your Transport for Greater Manchester adventure? Use our map to plan out where you want to go. From London, you can enjoy high-speed services to destinations like Liverpool, Edinburgh and Manchester. Transport for Greater Manchester are one of the primary rail operators in the UK, providing services from London Euston and a number of major terminals including Birmingham New Street, Manchester Piccadilly and Liverpool Lime Street. Many of the routes feature high-speed services with no changes required, making Transport for Greater Manchester an excellent alternative to air travel if you're looking to traverse up or down the length of the country.

What can Transport for Greater Manchester offers

We are committed to putting you first in everything we do to make your journey as safe and simple as possible.
  • 1. Get on board with new low bus fares
  • From September 4, a single bus journey will be no more than £2 for an adult and £1 for a child
  • 2. Dogs on trams pilot
  • You can travel with your dog on Metrolink as part of a trial.
  • 3. *Free travel within 48 hours for Ukrainians arriving in Greater Manchester
  • To assist Ukrainian citizens arriving in Greater Manchester, Metrolink tram services, rail services and most bus services in the region are provided free of charge.
  • How to Get Cheap Transport for Greater Manchester tickets

    Looking for cheap train tickets on Transport for Greater Manchester routes? We've got you covered! Check out the suggestions below and discover tips you can use to save on your next train journey.
    Book in advance
    Book in advance
    If you're planning your journey in advance, take note that UK train tickets are generally available to book 3 months before the departure date. Keep an eye out for Advance tickets - they tend to be cheaper but have the potential to sell out quickly, especially on popular routes.
    Travel Off-Peak
    Travel Off-Peak
    Looking to save on UK trains? Book reduced fares by selecting times of the day that aren't so busy. When you search for trains with us, we'll show you all of the options available for your trip and point out low-priced recommendations.
    Split Tickets
    TrainPal can help travellers save up to 95.25% of the original rail fare in the U.K. In addition to the traditional split ticketing features, TrainPal also offers a flexible split ticketing option which give travellers the best value to help you save even more. First class split tickets are also available.
    Use your Railcard
    National Railcards offer up to 1/3 off train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a TrainPal Railcard.

    Transport for Greater Manchester Train Classes

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      Travelling with a Railcard

      Travelling with Transport for Greater Manchester a few times a year? Get a Railcard and you'll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys. Click on one of the Railcard types below to see the various eligibility requirements.


      · Great for ages 16-25 solo travel
      · Save 1/3 on eligible rail-travel fares
      · Average annual savings up to £189!
      · 3-year Railcard available to under 24s only

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      · Great for ages 26-30 solo travel
      · Save 1/3 on eligible rail-travel fares
      · Average annual savings up to £251!

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      · For ages 16+ couples travel together
      · Named passengers save 1/3 on eligible fares
      · £15 each! Best discount for couple travel

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      · Great for families who love to travel
      · 1-4 adults save 1/3 on eligible fares, 1-4 children save 60%
      · Average annual savings up to £114!

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      More info about Transport for Greater Manchester

      1. How is Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) funded?
      The majority of TfGM's revenue funding is provided by the Greater Manchester United Government through the council tax levy. We also receive funding from many other sources, including grants.
      2. Is TfGM part of GMCA?
      Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) (link opens in a new tab) is the non-profit transport policy organization of the Greater Manchester Integrated Authority (GMCA).
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