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Transport for Greater Manchester

Transport for Greater Manchester & TrainPal

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 the cheapest train tickets for your journey? 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
    Most of the railway companies throughout Europe release their tickets approximately three to six months in advance, with many offering lower prices for early bookings. If you know the dates you wish to travel, it may be possible to secure cheaper train tickets from Milan to Rome by booking in advance.
    Split Tickets
    Choose a slower or connecting train
    On certain busier routes, it may be possible to opt for a slower or connecting train. Although it may take slightly longer than high-speed or direct services, you could potentially secure a cheaper fare if you have some extra time to spare. Additionally, you'll have more opportunity to appreciate the scenic views of the countryside!
    Travel Off-Peak
    Be open to flexibility in your travel schedule
    A significant number of train services in Europe are also utilized as commuter services, and as such, many train companies raise ticket prices during "peak hours" (typically from 06:00 to 10:00 and from 15:00 to 19:00 on weekdays). If possible, try to travel outside of peak hours to secure lower-priced tickets.
    Travel Off-Peak
    Use your Railcard
    National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year.
    Use your Railcard
    Find some special deals
    Take a look at our Apps to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets ( https://www.mytrainpal.com ) for your journey.

    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.

      /railcard-guide/17-16-saver

      · Great for ages 16-17 solo travel
      · 50% discount on most tickets, including seasons
      · Valid for 1 year or until your 18th birthday

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      /railcard-guide/16-25-railcard

      · 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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      /railcard-guide/26-30-railcard

      · 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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      /railcard-guide/senior-railcard

      · Great for ages 60+ solo travel
      · Save 1/3 on eligible rail-travel fares
      · Average annual savings up to £98!

      See Details >

      More info about Transport for Greater Manchester

      Q:
      1. How is Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) funded?
      A:
      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.
      Q:
      2. Is TfGM part of GMCA?
      A:
      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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