Getting Around the City

Manchester is a bike friendly city with many bike lanes and routes across the city. It is easy to explore on foot, with a city centre you can navigate within 20 minutes.

Transport for Greater Manchester is the official public transport body for the city.

Find useful travel guides and more at the Transport for Greater Manchester website.

Free Bus

In the city centre, a free bus provides a ‘hop on, hop off’ service. This links all the main rail stations, shopping districts and business areas. Find out more information on the free bus service and where it operates. 


Commercial bus services run throughout the Greater Manchester area. For up-to-date timetables and stops, visit the Transport for Greater Manchester website.


The Metrolink network is one of the most successful light railway systems in the UK. With frequent services, there is no need to worry about a timetable. Find your nearest stop and the next tram will be along shortly. Visit the website for more information on the Metrolink tram network.

Thomas Street in Manchester.Picture supplied by Marketing Manchester.