Ring & Ride

Door-to-door service if it is difficult to use public transport

What does it do?

For example, you may have:
  • difficulties getting to and from main public transport routes and services;
  • difficulties getting on and off buses, trains and trams;
  • a fear or phobia of using ordinary public transport; or
  • a short term illness or broken limb.         
If you are responsible for young children, they are welcome to join you on your journey.

Who it is for?

Greater Manchester's door-to-door service for people of all ages including children who find it difficult to use public transport.

Our fully accessible minibuses and professionally trained drivers  will assist you and your companions to get out and about with ease.

Where it is available?

Local service (Manchester, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan, Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford).

What it costs:


People who have a Transport For Greater Manchester (formerly GMPTE) National Concessionary Travel Pass (Concession Plus) and children under 5 travel free. All other fares including concessionary fares are set at a subsidised rate, please contact Ring and Ride Enquiries 0845 688 4933 for up to date fares information.

How to access or apply for it:

Booking your journey

Before you use Ring & Ride for the first time you must register, this can be done by calling the enquiry line 0845 688 4933, or by post to the address above, or by email through http://www.ringandride.info

If you are registered as a member of your local Ring & Ride service, you can book a journey by phoning the call centre 7 days in advance or up to one hour before  the journey you require.

‚ÄčOur staff will do their best to accommodate your journey request.

Additional information:

There may be times when we cannot accommodate your request, but we will offer you a different time whenever possible. The more flexible you can be with your journey, the more likely your journey can be arranged.

Please remember to book your return journey at the same time if you want one.


Info last updated:

Ring and Ride Bookings, 20th Floor Manchester One, 53 Portland Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 3LD