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If you'd like the freedom of jumping on any bus in Greater Manchester, then get me there offers you better value travel.

You can now order a get me there card online, over the phone by calling get me there customer services on 03000 035 035, or by dropping into a TfGM Travelshop. You can also use other compatible smart cards to buy and load get me there travelcards, that let you travel on any Greater Manchester bus* at any time of day

The easiest way to tell if your card is compatible is to check if it carries a circular blue logo with the word ITSO in it. ITSO is the UK Government standard for smart ticketing and most new smart cards should be compatible with get me there, although this can't be guaranteed. Smart cards that work on a different system, including Oyster cards, are not compatible with get me there.

*See the full list of bus companies that will accept get me there

You can buy get me there travelcards to load onto a get me there or other compatible smart card. These allow you to travel on any Greater Manchester bus*, giving you the maximum flexibility and giving you better value into the bargain, as they are cheaper than the equivalent printed System One travelcard.

Travelcard (valid at anytime) Adult price (System One) Adult price (get me there)
1-day £5.60 £5.00
7-day £18.50 £17.00
28-day £65.00 £60.00

All travelcards are offered for sale by Greater Manchester Travelcards Ltd. Prices correct as of 2nd January 2017. Terms and conditions apply.

You can buy 1-day and 7-day get me there travelcards from the bus driver and 7-day and 28-day versions from a TfGM Travelshop or any PayPoint outlet. Once your travelcard is loaded onto your smart card, you simply use it to touch in every time you board a bus during the period that your travelcard is valid.

If you are 16 and under and have an igo pass, you'll be able to use it to get better value bus travel with get me there too.

*See the full list of bus companies that will accept get me there

Once your travelcard is loaded onto your get me there or other compatible smart card, you then simply use it to touch in every time you board a bus during the period of validity of your travelcard.

A small proportion of buses will not be fully equipped to read smart cards in the first stages of the scheme's introduction on buses. For that reason you must keep hold of the paper receipt you're given when you buy your travelcard, as you may need to produce it alongside your get me there card as proof of purchase.

There's lots more information on how get me there works for bus in the Help section.

If you still can't find the information you're looking for, feel free to get in touch.

Initially, you can only use the get me there app to travel on Metrolink.

To make sure you find out when more get me there services are available for bus users, please sign up to receive more information and we'll keep you up-to-date.