Metrolink

One new line. 15 new stops.
The Airport line has landed

With 15 new stops and services running every 12 minutes^, the Airport Line gives you a faster, more efficient way to travel. So whether you’re commuting or travelling for leisure, you can enjoy quick and easy access to the city centre, the airport and destinations across Greater Manchester.

The Airport Line

Change at Cornbrook for trams to the city centre, and all other destinations. For more details please download the full network map

The Airport Line

Use the dropdown menus below to find the first and last tram times of your chosen stop.

Mon-Thu Fri-Sat Sun & Public Hols
First Last First Last First Last
0549 2325 0549 0025 0657 2242
0552 2328 0552 0028 0700 2245
0554 2330 0554 0030 0702 2247
0555 2331 0555 0031 0703 2248
0558 2334 0558 0034 0706 2251
0600 2336 0600 0036 0708 2253
0601 2337 0601 0037 0709 2254
0604 2340 0604 0040 0712 2257
0606 2342 0606 0042 0714 2259
0607 2343 0607 0043 0715 2300
0609 2345 0609 0045 0717 2302
0611 2347 0611 0047 0719 2304
0613 2349 0613 0049 0721 2306
0617 2353 0617 0053 0725 2310
0619 2355 0619 0055 0727 2312
0600 2357 0600 0057 0710 2314
0602 2359 0602 0059 0712 2316
0604 0001 0604 0101 0714 2318
0606 0008 0606 0103 0714 2320

Mon-Thu Fri-Sat Sun & Public Hols
First Last First Last First Last
0550 2326 0550 0026 0658 2243
0626 0002 0626 0102 0734 2319
0624 0000 0624 0100 0732 2317
0622 2358 0622 0058 0730 2315
0620 2356 0620 0056 0728 2313
0618 2354 0618 0054 0726 2311
0616 2352 0616 0052 0724 2309
0614 2350 0614 0050 0722 2307
0612 2348 0612 0048 0720 2305
0611 2347 0611 0047 0719 2304
0610 2346 0610 0046 0718 2303
0608 2344 0608 0044 0716 2301
0606 2342 0606 0042 0714 2259
0603 2339 0603 0039 0711 2256
0600 2336 0600 0036 0708 2253
0558 2334 0558 0034 0706 2251
0556 2332 0556 0032 0704 2249
0554 2330 0554 0030 0702 2247
0553 2329 0553 0029 0701 2246

Tram Frequencies

Mon-Thu

Every 12 minutes

Fri-Sat

Every 12 minutes

Sun & Public Hols

^Every 12 minutes from 8:00am - 5:30pm or every 15 minutes at all other times.

Metrolink is changing

During improvement work there may be changes to your normal service. Please check before you travel.

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Example fares travelling to the City Zone

With Adult Peak Return tickets from £3.90 and Weekly Season Tickets from £15.50, Metrolink represents great value. To find out the cost of your journey to the city centre please see the table below. If you would like to know the cost of a journey to Manchester Airport or the rest of the network, please visit the Metrolink Ticket Selector.

Adult Zone A Zone B Zone C Zone D Zone E
Single (peak) £2.80 £2.80 £2.80 £3.60 £4.20
Return (peak) £3.90 £3.90 £3.90 £5.70 £6.20
Return (off-peak) £3.00 £3.20 £3.10 £4.00 £4.40
Day Travelcard (peak)* £7.00 £7.00 £7.00 £7.00 £7.00
Day Travelcard (off-peak)* £5.00 £5.00 £5.00 £5.00 £5.00
Weekend Travelcard* £5.80 £5.80 £5.80 £5.80 £5.80
Weekly Season Ticket £15.50 £16.00 £15.50 £22.00 £27.00
4-Weekly Season Ticket** £52.00 £52.00 £52.00 £73.00 £87.00
Annual Season Ticket** £580 £580 £620 £830 £1,000
Child Zone A Zone B Zone C Zone D Zone E
Single (peak) £1.10 £1.10 £1.20 £1.50 £1.70
Return (peak) £1.60 £1.60 £1.80 £2.40 £2.60
Return (off-peak) £1.20 £1.20 £1.40 £1.70 £1.90
Day Travelcard (peak)* £2.90 £2.90 £2.90 £2.90 £2.90
Day Travelcard (off-peak)* £2.00 £2.00 £2.00 £2.00 £2.00
Weekend Travelcard* £2.70 £2.70 £2.70 £2.70 £2.70
Weekly Season Ticket £6.70 £6.70 £7.00 £9.50 £11.50
4-Weekly Season Ticket** £24.00 £24.00 £26.00 £35.00 £42.00
Families*** Zone A Zone B Zone C Zone D Zone E
Family Return (off-peak) £4.30 £4.30 £4.80 £6.10 £6.20
Family Day travelcard* £6.20 £6.20 £6.20 £6.20 £6.20
Family Weekend Travelcard* £8.00 £8.00 £8.00 £8.00 £8.00

Peak hours are up to 9:30am, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

* Unlimited travel anywhere on Metrolink.

** Metrolink Travel Club ID Card required.

*** Families are up to three children traveling with one or two adults.

Choosing your ticket

Metrolink offers a wide range of ticket types to suit a wide variety of travel needs:

Weekly Season Tickets

Unlimited travel on your specified route for a week.

4-Weekly Season Tickets

Unlimited travel on your specified route for 4 weeks.

Annual Season Tickets

Unlimited travel on your specified route for a year.

Singles and Returns

For a journey between two stops on the network on a single day.

Day Travelcards

A great value option giving you freedom to travel anywhere on the network.

Weekend Travelcards

As an individual, you can travel anywhere on the network from 6pm Friday to the last tram on Sunday.

Family Travelcards

If you’re travelling with the family, up to two adults and up to three children can travel anywhere on the network for a day with a Family Day Travelcard (off-peak). Or at the weekend get unlimited travel with a Family Weekend Travelcard.

Buying your ticket

Metrolink touch screen ticket machines are located on the stop platforms and are easy to use. You can buy any type of Metrolink ticket from our machines, including a Weekly Season Ticket, you just need a valid Metrolink Travel Club ID Card to buy a 4-Weekly or Annual Season Ticket.

You can also use the ticket machines to buy Combined Day Travelcard tickets that allow you to travel on Metrolink and on rail and bus services too. You can pay for your tickets by credit or debit card, or by cash. Please make sure that you buy a ticket before you travel because traveling without a ticket can cost you £100.

Concessions

  • Accompanied children under 5 travel free.
  • Children aged 5–15 inclusive can travel at child fares. Proof of age is required from age 11.
  • A concessionary pass for older people* allows free travel after 9.30am. Before 9.30am a full-price ticket is required.
  • A concessionary pass for disabled people* allows free travel after 9.30am. Before 9.30am a concession price ticket is required.
  • A concession plus pass for disabled people* allows free travel at all times.

*Issued by Transport for Greater Manchester

Download our line guide

For a full network map and more information about travelling on Metrolink, please download our free Airport Line guide.

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Park & Ride

Sale Water Park has a secure Park & Ride facility with 300 spaces, giving Metrolink customers the choice of leaving the car and simply hopping on the tram to the Airport or the city centre and beyond.

Metrolink Park & Ride facilities are only available to Metrolink customers during the hours of service. Your tram tickets must be shown when requested. Overnight parking is not permitted.

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Save with regular journeys

Season tickets offer great value for regular travellers, you could save up to 25% on the cost of 5 Peak Returns with a Weekly Season Ticket. Even greater savings are available with 4-Weekly or Annual Season Tickets.

All tickets are available from Metrolink ticket machines located on every stop. To purchase a 4-Weekly or Annual Season Ticket you will need to get a free Metrolink Travel Club ID Card first, available from any TfGM Travelshop.

Find the best ticket for you