Ring and Ride


What is Ring and Ride?

Ring and Ride provides door-to-door transport for people who find it very difficult or impossible to get to a bus stop or get on or off ordinary buses. Our buses have low entrance steps and lifts at the back to make it easy for people to get on and off. If you use a wheelchair, the driver will secure your wheelchair safely in the bus or, if you like, help you into a seat. Drivers are fully trained in customer care and disability awareness.

Ring and Ride is designed to provide short local journeys. Because the buses are small, they can reach most homes easily. Remember: Ring and Ride is for people who have difficulty getting about - if you can use ordinary buses please do.

To be eligible to use the service you must:

The Ring and Ride service operates seven days a week except public holidays.

Before you book a trip with Ring and Ride, you must be registered as a member.

Registration is simple, quick and free of charge: Phone 0161 200 6011 or 0845 688 4933 between 8am to 10.30pm seven days a week for registrations and general enquiries.

Alternatively, you can register online at https://tfgm.com/public-transport/ring-and-ride-minibuses

Booking a trip

You can make short, local journeys for up to 6 miles from your home address to:

Trips can be requested seven days in advance and up to one hour prior to travel by phoning 0161 200 6011 or 0845 688 3989 between 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday.


All fares including concessionary fares are set at a subsidised rate. You must show your concessionary pass on each trip to qualify for the concessionary rate.


Guide dogs, hearing dogs and assistance/support dogs travel free of charge. For the comfort and safety of all our passengers, other dogs and pets are not allowed.


If you would like any of this information in other formats please phone TfGM Customer Services on 0161 244 1000.

Ring and Ride services are provided by Greater Manchester Accesible Transport Limited (registered charity number 1007487) who are funded by Transport for Greater Manchester.

Contact Information

Ring and Ride


Tel: 0845 688 3989

Mobile: 0161 200 6011