Ring and Ride

What is Ring & Ride?

Ring & Ride provides a door-to-door, accessible minibus service in both South & North Manchester for people of all ages who find it very difficult to use ordinary public transport. Ring & Ride is designed to make short, local journeys, e.g helping you to attend health appointments, including visits to hospitals and medical centres.
Operating times:
8am – 10.45pm (Monday – Saturday)
8am – 10.45pm (Sunday).

How to register

Before you can book a journey with Ring & Ride, you must contact your local depot, who will advise you if you are eligible to use the service. If you are eligible, registration is simple, quick and free of charge.
To register or to receive more information about Ring & Ride services, please phone the enquiry line on
0161 223 6575.

Booking your journey

You must book your journey between 9.30am and 12.45pm the day before you want to travel. If you want a return journey, please remember to book it at the same time.
Booking Line (Manchester South): 0161 223 2110. If you have difficulties using a phone, you can book a journey by writing to Ring & Ride at: Manchester Ring & Ride, Kay Street, Manchester M11 2DX

How much does it cost?

Local trips: These are journeys within your depot”s operating area.
Standard fare – £1.00 per trip
With a GMPTE permit – 50p per trip
With a GMPTE free pass – free
Children under five – free

Where does Ring & Ride operate?

Ring & Ride operates throughout the ten local authority districts of Greater Manchester and you should register and book your journeys through your local depot.

More information

  • Animals
    Guide dogs and hearing dogs can travel on Ring & Ride vehicles free of charge. For the comfort and safety of all our passengers, other dogs and pets are not allowed.
  • Children
    Young children should always have a responsible adult with them.
    If you need a car seat or booster cushions for a young child to travel, please discuss this with the depot when you book your journey.
  • Travelling companions/
    You may bring a friend, relative or carer with you on your journey. They do not need to be registered as a member of Ring & Ride.
  • Luggage
    Customers are asked to restrict the amount of bags and other items they carry with them on their journey as there is no specific storage space on Ring & Ride vehicles. As a general rule, each passenger may take up to two to three bags of shopping.
  • Smoking
    Smoking is not allowed on any Ring & Ride vehicle.

Further information can be obtained by phoning the enquiry line on 0161 223 6575, or from the Ring & Ride website at www.ringandride.info

Ring & Ride services are managed by a charity called Greater Manchester Accessible Transport Limited (registered charity number 1007487), who are funded by the Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Authority. Please address correspondence to: GMATL, 2 Piccadilly Place, Manchester M1 3BG