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Manchester High School for Girls


Transport to and from the School is an important issue for our parents and pupils, a number of which live more than 5km away. The School has taken a proactive approach in this area; we are committed to providing sustainable travel and offering parents and pupils a range of transport options

The following bus and coach services are the private services provided for the School by our transport partners.  These buses only carry school children and are not available to members of the public.

City Centre ShuttleA number of our students travel from Bolton, Oldham, Ashton-under-Lyne and Glossop on the train to Manchester Piccadilly and Victoria, where they are able to transfer either to a public bus serving Wilmslow Road or our City Centre Shuttle bus.

Details may change from time to time, therefore we always advise confirming times and routes with the individual bus operator.

To explore public transport options, please visit the Transport for Greater Manchester website for route information and details of concessionary fares.



City Centre Shuttle Bus

Direct connection between MHSG, Victoria and Piccadilly Stations. Fare: termly passes can be purchased via ParentPay by contacting the School.

141/241: Bowdon, Altrincham, Hale, Hale Barns

The 241 runs the same route as the 141 but has a bus supervisor for younger pupils.  There is an additional cost for supervision.
Places must be reserved.

158: Bramhall, Cheadle Hulme

Run by Bullocks.

141/158 (late) Cheadle, Hale, Altrincham, Bowdon

141 & 158 late afternoon services combining parts of the two routes. These buses run from Monday to Thursday only.


Places must be reserved. Please contact Bullocks Coaches.

Macclesfield, Prestbury, Alderley Edge

Places must be reserved. Please contact Roy McCarthy Coaches.

Wilmslow, Handforth

Places must be reserved. Please contact Roy McCarthy Coaches.

Prestwich, Whitefield

Places must be reserved. Please contact Finglands.

Grappenhall, Thelwall, Lymm, High Leigh, Little Bollington

Places must be reserved. Please contact Mayne Coaches.

Warrington, Stockton Heath, Appleton, Stretton

Places must be reserved. Please contact Mayne Coaches.

Worsley, Eccles

Run by Swans Coaches. For further information please contact 

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The City Centre Shuttle picks up and drops off at the following points at Manchester Victoria & Piccadilly stations:

Victoria Station bus stop

Piccadily station bus stop


Places must be reserved. Please contact the provider as soon as possible.

Bullocks Coaches     0161 428 5265
Finglands      0161 224 3341
Mayne Coaches      01925 445 588
Roy McCarthy Coaches 01625 425 060

Travel Case Study

My name is Abigail and I am in Year 8. I live in Glossop, which is quite a distance from School. In the car, it takes about an hour to get to school every day, but I have recently started getting the shuttle bus, which cuts about 15 minutes off my journey and about 45 minutes off my mum’s!

In the morning, I get the 7.23am train to Piccadilly station with three other girls and then at around 8.20am, I get on the shuttle bus. The bus usually arrives at school for approximately 8.40am so I have plenty of time to get all my books and things ready for the busy school day.

After school, I get the bus at 3.55pm and then the Glossop train at 4.35pm, arriving at the station for about 5.05pm.