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Bus Information

Getting to and from School

Bus Information and Timetables


Users of the 771 Bus from Sale

 Selwyn's would like to apologise for the mis-communication of the new timings for the 771 bus route.   Due to heavy traffic, it is now necessary for the bus to leave the stops earlier in order to arrive at school on time.   Please see below the new timings with effect from tomorrow 12 October 2017:

                Sale, Cross Street/Dane Road                     07:18

                Firsway (The Brigadier)                                  07:31

                Woodheys, The Drive                                    08:04

                Timperley, Stonemasons Arms                    08:13

                Altrincham College                                         08:25

772 Bus

Due to over-capacity on the return leg, the 772 bus will NOT STOP at the first three stops on Brooklands Road.  

However, the 770 will stop at these three stops on Brooklands Road, therefore please ask your son/daughter, if they use these stops, to use the 770 bus FOR THE RETURN JOURNEY ONLY.

The bus provider is Selwyn’s on both routes, so tickets are transferable.


Click HERE to view TfGM updated bus timetable and routes for academic year 17/18.

For students who rely on public transport for getting to and from school, there are 7 school buses which are dedicated to serving Altrincham College.

The bus routes currently offered are:

  • 772 - from Sale/Sale Moor
  • 773 - from Oldfield Brow
  • 774 - from Wythenshawe
  • 771 - from Sale, via Timperley
  • 775 - from Bowdon Vale/Hale
  • 776 - Broadheath
  • 770 - from Northern Moor/Brooklands
*Please see the link below for exact detail of bus stops and times on the above routes.

In addition to the above services there is a late bus service from school on Tuesdays and Thursdays, leaving school at 4.45pm.  One route goes to Oldfield Brow and the other one to Sale and Sale Moor.  The charge to use the late bus service is £1 per student, unless they are in receipt of an authorised bus pass provided by the school.

Bus Pass information

There is a Greater Manchester Pass available to all under 16 students. This pass is called a Junior Bus Saver available from "System One". The pass has to be used in conjunction with an IGO card, which proves the student is under 16 (current cost £5, which lasts until the August following the student's 16th birthday). The System One pass  (currently £35.75 for 28 days) enables students to use any bus (including the Yellow School Bus), anywhere in Greater Manchester anytime until 11.59 pm, any day of the week including Bank Holidays and Boxing Day. It cannot be used on Night Buses after midnight. It is available from Paypoint shops or TfGM Travelshops.

Transport for Greater Manchester’s (TfGM) now has Route Explorer, which asks people where they want to go and then shows them all the direct bus services that they can catch, when they leave, where the nearest bus stops are and how they can link up with trams and trains.

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