St. Bede’s College runs a dedicated coach service to and from College for a number of areas including stops at Manchester Piccadilly and Victoria train stations. The recent and continued expansion of the Metrolink service across Greater Manchester is good news for current and prospective parents of St Bede’s College students. We are keen to encourage parents to consider using our bus service for their children to help the environment and reduce local traffic congestion, whilst reducing parental stress and saving time and cost too.

We operate six bus services, running on the following routes and you can view the exact pick-up points and timetables by clicking the links below.

SBC 1 – Ashton-Under-Lyne / Hyde / Piccadilly Station
SBC 2 – Chadderton / Middleton / Victoria Station

SBC 3 – Worsley / Urmston / Stretford Station / Chorlton

SBC 4 – Alderley Edge / Wilmslow / Cheadle Hulme / Didsbury

SBC 5 – Altrincham / Hale / Hale Barnes

SBC 6 – Bramhall / Stockport / Reddish / Heaton Moor

SBC 1 and 2 are operated by SWANS TRAVEL and SBC 3 to 6 are operated by BULLOCKS.

The College Bus Services are managed and co-ordinated by Parents should contact them directly in relation to any queries about pick-up points using the contact details below:


Telephone: 0203 3252138

All pupils using the bus services will be required to have a bus pass and need to scan on and off the bus. Those who currently use the service have already been issued with a bus pass which is still valid and therefore please keep this safe. For those who currently don’t have a bus pass, one will be printed on receipt of a completed form and will be issued on the first day of term. Please note that there will be a £10.00 charge for replacement pass.

In order for the College to ensure that the right sized vehicles are allocated to the routes, it is essential that parents complete a Bus Service Request Form to confirm the days you wish your child / children to use the service and from which bus stop they will board in the morning. This information will be used to assign your children to routes and bus stops, allow us to bill based on actual usage and continue to offer families the flexibility of using the bus services to suit their needs.

School Bus Form 2018-19 


Fares are reviewed annually in line with the cost of the provision and will be charged on a per journey basis. The fares for 2018/19 are as follows:

Fare Type 2018-19
Per Single Journey £2.10
Per Single Journey (Piccadilly & Victoria Stations) £1.50