Rover tickets

Rover is our most popular ticket type and allows unlimited* travel on Rosso.

As well as regular priced Rover tickets for adults, we also offer discounted Rover tickets for young people under 20 years old.

Most Rover tickets are now issued as Smart Tickets, to be loaded onto Smartcards.

One day tickets are available in paper format.

You will need a smart card to use our 7 & 28 day tickets - getting a smart card is easy, click here for more information.

 Tickets for longer durations can be bought online here on this website.

If you travel on Rosso only within Greater Manchester, a GMsaver ticket may be better value - click here fore information

Buy On Bus     
Ticket Type 
Paper Tickets Smart  Tickets
Regular (adult) price

Under 20s Price

Regular (adult) price Under 20s Price

1 Person

1 day


£4 £5 £4
7 consecutive days

Paper tickets of 7 to 28 days are no longer available.

Click here for how to get a smartcard

£20 £15
28 consecutive days £70 £55

2 people

A day’s unlimited* travel across our network for upto 2 people travelling together


£5 after 6pm


A day's unlimited* travel across our network for upto five people (of any age) travelling together  £10    

Evening RoverEvening

Unlimited travel after 6pm 1 person


2 people



Concessionary passholder accompanied by children

Concessionary passholders can buy a 1 day ticket* for accopanying children under 16. Children must travel must be accompanied by a concessionary passholder whilst travelling.

£1.50 per child : buy-on bus

Available from 0930hrs on Mon-Fri and all day at weekends. 


Buy online
 Ticket Duration Regular (Adult) Price Under 20s Price  
3 months pre-loaded Smartcard (13 weeks) £215


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6 months pre-loaded Smartcard (26 weeks) £400 £310 Buy now
1 year pre-loaded Smartcard (52 weeks) £750 £585 Buy now
Term Rover Tickets - Under 20s only
Term Dates of validity Under 20s Price  
Autumn Term 1 4th September 2017 to 22nd December 2017 £185 Buy now
Spring Term 2 8th January 2018 to 29th March 2018 £145 On sale from December 2017
Summer Term 3 18th April 2018 to 20th July 2018 £175 On sale from March 2018


 * - Restrications apply on most schoolday services operated under contract to Transport for Greater Manchester.

Click here for full terms and conditions relating to online ticket sales