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 available as Smart Tickets, to be loaded onto Smartcards. From 19th February, only one day tickets will be available in paper format. From that date you will need a smart card to continue to use 3, or 7 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 £4.90 £4 £4.90 £4
3 consecutive days

Paper tickets of 3 to 28 days are no longer available.

Click here for how to get a smartcard

£12 £10
7 consecutive days £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 £3    
2 people £5    

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) £200 £165 Buy now
6 months pre-loaded Smartcard (26 weeks) £385 £300 Buy now
1 year pre-loaded Smartcard (52 weeks) £750 £550 Buy now
Term Rover Tickets - Under 20s only
Term Dates of validity Under 20s Price  
Autumn Term 2nd September 2016 to 22nd December 2016 £170 Sales Closed
Spring Term 5th January 2017 to 11th April 2017 £165 Sales Closed
Summer Term 18th April 2017 to 21st July 2017 £160 Buy now


 * - 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