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Manchester Hop on Hop Off bus

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Manchester Hop on Hop Off bus

We're planning a trip to Manchester next month. On most city trips we tend to use the Hop on Hop off bus to get our bearings and decide what we want to see over the 4 days. Is the Manchester one worth taking?


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1. Re: Manchester Hop on Hop Off bus

I can't comment on the HOHO tour, except that I note it takes 90 minutes & includes the Trafford Centre, Old Trafford & the Eithad - from that I'd guess the city centre element is pretty short.

You may be interested in the free MetroShuttle buses. There are three loops purely around the centre that run every few minutes until early evening. They're single-deckers and there is no commentary and they don't get out as far as the Trafford Centre etc, but very handy in the centre! Link for routemaps & times (pdf downloads):


There are walking tours that may be of interest:




As to what to see there are several guides on here and the reviews of "attractions" may also provide suggestions:


If you want more help, an idea of the sorts of things that interest you will probably lead to plenty of ideas.

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2. Re: Manchester Hop on Hop Off bus

I could be wrong, but I think that you have found an outdated web site. I haven't seen that bus for some time.

The city centre is served by free Metroshuttle bus services. The buses are frequent and you can hop on and off at will.


Anywhere away from the city centre can easily be reached by the trams, or buses. The cost of daysaver tickets is around £4.00.


Let us know if you require specific travel information, .

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3. Re: Manchester Hop on Hop Off bus

there are reviews on here, and it doesn't look like it's a hoho tour.

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4. Re: Manchester Hop on Hop Off bus

Thank you, some really useful information there.

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