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Transport and Travel


Many of our students use some form of public transport to get to Saint Ambrose College.

Responsibility for the school bus services rests with Transport for Greater Manchester TFGM.  There are however a number of different bus routes making the College accessible for students living in other areas.  We work closely with local transport providers to ensure safe, reliable transport for students.

Staff are on duty to supervise students at the end of the day to ensure they safely board the correct bus. For more information about the different options available, please contact us.


Walking and cycling

We encourage students to walk or cycle when possible. This allows students to gain independence and physical fitness levels are linked to positive health outcomes. We have a secure, covered bike rack at the front of school where students may leave their (locked) bicycles. 

For their own protection all students should wear a cycle helmet if they cycle to school. 

Travelling by car

If students are brought to school by car, we encourage parents to share when possible. Students should be dropped safely outside the school site. 

Please note that parents should not enter the school grounds via the main gates to drop-off their child or use the gateway as a lay-by

For parents who have to drive students to and from our school, please switch off your engine when waiting outside.

You may also consider parking further away and ask your son to walk the last part of the journey to help keep the air cleaner.


public transport

Train services to Altrincham and Hale are within a walk or bus ride of Saint Ambrose College.  In addition the Metrolink network provides easy access to Altrincham from many parts of Greater Manchester.  Further information is available from TfGM HERE.

bus services

School buses are available from local areas and operate on a ‘pay as you go’ basis but students may require an appropriate pass to receive concessionary fares.

More information on bus transport to Saint Ambrose College is available on the Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) website HERE.

TfGM have released their school bus services timetable and information booklet for the 2021-22 academic year. 

Updated timetables and key messages from TfGM are provided below.