MGS is a truly regional school, and pupils travel to us from across the North West, including places as far away as Preston, Sheffield, Buxton and Stoke-on-Trent. Boys enjoy the independence their journeys give them.

The Friends Scheme aims to connect boys starting at MGS with an older pupil who is able to accompany them on their school journeys for the first few days of the school year.

To download a copy of the map showing all the locations from where boys travel to MGS click here.

MGS Shuttle Services

We operate four shuttle bus services, running on the following routes:

  • City Centre Shuttle - Victoria and Piccadilly Stations. To view the timetable click here.


  • Altrincham Shuttle - Altrincham, Timperley, Bowdon, Hale.

         To view the timetable for Junior School boys, click here.

         To view the timetable for Senior School boys, click here.


  • Cheadle Shuttle - Cheadle, Bramhall, Hazel Grove. To view the timetable click here.


  • Worsley Shuttle - Ellenbrook, Worsley, Monton. To view the timetable click here.

Termly and annual passes for these services can be purchased via ParentPay. 

All four services also have seat belts and run a late service to enable our pupils to participate in after-school activities.

Private Bus Services

Private services are also available to parents in the following locations:

  • Macclesfield, Alderley Edge, Prestbury, Wilmslow. To view the timetables, click here.
  • Knutsford. To view the timetable, click here.
  • Whitefield. To view the timetable, click here.
  • Warrington, Lymm and surrounding areas. To view the Warrington/ Lymm / Manchester Schools route, click here. 

A list of all our transport service providers, their routes and their contact details can be viewed by clicking here.

Map of Bus Departure and Arrival Points 

A map showing the locations where each bus departs and arrives at MGS can be downloaded here:

Other Bus Services

There are a number of public bus services that connect MGS to areas within Greater Manchester. Up to date information, timetables and journey planners can be found by clicking on this link.

There are a number of options to purchase a concessionary travel pass. For more information about the Scholars Concessionary Permit, click here. To download an igo Application Form, click here 

Pupils can also apply for an Our Pass card, available to 16-18-year-olds across Greater Manchester. To apply, click here

Rail Travel to MGS

An increasing number of our boys are opting to take faster train and Metrolink services before connecting with the MGS Shuttle at Manchester Victoria and Manchester Piccadilly. This has proved to be very successful for pupils who live in Sheffield, Warrington, Wigan, Bolton, Rochdale, Oldham, Stalybridge, Marple, Glossop and the High Peak, and Congleton.

Severe Weather

We monitor forecasts closely and the arrangements for decision-making and communication when severe weather warnings are issued can be read here.

Additional Information

We are happy to provide suggested travel arrangements. If you need further information, please contact our Transport Co-ordinator, Nicole Reynolds (email