Parklife Travel Pass

September 11th & 12th 2021

The Fastest and Easiest Way to Travel to and from Heaton Park

A partnership with Transport for Greater Manchester, Metrolink, Manchester City Council and Parklife. Offering great flexibility and the quickest route to the festival, the Parklife Travel Pass allows you to travel on either the direct Parklife Shuttle bus or Metrolink services from Manchester City Centre. The Parklife Shuttle bus drops off right inside the festival site. Please take care not to lose your travel wristband. We do not offer replacements if it is lost, and you will have to pay for another ticket. Tickets can be found on the Tickets section of the website. Read the Travel Pass Terms & Conditions

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Parklife Shuttle


The Parklife Shuttle Bus high frequency service begins in the City Centre from Aytoun Street (M1 2DD – corner of Minshull St. near Piccadilly train station) and drops off right inside the festival site, running from:

– Saturday 11th September: 09:30hrs to 17:00hrs

– Sunday 12th September: 10:30hrs to 17:00 hrs

Return Bus Service from Heaton Park to City Centre starts at 18:30 until late

Please Note: Parklife Travel Pass tickets must be exchanged for a wristband prior to boarding the Parklife Shuttle Bus or Metrolink; e-tickets are not valid for travel

Please Note: Heaton Park Metrolink station will be closed from 18:30


Open on the Saturday 11th September & 12th September.

Aytoun St (at Parklife Shuttle Bus departure point) 09:30 – 17:00

Cathedral Gardens 10:00 – 17:00 (in front of the National Football Museum) near to Victoria train station.

Further information and full terms and conditions available at: Here


To get to Heaton Park using the Metrolink you will need to board the tram to Bury and get off at the Heaton Park stop. Metrolink operate a regular service throughout the day with each stop having an LED departure board with up to date times.

If you wish to use the Metrolink to get back to the city centre after after 6pm then you will need to go to the Bowker Vale stop. Directions to the stop will be signposted by all the customer exits. Heaton Park Metrolink station will close at 18:00 hrs on both event days.

Please take care not to loose your travel wristband. We do not offer replacements if it is lost, and you will have to pay for another ticket.

Coach Travel

Big Green Coach (link: is the OFFICIAL and EXCLUSIVE coach travel + ticket partner to Parklife 2021.

Big Green Coach will be running low cost Day Return coach services on both Saturday & Sunday. Secure your seat with just a £10 deposit and pay the rest later.

All coaches are scheduled to arrive for doors opening and depart for home only after all the music has finished. As the Official Travel Partner, no one gets you closer, we will drop you right at the gates!

Forget expensive hotels, leaving early to get the last train home or being designated driver. Party hard all day and we will get you back to your own bed. In fact, you can sleep all the way back on our executive coach.

Choose your departure location from: Barnsley, Birkenhead, Birmingham, Bradford, Bristol, Chester, Doncaster, Huddersfield, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, London (Victoria Coach Station), Nottingham, Preston, Sheffield, Stoke-on-Trent, Warrington and York.

Book now, with just a £10 deposit