Greater Manchester bus route 43

43 Skyline

Operator Stagecoach Manchester
Garage Hyde Road
Vehicle Alexander Dennis Enviro400 (Diesel and Hybrid)
Night-time Night Bus 43
Start Manchester Piccadilly bus station
Via University of Manchester
Manchester Royal Infirmary
West Didsbury
Benchill, Wythenshawe
End Manchester Airport
Length 10.3 miles (16.6 km)
Frequency 10 minutes (Mon-Sat daytime)
30 minutes (evenings, Sundays)
Journey time 44-72 minutes
Operates 24 hours
Fare £3.00
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Greater Manchester bus route 43 operates in Greater Manchester between Manchester Piccadilly bus station and Manchester Airport.


Route 43 is one of many "Skyline" links that connect various places to Manchester Airport. Prior to 2007 it ran every 10 minutes during the day, but on 2 September 2007 a night service was introduced, with buses operating every 30 minutes due to popular demand for a night link.[1][2][3]

Current route

Route 43 serves the busy Wilmslow Road bus corridor, which includes universities and hospitals. It is the only route in Greater Manchester to operate on Christmas Day.[4] It operates via these primary locations:


  1. Take the night bus This is Cheshire 6 September 2007
  2. Greenaway, Graham (10 September 2007). "All-night bus links Manchester Airport to town". Flight Hotel Reservations. Retrieved 3 April 2010.
  3. McGinty, Craig (12 September 2007). "All night bus service to Manchester Airport". Cheapflights. Retrieved 3 April 2010.
  4. Christmas services 22 December 2014 to 2 January 2015 Travel for Greater Manchester
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