Bus Advertising

Take your brand to town

Manchester offers advertisers a variety of OOH media with which to reach any target audience, with bus advertising being one of the most direct routes to any large and valuable audience in Greater Manchester. From Moston to Didsbury, Stagecoach to Arriva,  students to professionals bus advertising in Manchester has it all and more, as well as one of the busiest bus routes in Europe. Giving access to a total population of over 3 Million. 

Whether you want to reach shoppers along oxford road, tourists in and around Piccadilly gardens or commuters as they make their way around the city, bus advertising in Manchester offers unrivalled coverage and exposure.

why manchester buses


1.2 billion passenger journeys in Greater Manchester each year


The UK’s busiest bus route is in Manchester with one bus per minute


40% of Manchester bus passengers are ABC1


Greater Manchester has an extensive bus network covering approximately 52.5 million miles


Manchester has an annual ridership of over 225 million passengers

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    T Side

    T-sides and Mega T-sides are designed to dominate the town and city centres of the UK. Huge towering adverts with room to truly push your creative options.


    Same size as Streetliners, but this time only on double decker buses. This additional height of advert gives advertisers the visibility necessary in the busier towns and cities.


    Streetliners are placed on single decker buses. They run down the side of the bus and crucially are at eye level for pedestrians. One of the most cost efficient formats in the transport environment.

    Bus Rears

    A staple component of many campaigns, bus rears are a tried and tested route to market. Giving broad coverage at attractive rates, bus rear advertising is often used alongside other formats to magnify a campaign. Mega rears are similarly located on the back of the bus, but are a much larger version giving greater impact.

    Mega Rears

    An Ideal format for the high rise city centre and available on both single & double deck buses, this format offers scale on an otherwise unattainable level in certain areas. Mega Rears provide a wide range of views during rush hour, with the dwell time allowing your audience to see, absorb and recall your ad.

    Bus Stops & Shelters

    Bus stops give UK wide access to millions of people. High dwell times with the choice of poster or digital versions. Visible to road users, pedestrians and key audiences.


    Headliners will give your campaign exposure and frequency with any Greater Manchester audience. The average dwell time for Bus Headliner ad’s is over 20 minutes, meaning you can use longer copy to give your audience more information and encourage a direct response.

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    The North West’s biggest city has been included in a the National Geographic’s annual “Best of the World” and is the only UK destination to feature. With its large volumes of international Students and its well travelled domestic population Manchester is a the place to be for any tourism authority or travel agent.  The Manchester bus is often used as part of a tourism campaign. Town visiting authorities, tourism boards and attraction sites all utilise the power of Buses. Targeted to heavily populated / visited locations to give you the maximum exposure for your marketing budget.

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    Manchester is home to one third largest in the United Kingdom by retail space “the Trafford Centre” and its plethora of shopping districts, bus advertising in the retail and services sector has long been a main component for most campaigns in Manchester.

    Bus formats can deliver a successful campaign due to the different format features and its ability to relay your message on a national or local scale.


    Manchester is home to the most prestigious university’s outside of London with large swathes of international students which makes Bus advertising is an ideal out of home format to utilise in any marketing or recruitment campaign for educational establishments.

    With operators throughout the country, bus advertising gives you the ability to reach audiences in their immediate areas, as well as the ability to target neighbouring towns or cities.