National lockdown restrictions are in place across England until 2 December but bus services are running as normal. You should only travel for work, education or other permitted reasons.
In South Wales, all of our timetables will go back to what we were running before the 'firebreak' lockdown. There will also be some timetable changes to a number of Aberdare services to improve connectivity.
The new tier system is in operation across Scotland, but if you need to travel, make sure you're up-to-date with what's happening in your area by checking the local government guidance.
We've put in place measures to allow you to travel safely including limiting available seats on buses and enhanced cleaning. Unless you’re exempt, you must wear a face covering throughout your journey. Please avoid busy times, use contactless payment where you can, keep your distance and take your litter with you. Stay up to date on our Coronavirus page.
In addition to our own ticket options, there is an extensive range of multi-operator tickets available.
The smart way to get around the North East by bus. Get unlimited travel in your chosen area on Stagecoach, Go North East and Arriva buses with SmartZone!
The following SmartZone tickets are available:
Network One Travel Tickets give you unlimited travel in Tyne and Wear by most buses, the Metro, Sunderland to Blaydon rail line or Shields Ferry.
Available for a day, 1, 4 or 52 week periods, choose from 1, 2 or All Zone tickets.
For more information and to buy your ticket visit the Network One website.
Unlimited travel in Tyne and Wear from only £3.90 a day.
Travel where you want, when you want, how you want by bus, Metro, train or ferry with a Day Rover ticket.
For more information on the Day Rover ticket, please visit the Network One website.
Need to make a journey using a combination of the bus, Metro or ferry in Tyne and Wear? Our Transfare tickets allow you to buy just one ticket.
Transfare allows you to make a journey of two legs on different types of transport eg bus and Metro, Metro and ferry, and rail and bus.
You must start the second part of your journey within 90 minutes of buying your ticket.
Adult 1 zone - £2.90
Adult 2 zones - £3.60
Adult All zones - £4.30
Child All zones - £1.20
The price varies depending upon the operator.
Find out more here.
Pop Pay As You Go (PAYG) is a smart way to pay for public transport in North East England.
Simply top up your Pop PAYG card and use it to pay for your journeys on Metro, on almost all buses and the Shields Ferry.
Pop PAYG is valid on services in Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham and the Tees Valley.
Get your Pop PAYG card and find out how to top up on the Nexus website.
Get 1 day’s unlimited travel in the North East with our Explorer ticket. You’ll be able to travel from the Scottish Borders down to Richmond in the south and Carlisle in the west.
You’ll be able to use it on Stagecoach Cumbria services within the Carlisle City area and Route 685 (Carlisle to Newcastle), trains between Newcastle and Sunderland and the Shields Ferry.
You’ll also be able to use it on local bus services operated by Stagecoach North East, Arriva North East, Go North East, Travelsure and Tyne & Wear Metro.
Adult - £10.90
Child (16 or under) One Day - £5.70
Family (1 or 2 adults & up to 3 children) One Day - £20.60
For more information on the Explorer North East ticket, visit the Network One website.