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Multi-operator tickets

In addition to our own ticket options, there is an extensive range of multi-operator tickets available.


North East SmartZone

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

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.



Day Rover

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 - £3.40
Adult 2 zones - £4.30
Adult All zones - £5.00
Child All zones -  £1.20

The price varies depending upon the operator.

Find out more here.


Pop Pay As You Go

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.



Explorer North East

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.




Purchase your PLUSBUS bus pass with your National Rail train ticket for unlimited bus and train travel in your area.

PLUSBUS gives you unlimited bus and tram travel around the whole urban area of the train station you're travelling from and to.

Find out more about PLUSBUS tickets here.