In line with the latest government guidance, we've put in place further measures in England to help customers practice social distancing. This includes limiting the available seats on buses.
Face coverings are compulsory when using public transport in England and Scotland. In Wales it is compulsory to wear a three layer face covering on public transport. It is also now compulsory to wear face coverings when using indoor public transport hubs in England only.
The safety of our customers and employees is our priority, so please avoid busy times, use contactless payment and take your litter with you. For up to date information see 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.