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Following government announcements on the roadmap out of lockdown and plans to gradually restore greater normality to everyday lives, we're making plans to get more services back on the road, including school services from 8th March. Please continue to check our latest timetables page for more information.

Let's keep working together to make travel as safe as possible. We're still doing enhanced cleaning and limiting available seats. You can help by avoiding busy times, using contactless payment where you can, keeping your distance and taking your litter with you.

You must wear a face covering throughout your journey, unless you are exempt.

Find out more on our travelling safely pages for England, Wales and Scotland. You can keep up to date by checking our main Coronavirus page.

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North Shields to Whitley Bay on the Seasider

Out of service for Autumn / Winter - stay tuned for future updates!


Where does it go and how often?

Departing from North Shields Ferry Landing, the Seasider takes in Tynemouth, Cullercoats and Whitley Bay.

The Seasider operates from North Shields Ferry at 09:57 and runs every half hour until 15:27 every weekend, Bank Holidays and during school holidays, making 12 journeys each day. 

The service also departs Whitley Bay Metro Station at 10:20 and operates every 30 minutes until 15:50, when it heads back along the coast to North Shields Ferry Landing.

Download the full Seasider timetable.

Watch our Seasider route animation


Hop-on, hop-off for just £4.00

Single journeys on the Seasider are £2.50, or travel all day for £4.00!

You also get more value from Tyne and Wear   dayrider/megarider  PLUS,   VIP Under 19 tickets, Network One Zone 3 tickets, concessionary passes and Nexus U16 CAT day tickets.


On-route attractions

  • Spanish City'the north east's most iconic venue' - newly renovated with a selection of restaurants, cafes, bars and markets
  • Tynemouth Priory and Castle (English Heritage)
  • Blue Reef Aquarium
  • Tynemouth Market
  • Storm Cellar'Whitley Bay's finest bottle shop and tasting room' 


Special offers

To celebrate the launch, Seasider bus ticket holders are entitled to the following discounts:

  • £2.00 discount per person (adult or child) at Blue Reef Aquarium
  • 25% discount for adult tickets at Tynemouth Priory
  • 20% off at Trenchers Restaurant at Spanish City
  • 25% off Black Storm products at Storm Cellar


See full   terms and conditions  for special offers.