Following changes to government guidance in England and Wales more seats are available on our buses and standing is allowed. There will also be more seats available in Scotland.
Please continue to wear a face covering throughout your journey, unless you’re exempt.
For the latest travel information for England, Wales and Scotland, see our Coronavirus page.
Get unlimited travel on Stagecoach, Go North East and Arriva buses with SmartZone! You can load a SmartZone ticket onto your smart card.
A SmartZone ticket:
is valid on Stagecoach, Go North East and Arriva buses
is available for Newcastle, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Sunderland and Tees Valley
gives you unlimited travel within your chosen zone with one ticket
can easily be replaced or cancelled if lost
will be sold and accepted by other transport operators in the future
All SmartZone 7 day tickets for Newcastle, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Sunderland and Teesside can be bought on the bus from your driver. These tickets can be loaded onto a StagecoachSmart card, a Go North East Key Card or an Arriva Connect card.
Tickets bought on the bus will be loaded onto your smart card immediately. You'll then have unlimited travel on Stagecoach, Go North East buses and Arriva buses in your chosen zone.
If you buy your ticket on the Go North East or Arriva website, your first journey must be on a bus from that company.
You can use your SmartZone ticket throughout your chosen zone, including:
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| South Tyneside
|| North Tyneside
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