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
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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