With a Stagecoach VIP card, you can buy discounted bus tickets for all Stagecoach buses in Tyne and Wear, Teesside and Hartlepool.
Once you have your card you can present it to your driver each time you buy or use a VIP ticket on board, to prove that you're under 19.
You do not need to provide ID to buy or use your VIP ticket. However, to avoid any confusion when you buy your ticket or get on the bus, you can prove you’re a VIP (between 5 and 18 years old) with one of the following:
Keep an eye on the expiry date, to make sure yours is valid and you always benefit from this great saving!
The VIP ID card is FREE each year! If you haven't got yours, you can download our VIP application form and send it back to: VIP ID Card, Stagecoach, The Wheatsheaf Offices, Sunderland SR5 1AQ.
You should receive your card within a week. However, our VIP card makers can become very busy at the start of the new academic year, so please allow 2 weeks in August and September.
You can also drop your application form into us at our travel shop on Stockton High Street. We will try to make up your card while you wait but, at busy times, we might ask you to leave it with us and we'll post it out to you.
Please note: you can no longer obtain a card in person at The Wheatsheaf Offices.
A replacement for lost or stolen cards costs £3.00. To replace a VIP card, complete the VIP application form again and send this to us with a passport-sized photograph, then make a debit or credit card payment over the phone on 0191 566 0231 (Mon-Fri, 09:00-17:00). The card holder must make the call.
Your VIP ticket allows you to travel anywhere on Stagecoach North East buses in Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and the Tees Valley.
That includes Newcastle, South Shields, Sunderland, Hartlepool, Stockton and Middlesbrough...plus into Ponteland and Darras Hall on routes X77, X78 and X79.
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|Ticket type||Price||Available from|
|£1.00||your driver (Tyne and Wear and Hartlepool ONLY)|
|one day||£2.50||your driver / mobile app|
|7 days||£8.50||your driver / mobile app|
Prices are valid from August 2018. Rest assured, VIP will always give you great value!