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PAYG on Metro

Pop Pay As You Go (PAYG) is the smart and exciting way to pay for public transport in North East England. Simply top up your Pop PAYG card and pay for your journeys as you make them.

 

Zone(s)SingleDaily cap
One zone£1.50£2.60
Two zones£2.40£3.70
All zones£3.10£4.70

 

PAYG on Bus

Use the balance on your Pop PAYG card to buy your normal single, return or day ticket from the driver.

PAYG on Ferry

Use the balance on your Pop PAYG card to pay for single and day tickets on the Shields Ferry.

Metro Day Ticket

Day tickets allow unlimited travel on various forms of transport. Prices vary depending on the how many zones you're travelling in.

 

Zone(s)PricePrice from 2 Jan 2019
One Zone£3.00£3.10
Two Zones£4.10£4.20
All Zones£5.10£5.20

 

Bus day tickets

All the main bus operators offer a day ticket, which may save you money if you are making more than a return journey on their services in one day.

Ferry DaySaver

The Ferry DaySaver allows you unlimited travel on the Shields Ferry for a full day. Buy on board the ferry for £2.80.

£2.80 / *£2.90

Full details

Metro Single

Single tickets are valid on Metro, Shields Ferry* and on local rail services between Newcastle and Sunderland.

 

Zone(s)PricePrice from 2 Jan 2019
One Zone£1.80£1.90
Two Zones£2.70£2.80
All Zones£3.40£3.50

 

Bus single and return fares

You can buy single tickets direct from the driver, just state your destination when you board the bus.

Ferry single fares

Valid for one journey.  Buy on board the ferry.

£1.60 / *£1.70

Full details

Rail single and return fares

The single adult rail fare for journeys on Northern Rail services between Newcastle and Sunderland is £3.30.

Metro Season Ticket

If you commute or travel on Metro regularly then a Metro Season Ticket is for you.

 

ZonesOne WeekFour WeeksAnnual
One Zone£10.80£37.90£419.00 ♦
Two Zones£16.00£55.70£585.00 ♦
All Zones£21.70£73.70£647.00

Prices from 2 Jan 2019

ZonesOne WeekFour WeeksAnnual
One Zone£11.10£39.10£432.50 ♦
Two Zones£16.50£57.50£604.00 ♦
All Zones£22.40£76.00£668.00

Bus season tickets

If you travel frequently by bus, save money with a season ticket.

FerrySaver

Available for 1 or 4 weeks travel.  (*only available with a Pop card.)  **price change from 2 January 2019

DurationPrice
1 week£10.60   (**£10.40)
4 weeks*£37.30   (**£36.50)

Ferry Carnet

You get 10 single journeys for the price of 8.  Buy on board the ferry or from Nexus TravelShops at North Shields or South Shields.

£12.80 / *£13.60

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Rail season tickets

If you’re a regular commuter from stations outside Tyne and Wear, you could save money by buying a weekly, monthly or annual season ticket.

Network One Travel Ticket

 

See our Christmas 2018 special *offer prices (valid from 28 November until 1 January 2019).

If you're travelling regularly on Metro and bus, or using buses run by different operators, save money with a Network One Travel Ticket.

Bus student day tickets

Save money on day tickets on buses if you're a student.

Student Metro Season Ticket

Student Metro Season Tickets are available to students with a valid Student ID card and gives you 30% discount off an adult season ticket.

Bus student season tickets

Students can save loads of money with special tickets and passes from bus operators.

Pop blue

If you're aged 18 or under Pop blue is the brand new way to pay for your Metro travel. A Pop blue card gives you special discounted fares on Metro that are much cheaper than buying adult Single or Day Tickets.

 SingleAll day
All zones£1£2

 

Bus single and day tickets for 16-18 year olds

If you're 16-18, save money on single and day tickets on buses.

18 and Under Ferry tickets

Simple and affordable new fares on the Shields Ferry for young people and 18 and under with a Pop blue card.

18 and Under Ferry Single Ticket18 and Under Ferry Day Ticket
£1£2

 

18 and Under Metro Season Ticket

Save money with an 18 and under Metro Season Ticket

 

ZonesOne Week Four weeks 
All Zones£7.70 £29.00 
All Zone from 2 Jan 2019£7.90 £29.90 

Bus season tickets for 16-18 year olds

If you're aged 16-18, you can save loads of money with special tickets and passes from bus operators.

Network One Student and Young People Ticket

See our Christmas 2018 special *offer prices (valid from 28 November until 1 January 2019).

Young people aged under 19 and full-time students can save loads of money with a Network One Student Ticket.

Corporate Metro Season Ticket

With our Corporate Metro Season Ticket your staff get unlimited Metro travel from £10.46 a week*. There's no minimum purchase and the best part is it won't cost you a penny. All you have to do is buy discounted all zones annual Metro Season Tickets for your staff, then recover the costs over the year from their salary.

*based on an annual ticket

 

Number of ticketsPrice Per ticketFrom 2 Jan 2019
1-19£554.00£571.00
20-39£549.00£566.00
40+£544.00£562.00

Metro Business Pass

With a Metro Business Pass staff can travel anywhere on the Metro system between the hours of 9.30am and 5.00pm, Monday-Friday.

£174 (From 2 Jan 2019 £179.50)

Full details

Adult Transfare

You can buy a Transfare ticket when your journey includes travelling on more than one type of transport in Tyne and Wear, eg Metro and bus, or bus and ferry.

Network One Day Rover - Adult

This adult ticket offers one day's unlimited travel within Tyne and Wear.

Metro Gold Card

Unlimited travel on Metro, the Shields Ferry and Northern Rail services between Newcastle and Sunderland from 9.30am Monday-Friday, all day at weekends, on public holidays and throughout July and August with a Metro Gold Card.

 

ZonePrice
Live in Tyne and Wear£12 a year
Live outside Tyne and Wear£24 a year

Concessionary bus fare

If you have a Concessionary Travel (CT) Pass, and live in Tyne and Wear you can travel free of charge on buses in Tyne and Wear from 9.30am Monday-Friday and all day at weekends and Bank Holidays.

Concessionary ferry fare

60p each single journey (you must have a Tyne and Wear Concessionary Travel Pass).  Ticket is valid 9.30am Monday-Friday and all day at weekends and public holidays.  You can travel free on the Shields Ferry if you have a Metro Gold Card (conditions apply*).

Concessionary rail fare

If you have a Concessionary Travel (CT) Pass, you can travel for 50p on Northern Rail services between Newcastle and Metrocentre/Blaydon from 9.30am Monday-Friday and all day at weekends and Bank Holidays.

Under 16 Child All-day Ticket (U16 CAT)

Children with an Under 16 Pop card can travel on public transport in Tyne and Wear for just £1.10 a day with an Under 16 Child All-day Ticket (U16 CAT).

Metro Child Day Ticket

Unlimited travel on Metro for under 16s.

£1.30 (From 2 Jan 2019 £1.40)

Full details

Metro Child single

Children with an Under 16 Pop card can travel for the concessionary child single fare of 60p.

Children aged 5-15 who don't have an Under 16 Pop card travel for the commercial child single fare of 80p.

You may be asked for proof of age.

Child bus fare

The fare for a single bus journey is 60p at any time, on any day if you have an Under 16 Pop card.

Child ferry fare

One single journey on the Shields Ferry costs 60p or you can travel all day for £1.10 (on all modes of transport) - you will need an Under 16 Pop card to buy both of these tickets.

£0.60 / *£0.70

Full details

Child rail fare

The fare for a single journey on Northern Rail services between Newcastle and Sunderland, and Newcastle and Metrocentre/Blaydon is 60p at any time, on any day if you have an Under 16 Pop card.

Child Transfare

Buy a Transfare ticket when you want to travel on two types of transport to make your journey in Tyne and Wear - if you don't have an Under 16 Pop card.

£1.00 / *£1.10

Full details

Network One Day Rover - Child

A Junior Rover ticket gives one day's unlimited travel within Tyne and Wear.

Metro Class and Youth Group Metro pass

The Class and Youth Group Metro Pass is valid for up to 40 students aged 18 and under and up to 10 accompanying adults travelling in a group. You must be travelling in a group and after 9.00am.

 

Number of passesPer day Per term Annual 
One£32.10 £97.40 £250.60 
Two£50.70 £160.60 £444.50 

From 2 Jan 2019

Number of passesPer day Per term Annual 
One£33.10 £100.50 £258.50 
Two£52.30 £165.70 £458.60 

Child Season Ticket

School Passes allow you to pay for school journeys in advance so there is no need to find change for fares every day.

Network One Day Rover - Family

This ticket offers one day's unlimited travel within Tyne and Wear.

Companion Card

A Companion Card lets you take someone with you free of charge when you travel on buses in Tyne and Wear, County Durham, Northumberland and Darlington.

Explorer North East - Child

Valid for children (aged 15 and under) at a concessionary price and offers a whole day's unlimited travel in Tyne and Wear and beyond.

Explorer North East - Family

Explorer North East family ticket is valid for a family of one or two adults and up to three children (aged 15 and under) for a whole day's unlimited travel in Tyne and Wear and beyond.

Explorer North East - Adult

Offers a whole day's unlimited travel in Tyne and Wear and beyond.

Children under five

Accompanied children aged under five travel free on all public transport in Tyne and Wear.

Bridge Card

Nexus, in partnership with bus operators and the 5 local authorities in Tyne and Wear are introducing the Bridge Card to anyone who may need additional support whilst travelling.

Add on ticket

This ticket allows you to add a different zone(s) to your Metro Season Ticket or Student Season Ticket for one day. Ideal if you wish to travel beyond the validity of your ticket.

 

Zone(s)PriceFrom 2 Jan 2019
One Zone£3.00£3.10
Two Zones£4.10£4.20
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