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Arriva in the North East

County Durham & Darlington Tickets

Arriva has a choice of money-saving multi-journey tickets offering great value to customers who use our services within the North East. For our full network map click here.

You can now pre-purchase your Day Saver, Weekly Saver and 4-Weekly Saver tickets using your mobile phone. It's easy, hassle-free and you can save money on 4-Weekly Saver tickets too. Find out more about m-tickets or register for m-tickets now.


Buying tickets


North East All Zones

  Day Saver Weekly Saver Weekly Saver m-ticket or online price 4-Weekly Saver Annual Saver
Adult £7.70 £27.20 --- --- £995.00
Child £5.00 --- --- --- ---
Concessions £5.50 --- --- --- ---
Family £13.50 --- --- --- ---

Download a map of the North East ticket zones.

All zone tickets offer unlimited travel on Arriva services throughout the North East.

Day tickets are not valid on Moorsbus services or certain services operated under contract by external authorities.


Bishop Auckland Zone

Day Saver Weekly Saver 4-Weekly Saver Annual Saver     
£4.30 £16.90* --- £560.00

Tickets are valid for travel in the Bishop Auckland area including Howden le Wear, Witton le Wear, Toft Hill, West Auckland (Copeland Road), Shildon, Eldon, Kirk Merrington (Vicarage), Spennymoor High Street (Cheapside), Byers Green and Willington (Wear Valley View). 

* also valid for journeys on Service 6 between Bishop Auckland & Durham 

Download a map of the Bishop Auckland network


Darlington Zones

  Day Saver Weekly Saver 4-Weekly Saver Annual Saver
Darlington Town Zone adult £3.40 £12.30 --- £420.00
Darlington Town Zone child £1.70 £5.80 ---


Aycliffe and Darlington Zone £5.50 £16.00 £50.00 £455.00
Darlington Borough Zone child £2.60 £7.30 --- ---

Darlington town tickets are valid within Morton Park, Great Burdon, Beaumont Hill, Faverdale Grange/West Park, Edgecombe Drive, Coniscliffe Road Waterworks, Blackwell Lane Ends, Blands Corner and Darlington Football Ground. 

Aycliffe & Darlington Zone tickets are valid within Heighington/Red House Farm, Middridge, Rushyford, Longnewton Reservoir, Durham Tees Valley Airport, Hurworth, Blackwell Lane Ends, Blands Corner, Headlam Road End, Killerby Grange and Royal Oak.

Download a map of the Darlington network (from 27 Oct 2013)


Durham Zones

  Day Saver Weekly Saver 4-Weekly Saver Annual Saver
Durham City Zone £3.60 £13.00 --- £480.00
Brandon + Durham City Zone £4.10 £14.00 --- £480.00
Durham District Zone £6.40 £17.40 --- £590.00
Durham County Zone              £7.00 £25.00 --- £920.00
NEW East Durham Student Ticket  £3.60 £15.40  

Durham City tickets are valid in the Durham City area including Framwellgate Moor, Pity Me, Arnison Centre, Brasside, Belmont, Sherburn Village, High Shincliffe, Cock O'The North, Broompark and Bearpark. 

Brandon tickets are valid in the Durham City area (as above) and also in the Brandon area including Dere Park, Sawmills and Brandon. 

Durham District tickets are valid within Chester le Street, Brasside, Belmont, High Pittington, Sherburn Hill, Sherburn Village, Sherburn House Hospital, Kelloe, Coxhoe, Croxdale, Dere Park, Scripton Gill, New Brancepeth, Ushaw Moor and Bearpark. Extended to Esh Winning, Crook, Willington and Bishop Auckland

Durham County tickets are valid for travel on all services within the boundaries of County Durham. Durham County tickets can be used outside of County Durham if the journey from County Durham to outside the zone is a continuous, unbroken journey.

Durham District tickets are also valid throughout on Service X24.

Download a map of the Durham network  


East Durham Triple Ticket - Sunderland-Peterlee-Hartlepool Zones

  Day Saver Weekly Saver 4-Weekly Saver Annual Saver
Any 1 Zone £4.20 £17.20 --- £595.00
Any 2 Zones £4.90 £22.60 --- £907.00
All Zones £6.90 £26.10 --- £995.00

Download a map of the East Durham Triple Ticket network


East Durham Student Ticket

Day Saver Weekly Saver
£3.60 £15.40

East Durham Triple ticket - Sunderland - Peterlee - Hartlepool zones


X1 Routesaver (Darlington - Crook)

Day Saver Weekly Saver
£4.30 £20.00

Valid between Darlington & Crook (Low Mown Meadows Estate) on Services 1 and X1.

The X1 runs up to every 30 minutes, and where it runs along the same route as service 1, you can catch a bus up to every 15 minutes!


X2 Routesaver - Durham - Newcastle 

Day Ticket £5.00
Weekly Ticket      £15.00   

Valid: on the X2 service between Newcastle and Durham.

The X2 Routesaver offers you a fantastic deal on Day and Week tickets! You can catch a bus up to every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday daytimes.


Explorer tickets

Explorer Tickets are the only regionwide integrated public transport ticket. From the Scottish Borders throughout Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham, Teesside and North Yorkshire the Explorer North East ticket gives you the freedom to plan your days out. 

Valid on most bus services throughout the region including Arriva North East, Go North East and Stagecoach North East as well as the Tyne and Wear Metro and Shields Ferry. Tickets are available from bus drivers. 

  Day Ticket
Explorer - Adult £9.50
Explorer - Child/Concession £8.50
Explorer - Family £19.10

Explorer tickets are not valid on Moorsbus services and Go North East Nightbuses.


Terms of travel

  • Saver tickets can be used on any Arriva North East buses within the given zones except Moorsbus services. 
  • Children under 5 travel free with Arriva. Child fares conditions vary from area to area as follows:
    • County Durham
      Children under 5 years of age are carried free, providing they do not occupy a seat and are accompanied by a fare-paying passenger or a pass holder. Up to three children under 5 years of age may travel free with any passenger. Any more than three children under 5 years should be charged a discounted fare. Children aged 5 and under 14 are charged a discounted fare for any journey starting or finishing in County Durham.
    • Darlington Borough
      Within the Darlington Borough boundary children aged 5 and under 16 are charged a discounted fare. Please note that for any through-journey crossing the boundary from Darlington into Durham, Cleveland, Tyne and Wear or North Yorkshire the age limit is aged 5 to under 14.
  • Family tickets are for a group of 5 consisting of up to 2 adults and up to 3 children.
  • Losing your ticket is like losing money. Day, Week and 4-Weekly Savers will not be replaced. We may at our discretion replace Annual tickets (which have photo ID) if lost or stolen, provided that the occurrence has been reported to the police and we are satisfied that the ticket cannot be used for travel by any other person. A charge will be made for any ticket replacement.