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Arriva in the North East

Our ticket options

We have various money saving options available for frequent travellers within the North East!

Ranging from Single & Return tickets, to regionwide Day and Weekly Saver tickets, or even route specific Day and Weekly Saver tickets, we have the right ticket for you!

Below are details of each ticket type we offer, however by clicking on the ticket type in the column to the left, you can view ticket options and prices for each of the tickets we offer.

  • Single & Return Tickets
    For one off journeys, we offer single trip tickets. If you're planning to return, you can save money by buying a return ticket!

  • Day, Week & Annual Savers
    Within each region, all of our relevant Day, Week & Annual saver tickets are listed, with prices and detailed validity points. Each of our saver tickets allows for unlimited travel on all Arriva services within the validity of the ticket (some restrictions do apply and these are noted where applicable).

  • Routesavers
    For regular travellers who use only one service, we offer route specific Routesaver tickets, which allow unlimited travel on a specific service or part of for a set period of time.

  • Fares for Young People
    We have some great fares for children and students in full time education across our network, available in Day, Week, Term or Annual tickets.

  • Concessionary Fares
    Free or discounted travel is available across the region for holders of English National Concessionary Travel Scheme passes.

  • Other Fares
    Various other fares available, including multi-operator schemes such as Explorer and Easyrider.

 

Also, we've got plenty of ways for you to buy your bus tickets. From dedicated apps to local shops, we've got it covered.

Four Easy Ways to Buy Tickets

Buying your Arriva North East tickets online

You can buy Arriva North East Day Saver, Weekly Saver, 4-Weekly Saver, Annual Saver and Student Saver tickets quickly and securely through our online store. Choose whether you want the ticket delivered direct to your mobile phone or, for the longer life tickets, sent to you in the post.

Not sure what zone you need?

Arriva m-ticket appBuy Arriva North East bus tickets on your mobile phone

You can buy Arriva North East Day Saver, Weekly Saver, 4-Weekly Saver, Annual Saver and Student Saver tickets quickly and securely on your mobile phone using the Arriva m-ticket app.

All you need to do is download our free Arriva m-ticket app and then you can buy Arriva North East Day Saver, Weekly Saver, 4-Weekly Saver, Annual Saver and Student Saver tickets any time, any place, on your mobile phone. Buy whenever it’s convenient – in advance if you want - and then activate your ticket when you’re ready to start using it for travel.

You’ll need to activate your ticket while you’re connected to the internet – so probably best at home or at work where you have good WiFi or 3G signal. Once you’ve done that – and it takes only a few seconds – just display the ticket on your phone screen, show it to the bus driver and hop aboard!

Watch the m-ticket video to see just how easy it is to travel with an Arriva m-ticket.

Buying your tickets from the Arriva North East bus driver

You can buy single and return tickets and Day Saver tickets from the Arriva North East bus driver as you get on the bus. In some areas you can also buy Weekly Saver tickets on bus.

Pay cash or present your contactless debit/credit card to the Arriva North East bus driver as you get on the bus for single or return tickets. If you’re making several journeys in the day a Day Saver ticket may well save you money, and in some regions you can also buy Weekly Saver tickets from the driver.

The driver will also be able to advise you on the best ticket to get.

It’s a huge help to the bus driver if you are able to tender the correct money – particularly if he or she is running low on change. We regret that we aren’t able to accept £50 notes or card payments on the bus.

If you’re not sure how much your single or return ticket will cost you can find out from our customer service team

Buying your Arriva North East tickets at your local convenience store

You can buy Arriva North East Weekly Saver or 4-Weekly Saver tickets over the counter at local shops displaying the PayPoint or Payzone signs.

What could be easier when you pop to the shop for a paper or some milk than picking up your Arriva North East Weekly or 4-Weekly Saver bus tickets at the same time?
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