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Arriva in the North East

Multi-Operator Tickets

We offer a wide range of tickets if your journey with us also involves the Tyne & Wear Metro, Shields Ferry, National Rail trains or buses run by other companies.

 

Ticket What Is It For?
Explorer North East Unlimited travel throughout northeast England on Arriva, Stagecoach and Go North East buses, plus Tyne & Wear Metro, Shields Ferry and National Rail trains between Blaydon and Sunderland
Discover North Northumberland Explore the North Northumberland coast and countryside with unlimited travel on Arriva North East, PCL Travel, Travelsure and Borders Buses services
Network One Unlimited travel on all types of transport (bus, metro, Shields Ferry and National Rail train) in Tyne & Wear
Transfare One-off journeys involving two types of transport (bus, metro, Shields Ferry or National Rail train) in Tyne & Wear
Teesside Tripper Unlimited travel for one day on on all Arriva North East and Stagecoach buses around Teesside
North East SmartZone Unlimited travel for one week or four weeks on all Arriva North East, Go North East and Stagecoach buses in Tyne & Wear. Brought to you on a Smartcard
TeesRider SmartZone Unlimited travel for one week or four weeks on all Arriva North East, Go North East and Stagecoach buses in the Tees Valley. Brought to you on a Smartcard
Plusbus Unlimited bus travel in the area around a railway station before and/or after a train journey

 

Explorer North East

Explorer tickets are a great value way to see the whole of the northeast, including the Scottish Borders, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, County Durham, Teesside and North Yorkshire.

  One Day
Adult £10.50
Child £5.50
Family* £20.00

*Family tickets are for a minimum of one adult and one child, and a maximum of two adults and three children travelling together.

Explorer North East tickets are valid all day on the following services:

  • All Arriva North East buses, except Dalesbus, Moorsbus & Whitby Park and Ride
  • All Go North East buses, except the AD122
  • All Stagecoach North East buses
  • Stagecoach in Cumbria service 685
  • All Weardale Motor Services buses, except the X21 between Stanhope and Newcastle
  • All Travelsure buses
  • The Tyne & Wear Metro
  • The Shields Ferry
  • National Rail trains between Blaydon and Sunderland

 

Visit the Explorer North East website for more information.

 

Discover North Northumberland

Explore the Northumberland coast and countryside with unlimited travel for one day, three consecutive days or a week on Arriva North East, PCL Travel, Travelsure and Borders Buses services around Alnwick, Amble, Berwick and Wooler.

One Day 3-Days Weekly
£6.60 £14.70 £22.80

You can buy and use Discover North Northumberland tickets on the following services:

  • Arriva X15 between Shilbottle and Berwick
  • Arriva X18 between Amble (Gloster Park) and Berwick
  • Arriva X20 between Amble (Percy Drive) and Alnwick
  • Borders Buses 267 and 464 between Berwick and Wooler
  • PCL Travel 470 and 473 between Alnwick and Wooler
  • Travelsure 418 between Alnwick and Belford
  • Travelsure T1 between Amble and Alnwick (Barresdale)

 

Tickets are valid all day every day on these routes. However, they cannot be used on any other services, including the Borders Buses 477 between Beal and Holy Island.

 

Network One

Network One has a range of tickets offering unlimited travel on most buses, the metro, Shields Ferry and National Rail trains in Tyne & Wear.

Click here for full details.

 

Transfare

Transfares are a great way to save money on one-off journeys that involve two types of transport (bus, metro, Shields Ferry or National Rail train) in Tyne & Wear. Buy Transfares on any Arriva, Stagecoach or Go North East bus in Tyne & Wear, at any Metro station ticket machine or on the Shields Ferry. You can make one change in your journey, but you must start the second leg within 90 minutes of buying your ticket. You can’t make two bus journeys with the same ticket.

There are five Transfare zones and the price you pay depends on the number you travel through. Click here for a map of the Transfare zones

Our Transfare prices are:

  One Zone Two Zones Three Zones
Adult £2.80 £3.50 £4.20
Child £1.10 £1.10 £1.10

 

Teesside Tripper

Teesside Tripper offers unlimited travel for one day on all Arriva North East and Stagecoach buses around Teesside.

Tripper One Day
Adult £4.50
Child £2.90
Family* £8.50

Tickets are available to buy on all Arriva North East and Stagecoach buses, and are valid throughout our Teesside Zone. The boundaries are Longnewton, Thorpe Larches, Greatham Creek, Swans Corner, Grangetown and South Lackenby.

*Family tickets are for a minimum of one adult and one child, and a maximum of two adults and three children travelling together.

 

North East SmartZone

North East SmartZone is the smart way to get around Tyne & Wear by bus. Brought to you as a Smartcard, these weekly or 4-weekly tickets allow unlimited travel at any time of the day on Arriva North East, Go North East and Stagecoach buses in the following zones.

Zone Weekly 4-Weekly Map
Newcastle £15.40 £59.60 Click here to view
North Tyneside £15.40 £59.60 Click here to view
Sunderland £14.00 £54.00 Click here to view

Click here to buy your North East SmartZone ticket

 

TeesRider SmartZone

TeesRider offers unlimited travel for one week or four weeks on all Arriva North East, Go North East and Stagecoach buses in the Tees Valley. The area is split into zones, and tickets are available for Teesside or the whole of the Tees Valley (which includes Darlington, Stockton, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool and parts of Redcar & Cleveland.

TeesRider SmartZone One Week 4-Weeks
Teesside £20.50 £78.00
Tees Valley £28.00 £103.00

Click here for a map of the TeesRider zones.

Tickets are available to buy on buses, online or from the Arriva North East and Stagecoach travel shops in Stockton and Middlesbrough. All of the tickets are loaded on to Smartcards and are not available in paper format. If you don't have a Smartcard, you can get one when you buy your first ticket on bus, online or from a travel shop. When you buy a ticket it is 'activated' on the Smartcard when you make your first trip. So, if you buy your ticket from us, please ensure that your first trip is on an Arriva North East bus.

 

Plusbus

Plusbus is a travelcard that you buy with your train ticket online or at any railway station ticket office. It gives you unlimited bus travel in the area around your station before and/or after a train journey.

You can buy Plusbus with both ‘advance’ and ‘walk-on’ train fares, including singles, returns and season tickets. Plusbus travelcards are available for one-day, seven days or longer if you have a season ticket.

We accept Plusbus tickets in the following places.

Station One Day Weekly Monthly Annual
Alnmouth £3.00 £12.50 £45.00 £530.00
Carlisle £3.00 £10.00 £37.00 £375.00
Darlington £3.50 £13.00 £45.00 £430.00
Durham £3.20 £15.20 £56.00 £590.00
Hartlepool £3.80 £12.90 £48.60 £511.90
Hexham £3.00 £12.50 £45.00 £530.00
Morpeth £3.00 £9.50 £35.00 £372.00
Newcastle £3.90 £15.60 £58.50 £618.85
Scarborough £2.70 £8.50 £30.00 £290.00
Sunderland £3.70 £14.10 £53.30 £565.60
Teesside £3.90 £15.60 £58.50 £618.85

Railcard holders get 33% off all fares. Children get 50% off the adult day ticket prices.

It’s easy to find out where you can go with Plusbus, as there’s just one zone covering each station or group of stations. For more details and maps click www.plusbus.info