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Sapphire Service 7 Upgrade

29 April 15

                                    Sapphire logo

Sapphire route 7 is already the super smart stylish connection between Darlington, Newton Aycliffe and Durham. Well, now it’s even better as we now have 5 brand new double deckers!

The buses still include all the great Sapphire features including 

  • Leather Seats with extra legroom 
  • Free WIFI
  • Power Sockets to recharge your laptop or phone
  • Money back guarantee


       sapphire bus

Buses still run up to every 15 minutes Monday to Saturday daytimes and hourly evenings and Sundays.

Here are some of our great value fares

  Newton Aycliffe Darlington  Ferryhill
  to Ferryhill    to Durham to Ferryhill    to Durham to Durham
Single  £3.70             £5.50 £5.10             £5.50 £4.30
Return £6.50             £7 £7                 £7 £7


If you use the bus regularly, your best value option may be one of our Durham County tickets for use on the 7 and onward travel on other local Arriva buses in the area.

You can buy these from the driver with cash or in advance online.7 days £25 from the driver 4 weeks £85 m-ticket

You Can also download the Arriva app and find the tickets you can buy in advance on your smartphone.