Valid on: Ferry Metro Rail
Single tickets are valid on Metro, Shields Ferry* and on the train between Newcastle and Sunderland.
They are valid for 90 minutes from when you buy one and you can use them for one continuous journey on the Metro and on the train between Newcastle and Sunderland. The price depends on the number of zones you travel in – see the attached zone map below.
(*only a three zone ticket is valid)
Zone Price One zone
How to buy one
You can buy them at any ticket machine located on all Metro stations. Simply press 1, 2, or 3 on the single panel.
Valid on: Bus
You can buy single tickets direct from the driver, just state your destination when you board the bus.
Most bus operators also have discounted return tickets, saving you money on the cost of two single tickets - just ask the driver for details.
Ferry single faresValid on: Ferry
The adult single ferry fare is £1.50. Simply buy your ticket as you board the ferry.
Valid on: Metro Rail
The single adult rail fare for journeys on Northern Rail services between Newcastle and Sunderland is £3.20.
Buy your single adult rail fare from ticket machines or offices at Sunderland or Newcastle Central stations. The single fare is £3.20. This ticket is also valid on Metro services between Sunderland and Newcastle Central station. Single fares are also available for journeys to Dunston, MetroCentre and Blaydon. You can buy these on-board the train at unstaffed stations
The day return adult rail fare for journeys on Northern Rail services between Newcastle-Sunderland is £4.40 at all times. Buy your return adult rail fare from ticket machines or offices at Sunderland or Newcastle Central stations. The ticket is also valid on Metro services between Sunderland and Newcastle Central station. Return fares are also available for journeys to Dunston, MetroCentre and Blaydon. You can buy these on-board the train at unstaffed stations
Valid on: Bus Ferry Metro Rail
If you are making more than a single or return journey in one day, using bus and Metro, or buses run by different operators, save money with a day ticket or Transfare.
This ticket offers one day's unlimited travel within Tyne and Wear.
Buy a Day Rover from Metro ticket machines, from all drivers of major bus operators' services, drivers of some smaller operator's services and on-board the Shields Ferry. It's also valid on Northern Rail's Newcastle-MetroCentre/Blaydon rail service.
For full details about where to buy, where you can travel and prices visit http://www.networkonetickets.co.uk/.
Explorer North East
Valid for one day's unlimited travel in Tyne and Wear and beyond.
For full details about where to buy, where you can travel and prices visit www.explorernortheast.co.uk.
You can buy a Transfare ticket when your journey includes travelling on more than one type of transport, e.g. Metro and bus. Transfares allow you to buy just one ticket for your journey.
In general a Transfare allows you to make a journey of two legs on different types of transport.
You must start the second part of your journey within 90 minutes of buying your ticket.
- How do I work out the number of zones I'm travelling in?
The map attached shows Tyne and Wear divided into just 3 zones - yellow, green and grey.
If your journey is entirely within just one zone (yellow, green OR grey) - you only need a 1 zone Transfare (T1 on Metro, £2.60).
If you are travelling in the yellow AND the green zones or the green AND the grey zones - you need a 2 zone Transfare (T2 on Metro, £3.40).
And if you are travelling in the yellow, green AND grey zones you need a 3 zone Transfare (T3 on Metro, £4.10).
For example, if you're travelling from Pelaw Metro station to Washington, you would need a 2 zone Transfare, as you're travelling through the green and grey zones.
(Child Transfares allow travel within all three zones).
What if I start my journey on a zone boundary?
Bus stops and Metro stations on boundaries are in both zones.
For example, if you travel from Felling to Windy Nook via Heworth your whole journey is in the green zone so you need a one zone Transfare (T1 on Metro). Similarly if you travel from Felling to the Freeman Hospital via Monument your journey is entirely in the yellow zone so you need a one zone Transfare (T1 on Metro).
How do I buy one on Metro?
Simply choose either T1, T2 or T3 on the Metro ticket machine depending on how many zones you'll be travelling in, and pay.
How do I buy one on the bus or the Shields Ferry?
Just tell your bus driver or Ferry operator where you are going and they will work out what ticket you need.
Is travel on Northern Rail included?
Yes, Transfares bought on Metro or bus or Ferry will be accepted on Northern Rail services between Sunderland and the MetroCentre.
Valid on: Ferry Metro Rail
DaySaver tickets allow unlimited travel on various forms of transport. Travel times and prices vary depending on the type of DaySaver.
Valid for unlimited travel on Metro, Shields Ferry* and local rail services (Newcastle to Sunderland) for the whole day. You can buy one from any ticket machine located on all Metro stations. Simply choose the zone you require (see zone map) on the DaySaver panel.
(*only an All Zones ticket is valid)
Zone DaySaver One zone
Valid on: Bus
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.
Valid on: Ferry
The Ferry DaySaver gives you unlimited travel on the Shields Ferry for a full day. It's just £2.50.
Save 50p on the price of two single fares with a Ferry DaySaver - plus you can use it all day, saving you even more money if you're making more than one return trip a day.