19-21 Ferry Tickets

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19-21 Ferry Single Ticket19-21 Ferry Day Ticket

What’s Pop 19-21?

If you’re aged 19 to 21, Pop 19-21 is a brand new way to pay for your journeys on the Shields Ferry; just load a balance onto your Pop 19-21 card and use it to pay for journeys as you make them. A Pop 19-21 card gives you special discounted fares on the Shields Ferry that are much cheaper than buying adult Single or Day Tickets.

You can also use your Pop 19-21 balance on the Metro and on buses, but it works differently, find out more in our Pop 19-21 FAQs.

Who can use a Pop 19-21 card?

Pop 19-21 is for 19-21 year olds. 

How much does it cost?

Pop 19-21 is simple and affordable. A single journey on the Shields Ferry will cost you £1.20, or travel all day for just £2.20.

How does Pop 19-21 work on the ferry?

Just tell the ferry operator which ticket you want to buy, and then touch your Pop 19-21 card on to the reader on the ticket machine. Take your ticket from the machine as normal. The cost of the ticket will be deducted from your Pop 19-21 balance. Your new balance will be printed on your ticket.

Please note that, unlike on Metro, there is no daily price cap for journeys on the Shields Ferry.

Will I need to prove how old I am when I travel?

You may be asked for proof of age when travelling on the Shields Ferry with a Pop blue card; here's what we'll accept as ID:

  • ID card with the PASS hologram 
  • NHS Medical card
  • Passport or Birth Certificate (copies will be accepted, including electronic versions)

Where can I get a Pop 19-21 card?

Get your Pop 19-21 card online here. The card itself is free but must be purchased with a £10 balance.

Where can I top up my Pop 19-21 card?

•  Online  - then load your purchase onto your Pop 19-21 card at a Metro station validator, gate or ticket machine.

• At any Metro station ticket machine

Find out more about Pop 19-21 in our Pop 19-21 FAQs

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