You can buy a Transfare ticket when your journey includes travelling on more than one type of transport in Tyne and Wear, eg Metro and bus, or bus and ferry.
Transfares allow you to buy just one ticket for your journey in Tyne and Wear. In general a Transfare allows you to make a journey of two legs on different types of transport eg bus and Metro, Metro and ferry, rail and bus, and bus and bus in some areas.
You must start the second part of your journey within 90 minutes of buying your ticket.
The price varies depending upon the operator, as this is a commercial, not concessionary 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 - £2.80 (when bought on Metro or the Shields Ferry).
- If you are travelling in the yellow AND the green zones or the green AND the grey zones - you need a 2 zone Transfare - £3.70 (when bought on Metro or the Shields Ferry).
- If you are travelling in the yellow, green AND grey zones - you need a 3 zone Transfare - £4.40 (when bought on Metro or the Shields Ferry).
- 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. 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.
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.