Sunderland Connect

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Sunderland Connect 

Sunderland Connect is your route to many of the main attractions and destinations in Sunderland city centre - so whether you live, work or study in the city or are just visiting - Sunderland Connect’s perfect for connecting you with where you want to be:

  • Sunderland City Centre and The Bridges
  • Royal Hospital 
  • Empire Theatre
  • Stadium of Light
  • Aquatic Centre
  • National Glass Centre
  • St Peter’s Church
  • Museum and Winter Gardens

And in the summer, Sunderland Connect takes you to Roker Seafront too! That's until 12 September 2021.

For inspiration for days out in Sunderland go to


  • Single ticket - £1.40
  • All day ticket - £2.30 
  • Family day ticket – £5.50 (two adults and up to three children)
  • Weekly ticket - £8.70 (allows unlimited weekly travel)
  • FREE travel for University of Sunderland students and staff who show valid university ID.

Other tickets & passes

If you have a Concessionary Travel Pass, you can travel for free after 9.30am on weekdays, and all day on weekends and bank holidays.  Children with an Under 16 Pop card travel for 60p single or, buy a Child All-day Ticket (CAT) and travel all day on all public transport in Tyne and Wear for £1.10. Children without an Under 16 Pop card travel for 80p single.

Network One Travel Tickets including zone four are also valid on Sunderland Connect.  If your journey includes other Go North East services, you can buy or use a Buzzfare or Get Around ticket (for schoolchildren and students).  If you’re using Metro before or after your Sunderland Connect journey buy a Transfare. Or buy a Network One Day Rover ticket for all day travel on all public transport in Tyne and Wear. Explorer and PlusBus tickets are also accepted.

Sunderland Connect is operated by Go North East on behalf of Nexus, Sunderland City Council and the University of Sunderland.


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