Metro is the easy peasy lemon squeezy way to travel

Start your student journey with Metro

Whether you’re travelling a little or a lot, as a student you can get around with discounted travel on Metro.

With 60 stations and a fast, frequent network taking you to Sunderland and Newcastle city centres as well as the university campus and even to the beach, it’s the best way to get to where you want to go. See  where Metro can take you.

Pop blue  

Are you aged 16-21 ? Then Pop blue is the cheapest way to use Metro. Take advantage of our cheapest rates with a Pop Blue card and travel for £1 for a single journey or £2.20 for all day travel – a saving of up to £2.65 per journey! 

. Get your card online

Once you have your card it’s simply a case of touching in and out when you travel and topping up either online or by using a ticket machine.

How much does it cost? 

 SingleAll Day
All zones£1.00£2.20

Student Metro Season Ticket 

A four-week or annual ticket which could let you travel for less with a valid Student ID card.

ZoneFour WeeksAnnual
Inner Newcastle£31.80£354.00
Inner Sunderland£31.80£354.00
All zones£61.90£456.20

Click here to view our Student zone map

This ticket is also valid on:
•    the Shields Ferry*
•    bus services 53 and 54 between Central Station and Gateshead Interchange ( only valid with an all zone or inner Newcastle Ticket)
•    bus service Q3 between Haymarket bus station and St Peter’s Basin  
•    trains on the Newcastle to Sunderland rail line**

 * Only an all zones ticket is valid
** You need a special ticket to accompany your smartcard on trains, request yours from Customer Relations by calling 0191 20 20 747 (Monday-Friday, 9.00am-5.00pm)

Apply for your Student Metro Season Ticket online. Your ticket will be loaded on to a Pop card.

Once you have your Pop card, you can renew your ticket:

1.  Online                         
2.  At any Metro station ticket machine. 

Please note lost and stolen tickets are non-refundable except for annual tickets as covered by the replacement scheme. Replacement tickets are non-refundable. Conditions of use apply.


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