Student MetroSavers are available to all students with a valid student ID card and gives you 30% discount off an adult season ticket.

The Student MetroSaver can be used all day and is available in three different zones. Download the map at the bottom of the page and choose which one best suits your needs:

  • All zones
  • Inner Newcastle
  • Inner Sunderland

An all zones ticket is also valid on the Shields Ferry and local rail services between Newcastle and Sunderland*. A Student MetroSaver which includes Inner Newcastle can also be used on the Quaylink Central Zone buses**.

You can decide whether to go for an annual ticket or keep it short and sweet with a four weekly one.

(* You need a special ticket to accompnay your smartcard to travel between Newcastle and Sunderland on Northern Rail. Collect yours at any Nexus TravelShop.)

(** Quaylink Central Zone buses cover Q1 and Q2 between Central Station and Gateshead Interchange, and Q3 between Haymarket Bus Station and St Peter's Basin.)


ZoneFour WeeksAnnual
All zones£49.00£360.50
Inner Newcastle£25.20£280.00
Inner Sunderland£25.20£280.00

How to buy a Student MetroSaver:

First you need to apply for a Pop card as this is what your Student MetroSaver will be loaded onto.

Apply for your free Pop card online. You'll need to upload a photo.

Your Pop card will take about five working days to arrive in the post. When it arrives take it to a Nexus TravelShop, along with your student ID showing academic dates, and staff will activate your student discount.

Once you have your Pop card and your student discount has been activated you can buy or renew your Student MetroSaver:

  1. At any Metro Station ticket machine. Watch our how-to guide here.
  2. At the Pop Shop
  3. At A PayZone store. Click here to find your nearest store.
  4. At a Nexus TravelShop.

If you already have a Pop card, register it here to renew online.

Newcastle University Students

If you are a student at Newcastle University your Student MetroSaver will be loaded onto your Newcastle University Student ID pass. Just visit a Nexus TravelShop to activate your discount to get started then you can buy or renew at any of the places listed above.


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