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What is Pop Pay As You Go?
Pop Pay As You Go (PAYG) is the smart way to pay for public transport in North East England. You can use the balance on your Pop PAYG card* to pay for cheaper single and day tickets on the Shields Ferry.
Up to three children aged 11 and under can travel for free on the Shields Ferry at weekends when accompanied by a fare-paying adult.
|Ticket type||With your PAYG card||When paying cash|
|Single||£1.35 / (£1.45 from 1 April 2021) (save 45p on the cash fare)||£1.80 / (£1.90 from 1 April 2021)|
|DaySaver||£2.45 / (£2.55 from 1 April 2021) (save 55p on the cash fare)||£3.00 / (£3.10 from 1 April 2021)|
How does PAYG work on the ferry?
Just tell the ferry operator which ticket you want to buy, and then touch your Pop PAYG 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 PAYG balance and your new balance will be printed on the ticket.
Using your Pop PAYG card instead of cash will save you 45p (single)/55p (all day) on every ticket you buy, making it a great little saver for regular passengers.
If you're travelling on Metro after your journey on the ferry...
Buy a Metro DaySaver on board the ferry using your Pop PAYG balance.
If you're travelling on Metro before you travel on the ferry...
Buy a Metro DaySaver from a Metro station ticket machine (ie don't use your Pop PAYG card).
Topping up your PAYG card balance
You can simply keep topping up your Pop PAYG card on board the ferry and use it to pay for your journeys as you make them.
Please note: unlike on Metro, there is no daily price cap for journeys on the Shields Ferry.
You can also use Pop PAYG on selected bus services and Metro. Pop PAYG works differently on Metro, bus and ferry. Find out more FAQs about Pop PAYG here.