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Children under five

Accompanied children aged under five travel free on all public transport in Tyne and Wear.

Class and Youth Group Metro pass

The Class and Youth Group Metro Pass is valid for up to 40 students aged 18 and under and up to 10 accompanying adults travelling in a group. You must be travelling in a group and after 9.00am.

Price 

Number of passesPer day Per term Annual 
One£33.10 £100.50 £258.50 
Two£52.30 £165.70 £458.60 

Metro Child Day Ticket

Unlimited travel on Metro for under 16s.

PAYG on Metro

Pop Pay As You Go (PAYG) is the smart and exciting way to pay for public transport in North East England. Simply top up your Pop PAYG card and pay for your journeys as you make them.

 

Zone(s)Single 
 
Daily Cap
 
One zone£1.65£2.75
Two zones£2.55£3.85
All zones£3.25£4.85

 

Explorer North East - Child

Valid for children (aged 15 and under) at a concessionary price and offers a whole day's unlimited travel in Tyne and Wear and beyond.

Child Transfare

Buy a Transfare ticket when you want to travel on two types of transport to make your journey in Tyne and Wear - if you don't have an Under 16 Pop card.

Network One Child Day Rover

A Network One Child Day Rover gives one day's unlimited travel within Tyne and Wear.

Metro Business Pass

With a Metro Business Pass staff can travel anywhere on the Metro system between the hours of 9.30am and 5.00pm, Monday-Friday.

Under 16 Child All-day Ticket (U16 CAT)

Children with an Under 16 Pop card can travel on public transport in Tyne and Wear for just £1.10 a day with an Under 16 Child All-day Ticket (U16 CAT).

Metro Single

Single tickets are valid on Metro, Shields Ferry* and on local rail services between Newcastle and Sunderland.

Zone(s)Price 
 
One Zone£2.30
Two Zones£3.20
All Zones£3.90

Adult Transfare

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.

PAYG on Bus

Use the balance on your Pop PAYG card to buy your normal single, return or day ticket from the driver.

PAYG on Ferry

Use the balance on your Pop PAYG card to pay for single and day tickets on the Shields Ferry.

Network One Adult Day Rover

This adult ticket offers one day's unlimited travel within Tyne and Wear. 

Corporate Metro Season Ticket

With our Corporate Metro Season Ticket your staff get unlimited Metro travel from £11.12 a week*. There's no minimum purchase and the best part is it won't cost you a penny. All you have to do is buy discounted all zones annual Metro Season Tickets for your staff, then recover the costs over the year from their salary.

*based on an annual ticket

Price

Number of ticketsPrice per ticket
1-19£594.00
20-39£589.00
40+£584.00

Explorer North East - Adult

Offers a whole day's unlimited travel in Tyne and Wear and beyond.

Bus season tickets for 16-18 year olds

If you're aged 16-18, you can save loads of money with special tickets and passes from bus operators.

Bus student day tickets

Save money on day tickets on buses if you're a student.

Bus single and day tickets for 16-18 year olds

If you're 16-18, save money on single and day tickets on buses.

Add on ticket

This ticket allows you to add a different zone(s) to your Metro Season Ticket or Student Season Ticket for one day. Ideal if you wish to travel beyond the validity of your ticket.

 

Zone(s)Price 
One Zone£3.60
Two Zones£4.70

Pop blue

If you're aged 18 or under Pop blue is the easy way to pay for your Metro travel. A Pop blue card gives you special discounted fares on Metro that are much cheaper than buying adult Single or Day Tickets.

  

Single
 

All day
 

    
All zones £1.20£2.20

 

18 and Under Ferry Tickets

Simple and affordable new fares on the Shields Ferry for young people aged 18 and under with a Pop blue card.

18 and Under Ferry Single Ticket18 and Under Ferry Day Ticket
£1.20£2.20

 

Network One Family Day Rover

This ticket offers one day's unlimited travel within Tyne and Wear.

Junior blue

Junior blue is the smart new way for young people aged 15 and under to pay for travel on Metro.

Simply top up your Junior blue card and use it to pay for your journeys as you make them.

Pop 19-21

Pop 19-21 is the brand new card for 19-21 year olds, giving 30% discount on Pay As You Go prices on Tyne and Wear Metro. Simply top up your Pop 19-21 card and use it to pay for your journeys on Metro, buses and the Shields Ferry as you make them.

 

ZoneSingle Daily Price Cap
One Zone£1.10 £1.90
Two Zones£1.80£2.70
All Zones £2.30£3.40

 

19-21 Ferry Tickets

Simple and affordable new fares on the Shields Ferry for young people aged 19 to 21 with a Pop 19-21 card.

19-21 Ferry Single Ticket19-21 Ferry Day Ticket
£1.20£2.20

Metro Season Ticket

ZonesOne Week Four Weeks Annual 
One Zone£11.80£41.90£462.50♦
Two Zones£17.60£61.50£646.00♦
All Zones£24.00£81.30£715.00

 

Metro Season Tickets are valid on Metro, the Shields Ferry* and Newcastle to Sunderland rail line**. A Metro Season ticket which includes zone A can also be used on Bus services 53, 54 and QuayCity Q3**. It’s available for one week, four weeks or a year and offers superb value if you’re a commuter or regular Metro user. It can be used at any time of the day for unlimited travel in the zones chosen. If you decide to buy a four week or annual Metro Season Ticket you will need a Pop card. One week tickets are available to purchase from a ticket machine as a paper ticket or they can be uploaded to your Pop card..

Apply for your free Pop card online. Please note your Pop card will take about five working days to arrive in the post.

The price of your Metro Season Ticket depends on the number of zones you require – see the attached zone map below.

♦ Available at any Metro station ticket machine 

* only an all zones ticket is valid

** You need a special ticket to accompany your smartcard to travel between Newcastle and Sunderland on Northern Rail. Which can be requested from Customer Relations by calling 0191 20 20 747 (lines are open Monday-Friday, 9.00am-5.00pm).

***Central Zone covers Q3 between Haymarket Bus Station and St Peter's Basin.

How to buy

Buy your Metro Season Ticket online.

You can now buy a One Week Metro Season Ticket on our Android Pop app download now

Your Pop card will take about five working days to arrive in the post. Once you have your Pop card you can renew your one week, four week or annual Metro Season Ticket:

  1. Online.
  2. At any Metro station ticket machine. Watch the how-to guide here.

You can also buy a one week paper ticket Metro Season Ticket from a ticket machine without a Pop card.

Take the kids for free 
Up to three children aged 11 and under can travel for free on Metro and the Shields Ferry all day, every day when accompanied by a fare paying adult. Find out more here

To view ticket terms and conditions click here.

Network One Travel Ticket

If you're travelling regularly on Metro and bus, or using buses run by different operators, save money with a Network One Travel Ticket. NEW -  All Zone Tickets are now available on Pop cards, so you can touch in and out when you travel on Metro.

Explorer North East - Family

Explorer North East family ticket is valid for a family of one or two adults and up to three children (aged 15 and under) for a whole day's unlimited travel in Tyne and Wear and beyond.

Rail season tickets

If you’re a regular commuter from stations outside Tyne and Wear, you could save money by buying a weekly, monthly or annual season ticket.

Bus single and return fares

You can buy single tickets direct from the driver, just state your destination when you board the bus.

Bus day tickets

All the main bus operators offer a day ticket, which may save you money if you are making more than a return journey on their services in one day.

Companion Card

A Companion Card lets you take someone with you free of charge when you travel on buses in Tyne and Wear, County Durham, Northumberland and Darlington.

Bridge Card

Nexus, in partnership with bus operators and the 5 local authorities in Tyne and Wear are introducing the Bridge Card to anyone who may need additional support whilst travelling.

Concessionary Ferry Fare

60p each single journey (you must have a Tyne and Wear Concessionary Travel Pass).  Ticket is valid 9.30am Monday-Friday and all day at weekends and public holidays.  You can travel free on the Shields Ferry if you have a Metro Gold Card (conditions apply*).

Concessionary bus fare

If you have a Concessionary Travel (CT) Pass, and live in Tyne and Wear you can travel free of charge on buses in Tyne and Wear from 9.30am Monday-Friday and all day at weekends and Bank Holidays.

Ferry Day Ticket

The Ferry Day Ticket allows you unlimited travel on the Shields Ferry for a full day. Buy on board the ferry for £3.40.

 

Ferry Single

Valid for one journey.  Buy on board the ferry. 

Rail single and return fares

The single adult rail fare for journeys on Northern Rail services between Newcastle and Sunderland is £3.30.

Concessionary rail fare

If you have a Concessionary Travel (CT) Pass, you can travel for 50p on Northern Rail services between Newcastle and Metrocentre/Blaydon from 9.30am Monday-Friday and all day at weekends and Bank Holidays.

Metro Day Ticket

Day tickets allow unlimited travel on various forms of transport. Prices vary depending on the how many zones you're travelling in.

Zone(s)

Price

 

One Zone£3.60
Two Zones£4.70
All Zones£5.70

Bus season tickets

If you travel frequently by bus, save money with a season ticket.

Metro Gold Card

If you have an English National Concessionary Travel Pass (CT Pass), you can buy a Metro Gold Card which gives you unlimited on Metro, the Shields Ferry and Northern Rail services between Newcastle and Sunderland from 9.30am Monday-Friday, all day at weekends, on public holidays and throughout July and August.

 

ZonePrice
Live in Tyne and Wear£12 a year
Live outside Tyne and Wear£24 a year

Ferry Season Ticket

Available for 1 or 4 weeks travel.  (*only available with a Pop card.) 

DurationPrice
1 week£11.00
4 weeks*

£38.20

Magpie Mover

However you get to and from Newcastle United home games, only one travel ticket is valid on most buses, Metro, train and the Shields Ferry - the Magpie Mover Ticket from Network One, exclusively for Newcastle United season ticket holders.

Child Season Ticket

School Passes allow you to pay for school journeys in advance so there is no need to find change for fares every day.

Child Ferry Fare

One single journey on the Shields Ferry costs 60p or you can travel all day for £1.10 with a Child All-day Ticket (on all modes of transport) - you will need an Under 16 Pop card to buy both of these tickets.

Metro Child Single

Children with an Under 16 Pop card can travel for the concessionary child single fare of 60p.

Children aged 5-15 who don't have an Under 16 Pop card travel for the commercial child single fare of 90p.

You may be asked for proof of age.

Child rail fare

The fare for a single journey on Northern Rail services between Newcastle and Sunderland, and Newcastle and Metrocentre/Blaydon is 60p at any time, on any day if you have an Under 16 Pop card.

Child bus fare

The fare for a single bus journey is 60p at any time, on any day if you have an Under 16 Pop card.

Network One Student and Young People Ticket

Young people aged under 19 and full-time students can save loads of money with a Network One Student Ticket. NEW -  All Zone Tickets are now available on Pop cards, so you can touch in and out when you travel on Metro.

18 and Under Metro Season Ticket

Save money with an 18 and under Metro Season Ticket

Price
The 18 and Under Metro Season Ticket is valid on the whole of the Metro system. You can get a ticket for either one or four weeks.

This ticket gives you 60% discount off an adult season ticket and is valid on the Metro, Shields Ferry and local rail services between Newcastle and Sunderland. It can also be used on the Quaylink Central Zone buses.

ZonesOne Week
 
Four Weeks 
 
All Zone£8.00£30.20

 

Student Metro Season Ticket

Student Metro Season Tickets are available to students with a valid Student ID card and gives you 30% discount off an adult season ticket.

Zone

Four Weeks
 

Annual
 

Inner Newcastle£28.00£311.00
Inner Sunderland£28.00£311.00
All Zones£54.30£400.00

Bus student season tickets

Students can save loads of money with special tickets and passes from bus operators.

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