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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 £1.50 £2.60
Two zones £2.40 £3.70
All zones £3.10 £4.70

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.

Metro DaySaver

DaySaver 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 £2.90
Two Zones £4.00
All Zones £5.00

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.

Ferry DaySaver

The Ferry DaySaver allows you unlimited travel on the Shields Ferry for a full day. Buy on board the ferry for £2.80.

£2.80
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Metro Single

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

Zone(s) Price
One Zone £1.70
Two Zones £2.60
All Zones £3.30

 

Bus single and return fares

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

Ferry single fares

Valid for one journey.  Buy on board the ferry.

£1.50
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Rail single and return fares

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

MetroSaver

If you commute or travel on Metro regularly then the MetroSaver is the ticket for you.

 

Zones One Week Four Weeks Annual
One Zone £10.50 £36.60 £405.00 ♦
Two Zones £15.50 £53.80 £565.00 ♦
All Zones £21.00 £71.20 £625.00

Bus season tickets

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

FerrySaver

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

Duration Price
1 week £10.30
4 weeks* £36.00

Ferry Carnet

You get 10 single journeys for the price of 8.  Buy on board the ferry or from Nexus TravelShops at North Shields or South Shields.

£12.00
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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.

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.

Student MetroSaver

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

Bus student day tickets

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

Bus student season tickets

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

16-18 MetroSaver

Save money with a 16-18 MetroSaver

Zones One Week Four weeks
All Zones £7.50 £28.00

 

Bus single and day tickets for 16-18 year olds

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

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.

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.

Corporate MetroSaver

With our Corporate MetroSaver your staff get unlimited Metro travel from £10.10 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 MetroSaver tickets for your staff, then recover the costs over the year from their salary.

*based on an annual ticket

Number of tickets Price Per ticket
1-19 £535.00
20-39 £530.00
40+ £525.00

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.

£168
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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.

Network One Day Rover

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

£7.20
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Metro Gold Card

Unlimited travel 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 with a Metro Gold Card.

 

Zone Price
Live in Tyne and Wear £12 a year
Live outside Tyne and Wear £24 a year

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.

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*).

£0.60
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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.

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).

£1.10
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Metro Child DaySaver

Unlimited travel on Metro for under 16s.

£1.20
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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 80p.

You may be asked for proof of age.

60p/80p
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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.

Child ferry fare

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

£0.60
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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 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 Junior Rover

A Junior Rover ticket gives one day's unlimited travel within Tyne and Wear.

£3.60
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Metro Class and Youth Group Travel 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.

Number of passes Per day Per term Annual
One £31.00 £94.00 £242.00
Two £49.00 £155.00 £429.00

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.

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.

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.

£7.00
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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.

£20.00
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Explorer North East Adult

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

£10.00
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Children under five

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

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.

Add on ticket

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

Zone(s) Price
One Zone £2.90
Two Zones £4.00

 

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