Children under five
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.
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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.
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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.
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).
Single tickets are valid on Metro, Shields Ferry* and on local rail services between Newcastle and Sunderland.
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
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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.
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.
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 Ticket||18 and Under Ferry Day Ticket|
Network One Family Day Rover
This ticket offers one day's unlimited travel within Tyne and Wear.
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 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.
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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.
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Metro Season Ticket
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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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|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.)
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
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.
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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.
Bus student season tickets
Students can save loads of money with special tickets and passes from bus operators.