Discounted bus fares for everyone aged from 5 to 25

We've made changes to tickets and extending our discounts to everyone aged from 5-year-old up to and including 25-year-old.

As part of the extension, anyone aged up to and including 25 is able to buy a day ticket for just £4.50 or a weekly ticket for £17, saving up to a whopping 43% on the equivalent adult all zones ticket prices.

The £1 under 19 single journey fare, which was introduced way back in 2016 for those making occasional journeys, is now £1.20 per single journey, still offering great value for money but reflecting the rising cost of running buses after having been frozen for three years.

Additonally, anyone who is or looks 16 or over will need to show ID in order to buy tickets for these discounted prices.

In summary, the changes are: 

  • Day, weekly and monthly tickets now available to those aged up to and including 25
  • Fares for week and month tickets frozen
  • £1 under 19 single fare now £1.20 having been frozen in price for the last three years
  • New ID arrangements required for anyone that is or looks 16 or over
  • X9 and X10 single fares have also increased by 20p, they're now £1.20 for short journeys and £2.20 for longer journeys

- 5 to 25 fares – your questions answered

Tickets and prices*

  • 5 to 25 – Day Ticket

    £4.50 on the bus or on the Go North East app. ID required for anyone aged 16 or over, or anyone who looks older.

    Buy on the Go North East app
  • 5 to 25 – Weekly Ticket

    £17 on the bus or on the Go North East app. ID required for anyone aged 16 or over, or anyone who looks older.

    Buy on the Go North East app
  • 5 to 25 – Monthly Ticket

    £68 on the Go North East app for a 28 day ticket. ID required for anyone aged 16 or over, or anyone who looks older.

    Buy on the Go North East app
  • Under 19 – Single Fare

    £1.20 on the bus. ID required for anyone aged 16 or over, or anyone who looks older.

  • Family Day Ticket

    £12 on the Go North East app or on the bus. Covers up to two adults and three children under 16, with a minimum of one adult and one child required.

    Buy on the Go North East app

ID - required for anyone aged 16 and over, or anyone who looks older

From our research, you've told us the types of ID you want to use, so we're happy to accept UK ID cards with the PASS hologram including CitizenCard and Validate UK, Transport ID cards including the Young Persons' 16-25 Railcard, Stagecoach VIP, Network One Young Persons' ID card and Arriva Teen, as well as photographic driving licences or passports.

For customers travelling in Tyne and Wear, prices for under 16s with a POP card will remain unchanged with fares of 60p per journey or unlimited travel on Bus, Metro and Ferry for £1.10 a day.

For anyone travelling on supported scholars’ services in Tyne and Wear, these tickets will continue to be available, with an under 19 fare on 90p per journey available for anyone travelling on these services without a POP card.

*Exceptions include services such as the AD122 Hadrian's Wall Country Bus, NewcastleGateshead Toon Tour, Night Bus services N21 and N56 and other special event services. Longer single journeys on services X9 and X10 will be £2.20. Prices on our buses to St Bede's Lanchester and Park View Chester-le-Street are unchanged.
 

Prices correct at 8 September 2019.