11th September

This year, your local public transport operators have come together to make travelling as easy as ever.

What you need to know

  • Ticket wristbands will be valid across the entire North East public transport network, including Metro and the Shields Ferry
  • Wristbands will be available to buy ahead of the event
  • Flexible ticketing on the day will mean customers are able to hop on any bus, Metro or ferry departing from South Shields with any valid return or day ticket

Ticket wristbands

Wristbands will be priced at £6 and can be used on any bus, Metro or Shields Ferry in the North East, including buses travelling from Durham and Northumberland.

You can buy your ticket wristband from a Metro station ticket machine or from the Nexus website before the event.

Flexible ticket acceptance

Already know which mode of travel you'll use and the ticket you need? Your usual ticket will still be available to buy on the day.

Plus, any valid return or day ticket will be accepted by all local public transport operators for journeys from South Shields, so you can hop on the first one to arrive!

Getting back from the event

Shuttle buses will operate frequently from Bents Park in South Shields so you'll never have to wait long!

Don't worry, buses will continue to operate on a general ticket acceptance basis throughout the day to keep people moving without any hassle.

Buy a mobile ticket to use on the day

If you're planning on travelling to the event with Go North East, check out our wide range of money saving tickets

Remember, your ticket will be valid on the first bus that comes on the day of the Great North Run, so hop on board and rest those tired legs!

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