Buses for Newcastle United matches

Match Day Park & Ride bus outside St James' Park

Getting to St James' Park is really easy with us as we run a wide range of frequent services to the heart of Newcastle, as well as a dedicated Park & Ride route from Metrocentre.

Normal service buses

  • We run a wide range of frequent buses to the heart of Newcastle City Centre from around the region. Use our handy journey planner and you'll be on your way in no time at all.

X50 - Match Day Park & Ride

  • The X50 is a direct link between the Metrocentre and St James’ Park on Newcastle United home match days, offering a convenient Park & Ride service and easy access to the stadium for everyone. 
  • Runs for all Newcastle United first team home matches during the 2023-24 football season. 
  • The first bus leaves the Metrocentre (Coach Park) two hours before each match. Buses then run at frequent intervals until the last departure 15 minutes before the scheduled kick-off time.
  • Buses return from St James’ Park at frequent intervals after each match. The last bus leaves one hour after the final whistle. 
  • Free parking in dedicated spaces at the Metrocentre Coach Park – an attendant is on hand to guide you to the reserved parking spaces. 
  • Open to everyone, offering direct access to the stadium before/after each match. The X50 stops at the Metrocentre Coach Park and on Barrack Road, behind the Milburn Stand, at St James’ Park.

Bus Stops

  • The X50 stops at the Metrocentre Coach Park and on Barrack Road, behind the Milburn Stand, at St James’ Park.

Tickets and Fares

  • Adults - £1.50 single, £2 return
  • Under 19 - £1 single 
  • Magpie Movers are valid on this service, but no other tickets can be used (which includes Network One travel cards, Go North East adult, 5 to 25 tickets, and English national concessionary passes). 
  • Please note that Magpie Movers are not valid for pre-season friendly matches.
  • No charge for parking – just pay for your bus ticket as you board the bus.
  • Cash or contactless accepted.

Extra buses for weekday evening matches

  • In addition to our normal services, additional buses run for evening weekday matches on services 21 and X10 to help you get home.

Service 21 (Newcastle-Chester-le-Street)

Newcastle Eldon Square 2205 2210
Gateshead Interchange 2214 2219
Low Fell Lyndhurst 2223 2228
Harlow Green Bridge 2232 2237
Birtley Station Lane 2232 2237
Chester-le-Street Red Lion 2241 2246

Service X10 (Newcastle-Middlesbrough)

Newcastle Eldon Square 2214
Gateshead Interchange 2224
Heworth Metro 2232
West Boldon Testos Roundabout 2237
Dalton Park 2252
Peterlee Essington Way 2300
Peterlee Bus Station 2303
Peterlee A19 Burnhope Way 2307
Billingham Town Centre 2322
Billingham Green 2327
Norton Red Lion 2330
Stockton High Street 2335
Teesdale Durham University College 2340
Middlesbrough Bus Station 2347