Explorer North East

The only regionwide integrated public transport ticket.

From the Scottish Borders throughout Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham, Teesside and North Yorkshire the Explorer North East ticket gives you the freedom to plan your days out… your only problem is where to go first.

For great value travel throughout the region, you can’t beat Explorer North East! It's one of the most extensive schemes in the country, from the Scottish Borders down to Richmond in the south and Carlisle in the west.

You can travel the length and breadth of the region on local bus services operated by all the participating companies listed below.

  • ARRIVA North East
  • Go North East
  • Shields Ferry
  • Stagecoach North East
  • Travelsure
  • Tyne and Wear Metro
  • Weardale Motor Services

Explorer North East tickets can be purchased on the day you wish to travel from the bus driver of the participating operator's services.

The Explorer North East Ticket is valid for one day only.

The Explorer North East Ticket is valid:

  • All day, every day
  • On Stagecoach Cumbria Route 685 (Carlisle - Newcastle)
  • On the Tyne and Wear Metro
  • On the Shields Ferry
  • On trains between Newcastle and Sunderland

The Explorer North East Ticket is NOT valid for:

  • On trains (except Newcastle to Sunderland)
  • On National Express coaches
  • On pre-booked coach tours
  • Weardale Motor Service X21
  • Hadrian’s Wall Service
  • Moorsbus Services X60/X61
  • City Sightseeing tours

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