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Giving you unlimited travel throughout the North East!

The explorer north east ticket... the only region-wide integrated public transport ticket

For great value throughout the region, you can’t beat Network One 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 & Cumbria services within the Carlisle city boundary
  • Travelsure**
  • Tyne & Wear Metro

An Explorer is easy to purchase on your day of travel. Just ask the bus driver for an Explorer Ticket or press the “Explorer” button on any Metro ticket machine.

Tickets can also be purchased on the following apps:

Arriva –

Go North East –

Stagecoach –

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

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For more information on the Explorer North East Ticket, please contact us directly.


Ticket Prices
Adult £13.20
Child (15 or under) – One Day* £6.90
Family (1 or 2 Adults & up to 3 Children) – One Day* £25.00

* Only valid for parties including both adults and children. Adults and children using a family ticket must travel together at all times.

** Explorer North East ticket only

Please note that the Explorer North East Ticket is NOT valid on:

– Go North East Seasider X11 service to Whitby/Scarborough
– Trains (except Sunderland to Blaydon rail line)
– East Yorkshire Buses
– National Express coaches
– Pre-booked coach tours
– Hadrian’s Wall service
– Moorbus services
– City sightseeing tours