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Published: 25 March 2021

The University of Sunderland has teamed up with Network Ticketing to provide all full-time University of Sunderland students with the opportunity to purchase a significantly reduced price travel ticket in academic year 2020/21.

Tickets are valid seven days a week from the beginning to the end of services each day (not valid on night buses). 

You have two options:

  • Option 1: Local ticket - £570*, valid for travel in Tyne and Wear
  • Option 2: Regional ticket - £1000*, valid for travel in Tyne and Wear and the wider North East region

Get Around Local ticket (2020/21)

Travel within Tyne and Wear across the whole of the Nexus Metro system, the Shields Ferry, Arriva North East, Go North East and Stagecoach buses and on Northern rail services between Sunderland and Blaydon.

Get Around Regional ticket (2020/21)

Travel within Tyne and Wear across the whole of the Nexus Metro system, the Shields Ferry, Arriva North East, Go North East and Stagecoach buses and on Northern rail services between Sunderland and Blaydon.

Plus: Travel across the wider North East region - Northumberland, Durham and Teesside - on Arriva North East, Go North East and Stagecoach buses in Hartlepool and Teesside.

Who's eligible

The Get Around discount is available to full-time second, third and fourth-year undergraduate and full-time postgraduate students studying in academic year 2020/21. Students can be based at City Campus or the Sir Tom Cowie Campus at the University of Sunderland or at a partner college and the discount is based on your term-time address. 

Replacement scheme for Get Around travel ticket

Lost or stolen tickets can be replaced free of charge once during the validity of the ticket.

We regret we are unable to give a refund on surrendered Get Around tickets that have been replaced under the replacement scheme or re-issued, unless the original ticket is returned to us.

More information

The deadline to apply is 28 May 2021. Students who have successfully enrolled will receive an invite to apply from 6 April 2021. To purchase your Get Around travel ticket, please visit our online store

For more information about the Get Around travel discount please contact getaround@sunderland.ac.uk. For advice on replacement tickets or refunds please contact Network Ticketing on info@networkonetickets.co.uk / 0191 276 3706. View the Get Around Ticket Terms and Conditions (.pdf).

*Please note, these ticket options are only valid from 19 April 2021 – 18 April 2022.

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