Sunderland International Airshow takes to the air from Friday 26 until Sunday 28 July. As well as our usual bus services in the Sunderland area, we’ll also be running some dedicated and fast routes to make your journey easy.
This year’s Airshow will be a little different with musical performances from Scouting for Girls, Sophie Ellis Bextor and a DJ set from Pat Sharpe, in addition to a great collection of superb aircraft. Highlights include displays by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, RAF Typhoon FGR4, Chinook Helicopter, The Blades and a host of other great things to see over the weekend.
You can save the hassle of finding a parking space with us and we’ll save you money too!
- £3.50 Sunderland Saver – you can travel all day in the Sunderland Saver area with Go North East for only £3.50. If you're travelling from outside of the Sunderland area, check out our other great value tickets.
- £10 Family Day Ticket – the Go North East Family Day Ticket gives you unlimited travel on all Go North East bus services for up to two adults and three children under 16. The ticket can be bought on the bus or on the Go North East app. A minimum of one adult and one child of fare paying age (5-year old and over) is required.
- 18 & Under Tickets – single journeys are just £1, or you can travel all day for £4 with an 18 & Under day ticket.
For the latest information on what to see over the weekend, visit the Sunderland International Airshow website.
Getting there from Teesside, Peterlee, Seaham, Chester-le-Street or Sunderland South/City Centre
Catch your usual Go North East bus to Sunderland’s Park Lane Interchange or Fawcett Street and then catch the A1 Express – running up to every 10 minutes from 9.35am on Saturday and Sunday and limited stop to Seaburn Park. Our A1 route also runs every 15 minutes on Friday 27 July from 5.30pm.
Buses return from Seaburn Park up to every 10 minutes from 12.30pm over the weekend until 6pm and every 15 minutes from 7.45pm until 10.30pm on Friday evening.
Getting there from Washington, Concord and Sulgrave
Catch our A2 Express from Washington Galleries, Concord Bus Station, Sulgrave Village Centre or The Peel Centre and then limited stop to Seaburn Park. Buses run every 30 minutes from Washington Galleries, starting at 9.30am and running until 1.30pm on Saturday and Sunday. Buses return from Seaburn Park every 30 minutes from 2.30pm until 6pm over the weekend.
Getting there from Durham, The Raintons, Houghton-le-Spring, East Herrington or South Shields
Catch our Prince Bishops 20 buses to The Grange at Fulwell and then walk to Seaburn Seafront or change at Sunderland Interchange onto the A1 Express to Seaburn Park. Buses on the 20 will be running up to every 12 minutes on Saturday daytime, up to every 15 minutes on Sunday daytime and every 30 minutes on Friday evening.
Airshow A1 Express – Sunderland City Centre to Seaburn Park
The A1 zooms you from Sunderland City Centre to Seaburn Park with frequent buses over the weekend. Buses leave from Park Lane Interchange and Fawcett Street in the City Centre and then run non-stop to Seaburn Park, dropping you at the heart of the Airshow. Whether you’re changing from another Go North East bus or parking in the City Centre, the A1 is your fast and frequent way to the Airshow.
On Friday 26 July, buses start 5.30pm and run every 15 minutes during the evening with the last bus leaving Seaburn at 10.30pm.
On Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July, buses start at 9.35am and run at least every 10 minutes throughout the day with the last bus leaving Seaburn at 6pm.
Airshow A2 Express – Washington Galleries, Concord and Sulgrave to Seaburn Park
The A2 flies frequently from Washington Galleries, Concord Bus Station, Sulgrave Village Centre and The Peel Centre to Seaburn Park with buses running every 30 minutes over Airshow weekend.
On Saturday and Sunday, buses start at 9.30am from Washington Galleries and run every 30 minutes, with the last bus leaving Seaburn Park at 6pm.
Saving you money
Travelling on the bus is great value, with all day travel in Sunderland starting at just £3.50 and you can buy your ticket from your bus driver or on the Go North East app.
Car parking on the seafront won’t be cheap, so leave the hassle of finding a space and take the family on the bus for only £10 with our Family Day Ticket.
Young people can save too with a single journey for those aged 18 and under costing only £1, or they can travel all day for just £4.
Don't worry if you haven't got change, you can pay for your bus ticket with contactless.
Please note that Network One, Concessionary bus passes and Nexus Pop Card child fares are not valid on the A1 or A2 routes.