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Zooming you to Sunderland International Airshow – 27-29 July

News   •   Jul 05, 2018 14:32 BST

Sunderland International Airshow takes to the air for the 30th time from Friday 27 until Sunday 29 July. As well as our usual bus services in the Sunderland area, we’ll also be running some dedicated routes to make your journey easy and have team members on hand to answer your questions.

This year promises to be a superb Airshow with the highlights including displays by the RAF Red Arrows, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, RAF Typhoon FGR4, Chinook Helicopter 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! Travel all day in the Sunderland Saver area with Go North East for only £3.65, or if you're travelling with the family, buy a Family Day Ticket, priced at just £10 on the Go North East app or from your driver, giving you unlimited travel on all Go North East bus services. Our Family Day Ticket covers up to two adults and three children under 16 travelling together in a group. A minimum of one adult and one child at any time.

For the latest information on what to see over the weekend, visit the Sunderland International Airshow website or follow them on Facebook and Twitter.


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.

  • No change? No problem! Pay for single, return or day tickets with contactless.


Getting there from Washington, Concord & 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.

  • No change? No problem! Pay for single, return or day tickets with contactless.


Getting there from Durham, The Raintons, Houghton-le-Spring, East Herrington or South Shields

Catch our Prince Bishops 20/20A 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 20/20A will be running up to every 10 minutes on Saturday daytime, up to every 15 minutes on Sunday daytime and every 30 minutes on Friday evening.

  • No change? No problem! Pay for single, return or day tickets with contactless.


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 27 July, buses start 5.30pm and run every 15 minutes during the evening with the last bus leaving Seaburn at 10.30pm.

On Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July, buses start at 9.35am and run at least every 10 minutes throughout the day with the last bus leaving Seaburn at 6pm.

  • No change? No problem! Pay for single, return or day tickets with contactless.


Airshow A2 Express – Washington Galleries, Concord & 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 and run every 30 minutes, with the last bus leaving Seaburn Park at 6pm.

  • No change? No problem! Pay for single, return or day tickets with contactless.


Saving you money

Travelling on the bus is great value, with all day travel in Sunderland starting at just £3.65 and you can buy your ticket from your bus driver.

Car parking on the Seafront will cost as much as £20, 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 people aged 18 or under costing only £1 or £4 to travel all day.

  • No change? No problem! Pay for single, return or day tickets 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.

Sunderland Airshow Park & Ride Bus Services


Friday 27 July

Park at the Stadium of Light and catch the PR3 to the Bungalow Cafe for all the action on Friday evening. Buses start at 2pm and run every 20 minutes until 4pm, then every 10 minutes throughout the evening with the last bus leaving the Bungalow Cafe at 11pm.


Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 July

Over the weekend, we have 4 Park & Ride sites to choose from with buses running frequently throughout the day and plenty of them to keep you on the move.

Park at Downhill Sports Complex (PR1), Fulwell Quarry (PR2) or the Stadium of Light (PR3) with buses running every few minutes from 9am to Recreation Park at Seaburn. Buses will run until 8pm on Saturday and 6pm on Sunday.

You can also park at Deptford Terrace, next to the Queen Alexandra Bridge (PR4) with buses running every few minutes from 10am to the Bungalow Cafe. Buses will run until 8pm on Saturday and 6pm on Sunday.


Park & Ride Prices

Not only will our Park & Ride buses get you to the seafront quickly, the fares are great value too at only £2.50 return per person (under 5s travel free). Simply pay the driver when you board the bus and keep your ticket safe for the return journey as we don’t want you getting on the wrong bus! You can even pay with contactless cards to save on carrying change for your bus fare.

Unfortunately, normal Go North East tickets and concessionary passes can’t be used on the Airshow Park & Ride bus services - £2.50 return per person only.