Back to school and college travel guide
Here's our handy back to school and college travel guide, giving you all the information you need about our services, tickets and more.
Which bus do I need to catch?
On our website and app, you can view timetables and maps for each of our services in the timetables section.
If you're still unsure about which bus you need, you can use our handy journey planner and we'll have you on y
Service changes from 3 September
We will be making some permanent and temporary changes to help provide a more reliable service, and remove the need for daily cancellations.
Go North East Chester-le-Street depot update
The Union are recommending colleagues to accept our revised offer, which will hopefully see the planned industrial action avoided.
Kids go free with Go North East this summer
From Saturday 23 July until Sunday 4 September, up to three children aged 11 or under can travel for free on any Go North East service, all day, every day when accompanied by an adult aged 18 or over.
Metro ticket acceptance on bus services in North Tyneside from 16 July
From Saturday 16 July to Friday 29 July, no trains will run in either direction between St James and Tynemouth. This is to allow the complete removal and replacement of Tanner Bank bridge, as well as vegetation and overhead power line work.
Service changes from 24 July
Following on from the consultation we held in May, we can now confirm final plans for our service changes which will come into effect from 24 July.
Update on service changes from 24 July
Almost 9,000 people completed our service changes consultation, and we're now able to provide an update on our proposed changes.
Bus company challenges the region's car drivers to put their driving skills to the test
Have you got the ‘Bus Factor’? That's the question the region's largest bus operator, Go North East, is asking car drivers across the region as it sets out to hold a series of free to enter, fun and no obligation ‘drive a bus' obstacle course events.
Go North East’s Gateshead depot open day raises over £3,500 for Ukraine
Two Sundays on from Go North East throwing open the doors at its Gateshead Riverside bus depot for a jubilee-themed community open day, and the total amount raised thanks to the generosity of those who came along has now been confirmed as an amazing £3,696.40.
Go North East supports North East Pride events in 2022
Go North East, the region’s largest bus company, is excited to be showing its support for the region’s Pride events in 2022.
Go North East’s Seasider express service to Whitby and Scarborough returns
The service will run on weekends, bank holidays and school holidays between 28 May and 4 September.
Bus services in and around Sunderland on SAFC's Wembley day - 21 May
As tens of thousands of Sunderland fans head to Wembley this Saturday (21 May) for the League One Play-Off Final, Go North East is expecting to carry considerably lower numbers of passengers across Wearside. To help with this and the current driver shortage, Go North East is making some tweaks to local timetables to help customers plan with more dependable journeys.
Consultation on proposed service changes
We are proposing to make some changes to services from 24 July. Please take the time to have your say in our customer consultation.
DUO – save 25% when you travel together
From Monday (16 May) we’re launching DUO, our new range of money saving tickets for two people who are travelling together.
Go North East to host open day event at Gateshead Riverside depot on 15 May
On Sunday 15 May, the region’s largest bus operator, Go North East, will be throwing open the doors at its Gateshead Riverside bus depot for a jubilee-themed community open day.
Go North East celebrates 6,185 years of combined service at 70th Long Service Awards
On Friday night, Go North East hosted its 70th Long Service Awards dinner to celebrate colleagues who had reached 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 years of service.
Businesses get on board County Durham’s UK City of Culture 2025 bid
One business that has gone the extra mile is Go North East, which has wrapped one of its buses with Durham 2025 branding. Featuring bright colours and an eye-catching design, the bus will help to spread the word about the bid across County Durham, Sunderland and Newcastle.
Go North East bus drivers visit care home to say thank you to much-loved customer
Go North East bus drivers from the company’s Deptford depot in Sunderland recently visited Donwell House Care Home in Washington to say thank you to one of its most well-known customers.