Go North East Annual Ticket

This ticket is valid for a 12 month period and staff can join the scheme throughout the calendar year on the first day of any month.GNE logo

For deadline dates for completed applications please see ESS Travel deadlines.

Current costs for annual tickets from 1st September 2017 are as follows:


Zones Cost
One zone £700.00
Two zones £890.00
Three+ zones £1050.00


Update from the Go North East Travel Office

Following a review of our general ticket prices on 28th June, our corporate ticket prices will change from 1st September 2017. New prices are shown below:

1 Zone: £700.00
2 Zones: £890.00
3 Zones +: £1,050.00

Whilst revised, buying tickets via our exclusive corporate scheme remains the cheapest way to purchase tickets by receiving two months of free travel compared to the price of purchasing individual 28 day tickets.

We're really sorry to increase our ticket prices however we are committed to making our buses as comfortable, efficient and as easy to use as possible, which is why we are investing millions of pounds in new and refurbished buses, more flexible payment options, customer information innovations on our mobile app and website and on-board improvements, such as free Wi-Fi, next stop announcements and USB power points.

As one of the region's largest employers we are also committed to making Go North East a great place to work, offering enhanced training and good terms and conditions for our workforce. Our revised ticket prices help fund these ongoing improvements at a time when some of our operating costs are also increasing.

Go North East zone information (PDF: 717KB)

To apply for a Go North East annual ticket please complete the form below and return it to Helpdesk & Admin, ESS, 1st Floor, Agriculture

Tickets will be sent directly to your home address so please ensure that when completing the application form you include your full postal address.

Should you lose your annual key card please contact Go North East Customer Services on 0845 60 60 260 and they will organise a replacement ticket for you at a cost of £15.

Should your circumstances change and you no longer require your ticket please return it to ESS reception and we will return it to Go North East for a refund on any unused months. If you leave the University and do not return your ticket to us you will be charged any outstanding balance remaining on the cost of the ticket in your final salary.

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