The rapid transit system for the Tyne & Wear area is called the Metro.
It connects the central area (Newcastle & Gateshead) with the Airport, the coast and Sunderland.
It is an accessible system for disabled users but powered mobility scooters are not allowed.
Access details for each station.
It is run by the local transport authority: https://nexus.org.uk/metro
At every station you'll find machines selling single journey tickets or day tickets (there are no return tickets).
The machines take cash and cards, including contactless.
Before buying you need to know how many zones (A, B & C) you are travelling through.
For example: Airport - Newcastle city centre is 3 Zones. At each station a notice board lists all the other destinations on the network and which zones you need.
Check out the Metro zone map in advance.
Under 5 's travel FREE
ALL under-16 tickets are valid for all 3 zones.
These tickets allows you to make single journey using any 2 of the following types of transport:
Metro, Bus, Shields Ferry & Train (Sunderland > Newcastle > MetroCentre).
You buy these tickets at the start of your journey and your second leg must begin within 90 minutes
Adults need to know how many Transfare zones you'll be travelling through (T1, T2 & T3).
ALL under-16 Transfare tickets are valid for all 3 transfare zones.
Check out the Transfare zone map in advance.
There are also all-day travel ticket options covering ALL or different types of public transport.
Check out the Interactive best ticket finder
Below are the most common Metro ticket prices (as at April 2019)