NewcastleGateshead Toon Tour


The Newcastle Toon Tour has now finished for the winter. Check back for more information about the city bus tour in 2020.

Take a tour of Newcastle and Gateshead on the new Toon Tour city tour bus from local bus company Go North East. Hop on and hop off as you explore Newcastle's attractions and take in the city's sights atop the latest sightseeing bus experience. 

Toon Tour Sightseeing Bus Route

The Toon Tour runs every weekend and daily during school summer holidays (from Saturday 20 July 2019). Choose from 18 stops to get on or off the Toon Tour bus on your visit to Newcastle and Gateshead. The Newcastle tour bus route includes stops in popular Ouseburn and along the Quayside as well as taking visitors to Sage Gateshead, across the Swing Bridge and alongside the home of Newcastle United Football Club - St James' Park. 

Discover the full Go North East NewcastleGateshead Toon Tour bus timetable. 

The Toon Tour service will run every 30 minutes from 10.05am until 4.05pm, with buses starting from Central Station in Newcastle and then serving 17 stops on a circular route. Take advantage of great deals from attractions and venues along the bus route including free child admission at Life Science Centre with a paying adult when you show your Toon Tour ticket. 

Attractions and sites on the hop-on, hop-off Toon Tour bus route:

- Discovery Museum

- St James' Park

- Great North Museum: Hancock

- Ouseburn

- Newcastle Gateshead Quayside

- Gateshead Millennium Bridge

- Tyne Bridge

- BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

- Sage Gateshead

- Grey’s Monument

- Grey Street

- Newcastle Cathedral

Opening Times

Dates are not yet announced for 2020, check back for more information. (1 Jan 2019 - 27 Oct 2019)
Season (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

* Every weekend from Saturday 29 June - Saturday 20 July 2019.
Daily during the school summer holidays (Saturday 20 July - Sunday 8 September)



Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£8.00 per ticket type
Child (up to 16 yrs)£4.00 per ticket type
Concession£6.00 per ticket type
Family (up to 2 adults & 3 children)£20.00 per ticket type

Tickets will be valid for 24 hours from the time of issue on the bus and will also be valid on Quaylink buses in central Newcastle and Gateshead.
Tickets can be purchased in advance on the Go North East app or from the driver on the bus, with payments being made with cash or contactless card.
Tickets are available to include additional bus services - find out more at

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