Getting to Sunderland International Airshow by public transport
Airshow shuttle bus
For most people, the safest and easiest way to get to #SunAirshow is by public transport.
Park and Ride Bus Services
Travelling to Sunderland International Airshow is easy and you can save the hassle of finding a space by using one of our four Park & Ride sites with frequent buses taking you non-stop to the Seafront. The Park & Ride sites will be signed from all major routes into Sunderland, including the A19.
Friday 21 July - Park at the Stadium of Light and catch the PR3 to the Bungalow Cafe. 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 22 & Sunday 23 July -Park at Downhill Sports Complex (PR1 - Downhill Sports Complex Kingsway North, SR5 4BB), Fulwell Quarry (PR2 - near Millers Inn, SR5 1JT) or the Stadium of Light (PR3) with buses running every few minutes from 8.45am to Recreation Park at Seaburn. Buses will run until 8pm on Saturday and 7.30pm on Sunday.
You can also park at Sunderland Civic Centre (PR4) with buses running every few minutes from 9.30am to the Bungalow Cafe. Buses will run until 8pm on Saturday and 7.30pm on Sunday.
- Cost is £2 return per person (under 5s travel free). Pay the driver when you board the bus and keep your ticket safe for the return journey. Contactless card payments are accepted on the park and ride buses.
- Concession passes can't be used on the Airshow Park & Ride bus services.
- All buses will be low floor, easy access and we can accommodate one wheelchair on each bus or up to two unfolded pushchairs. At busy times, customers may be asked to fold pushchairs or wait for the next bus to load.
- Go North East staff will be on hand at each Park & Ride site and at each bus stop at the Airshow site to make your journey as easy as possible.
- Once you arrive at the Airshow site, the bus will leave from the same stop for your return journey back to the Park & Ride site.
Go North East services
Getting there from Teesside, Peterlee, Seaham, Chester-le-Street or Sunderland South/City Centre:
Catch your Go North East bus to Sunderland's Park Lane Interchange and then catch the A1 Express - running up to every 10 minutes from 9.35am and limited stop to Seaburn Park.
Getting there from Washington, Concord and Sulgrave:
Catch the Go North East A2 Express from Washington Galleries, Concord Bus Station, Sulgrave Village Centre or The Peel Centre which has limited stops to Seaburn Park. Buses run every 20 minutes from Washington Galleries, starting at 9.30am and running until 1.30pm on Saturday and Sunday. Buses return from Seaburn Park every 20 minutes from 2.40pm until 6pm over the weekend.
Getting there from Durham, The Raintons, Houghton-le-Spring, East Herrington or South Shields:
Catch the Go North East Prince Bishops 20/20A buses to The Grange at Fulwell and then walk the 10 minutes 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.
Go North East A1 Airshow bus service timetable 2017 - city centre to seafront [16kb]- Sunderland City Centre to Seaburn Park
The A1 will run 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.
On Friday 21 July, buses start 5.30pm and run every 15 minutes during the evening with the last bus leaving Seaburn at 10.30pm.
On Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23 July, buses start at 9.35am and run at least every 10 minutes throughout the day with the last bus leaving Seaburn at 6pm.
Go North East A2 Airshow bus service timetable 2017 - Washington to seafront [12kb]- Washington Galleries, Concord & Sulgrave to Seaburn Park
The A2 runs from Washington Galleries, Concord Bus Station, Sulgrave Village Centre and The Peel Centre to Seaburn Park with buses running every 20 minutes.
On Saturday and Sunday, buses start at 9.30am and run every 20 minutes, with the last bus leaving Seaburn Park at 6pm.
All Go North East ticket products are valid on the A1 and A2, with the exception of Network One, Concessionary bus passes and Nexus Pop Card child fares. Individual fares are:
A1 - £2 single/ £3.50 return/ U19's travel for £1 single
A2 - £4.20 single from Washington/ £1.45 single from Southwick/£5 return from Washington/ £2.70 single from Southwick/U19's travel for £1 single
From Sunderland city centre to Roker and Seaburn:
- Saturday: E1, E2, E6, 18, 19, 23
- Sunday: E1, E2, E6, 23
E1 and E6 services also run from South Shields.
Details of changes to these Stagecoach services is available on the Stagecoach website.
Nearest Metro station to the heart the airshow: Seaburn, a 15-minute walk to the seafront.
When leaving #SunAirshow Seaburn, St Peter's and Stadium of Light are all within easy reach depending where you are on the site. Additional Metro trains will be running on both days.
If you're travelling to Sunderland by rail, the Go North East A1 Airshow bus service timetable 2017 - city centre to seafront [16kb]departs from Fawcett Street, take the Metro without needing to leave the station or you can walk to the seafront in 30 minutes.