Soccerbus

Getting to St. James' Park is really easy with us Go North East as we run two dedicated Park & Ride routes.  You can park in the Metrocentre Coach Park and catch our X50 Soccerbus or at Newcastle Great Park and catch our Quaylink Q3.

Soccerbus

  • Soccerbus is a direct link between the Metrocentre and St James’ Park on Newcastle United home match days, offering a convenient Park & Ride service and easy access to the stadium for everyone.
  • Runs for all Newcastle United first team home matches during the 2016/17 football season, including pre-season friendlies.
  • The first bus leaves the Metrocentre (Coach Park) two hours before each match. Buses then run at frequent intervals until the last departure 15 minutes before the scheduled kick-off time.
  • Buses return from St James’ Park at frequent intervals after each match. The last bus leaves one hour after the final whistle.
  • Free parking in dedicated spaces at the Metrocentre Coach Park – an attendant is on hand to guide you to the reserved parking spaces.
  • Open to everyone, offering direct access to the stadium before/after each match.

Soccerbus times

12pm kick off 
Travelling to St James' Park
Metrocentre Coach Park 0957 1009 1021 1033 1045 1057 1109 1121 1133 1145
Newcastle Barrack Road 1012 1024 1036 1048 1100 1112 1124 1136 1148 1200
Returning to Metrocentre Coach Park
Newcastle Barrack Road 1400 1410 1420 1430 1440 1450 1500
Metrocentre Coach Park 1415 1425 1435 1445 1455 1505 1515

 

3pm kick off 
Travelling to St James' Park
Metrocentre Coach Park 1300 1312 1324 1336 1348 1400 1412 1424 1436 1445
Newcastle Barrack Road 1315 1327 1339 1351 1403 1415 1427 1439 1451 1500
Returning to Metrocentre Coach Park
Newcastle Barrack Road 1700 1710 1720 1730 1740 1750 1800
Metrocentre Coach Park 1715 1725 1735 1745 1755 1805 1815

 

7.45pm or 8pm kick off 
Travelling to St James' Park
Metrocentre Coach Park 1745 1757 1809 1821 1833 1845 1857 1909 1921 1930
Newcastle Barrack Road 1800 1812 1824 1836 1848 1900 1912 1924 1936 1945
Returning to Metrocentre Coach Park
Newcastle Barrack Road 2145 2155 2205

2215

2225 2235 2245
Metrocentre Coach Park 2200 2210 2220 2230 2240 2250 2300

Bus Stops

  • Soccerbus stops at the Metrocentre Coach Park and on Barrack Road, behind the Milburn Stand, at St James’ Park - see map below

Tickets and Fares

  • Flat single fares apply, which are £1 for adults and 50p for children (16 and under).
  • Magpie Movers are valid on this service, but no other tickets can be used (which includes Network One travel cards, Buzzfare, Get Around and English national concessionary passes).
  • No charge for parking – just pay as you board the bus.

Great Park & Ride

  • Service Q3 runs for all Newcastle United first team home matches during the 2015/16 football season, including pre-season friendlies from the Park & Ride site at Great Park, just off the A1 at the Gosforth Park Hotel junction, direct into Barras Bridge or Blackett Street in Newcastle.
  • On evenings and Sundays, the normal timetabled buses will additionally serve the Park and Ride site two hours before and after kick-off. Extra journeys will also run so that buses run up to every 15 minutes.
  • The first bus leaves the Great Park & Ride site approximately two hours before each match.
  • Buses return from Haymarket Bus Station and Barras Bridge at frequent intervals after each match. The last bus leaves around one hour after the final whistle.
  • Free parking at the Great Park & Ride site, just off the A1 at the Gosforth Park Hotel junction.
  • Open to everyone, offering direct access to the stadium before/after each match.

Bus Stops

  • Soccerbus stops at the Great Park & Ride site and on Barras Bridge and Haymarket Bus Station in Newcastle City Centre, only a short walk to St James' Park

Tickets and Fares

  • Day Return fares are £3.30 for adults and 90p each way for children with a Get Around key card.
  • Magpie Movers are valid on this service, as are Network One travel cards, Buzzfare, Get Around and English national concessionary passes.
  • No charge for parking – just pay as you board the bus.

Extra buses on key routes

  • As well as our normal timetables, additional buses run for evening midweek home games on services  21, 58,  97, X10 and X31.
Angel 21
Newcastle Eldon Square 2150 2200
Gateshead Interchange 2159 2209
Low Fell Lyndhurst 2208 2218
Harlow Green Bridge 2210 2220
Birley Station Lane 2217 2227
Chester-le-Street Red Lion 2226 2236

 

CityLink 58
Newcastle New Bridge Street 2206
Newcastle Market Street West 2209
Gateshead Interchange 2217
Split Crow Road - Hendon Road 2224
Felling Square 2226
Whitehills Estate Woodburn 2232
Leam Lane Estate Fewster Square 2237
Heworth 2242

 

Green Arrow 97
Newcastle Market Street 2207
Gateshead Interchange 2216
Lobley Hill Road - Victoria Road 2221
Lobley Hill Coach Road 2224
Lobley Hill Top Library 2225
Whickham Council Offices 2231
Oakfield Road The Fellsider 2236
Fellside Park Thistledon Avenue 2239
Fellside Road - West Street 2242

 

Tyne Tees Xpress X10
Newcastle Eldon Square 2204
Gateshead Interchange 2214
Heworth 2222
West Boldon Testo's Roundabout 2227
Peterlee Essington Way/Crawford Ave 2246
Peterlee Bus Station 2251
Peterlee A19 Burnhope Way 2254
Billingham Town Centre 2310
Billingham Green 2315
Norton Red Lion 2318
Stockton High Street 2324
Teesdale Durham University College 2329
Middlesbrough Bus Station 2337

 

ToonLink X31
Newcastle Eldon Square 2215
Gateshead Interchange 2224
Lobley Hill Road - Victoria Road 2228
Lobley Hill Coach Road 2231
Lobley Hill Top Library 2232
Streetgate Pennyfine Road 2236
Sunniside Front Street 2237
Kip Hill Garage 2243
East Stanley Thatcher's Foot 2245
Stanley Bus Station 2255

Soccerbus Map
 

No. Service Places Served Downloads
X50 Soccerbus Metrocentre Coach Park - Newcastle Barrack Road

X50

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