The key lifestyle

Big savings, great deals and the ultimate flexibility!

the key lifestyle (hand)

The key lifestyle brings together some of the very best discounts on bus travel with great deals on car and bike hire.   The fully flexible transport package that saves you money however you want to travel.

And if you’re one of the growing number of people questioning owning two or even one car permanently, then scrap your banger with us and get up to a year of unlimited bus travel with Go North East in exchange!

  1. Big savings on the bus with the key smartcard
    At the heart of the key lifestyle is big savings on your bus travel with Go North East
  2. Full on flexibility with car and bike hire!
    The key lifestyle membership includes optional free membership of Common Wheels Car Club and Scratch Bikes
  3. A great deal on the car – scrap your banger!
    Scrap your car and get double its value back in free bus travel with Go North East
  4. More great deals to come!
    We will be providing a number of retailer discounts which will be available to key lifestyle members

Big savings on the bus with the key smartcard

At the heart of the key lifestyle are big savings on your bus travel with Go North East. 

Choose key lifestyle and pay less for your bus travel with a monthly subscription from your debit or credit card.  Your payment is taken automatically on the same date each month so you can forget about the hassle of remembering to buy your ticket every month, every week or every day.

Key lifestyle is available to everyone with a key smartcard – just choose key lifestyle when you purchase your ticket online.  If you haven’t got a key, they are free and delivered direct to your door.  Register to get one now or call us on 0845 60 60 260.

Full on flexibility with car and bike hire!

The key lifestyle membership includes optional free membership of Commonwheels car club and ScratchBikes.  We’ll contact you when you join key lifestyle to see if you want to sign up for these great deals as well. 

Common wheels

With Co-Wheels you get access to cheap and easy short term car hire from sites in Newcastle, Gateshead and Durham.  You can choose free membership of the Co-Wheels car club (usually £25) as part of your key lifestyle membership.  We will also buy you £25 of free driving credit to use when you need it.

Once your registered you can book a car over the internet or by telephone, pick it up from a parking bay in your area, drive and return.

You only pay for what you use with prices from just £4.25 an hour and 19p per mile.  A minimum £5 monthly spend applies to your Co-Wheels membership.

Co-Wheels website


ScratchBikes

Complete your journey on a bike with ScratchBikes in Newcastle.  You can get free membership of ScratchBikes (usually £25) as part of your key lifestyle membership. 

ScratchBikes is a pay as you go bike hire service so you can get on your way on two wheels.  Once you’re signed up just book your bike by text and collect it from one of 12 sites in Newcastle.  You can hire a bike for as little as 20p for two hours. Just bring your own cycle helmet!

ScratchBikes website

A great deal on the car – scrap your banger!

Scrap your car and get double its value back in free bus travel with Go North East.

We’ll arrange for your car to be valued and then convert this value into free bus travel.  For every £100 your car is worth you’ll get 2 months of travel.  Be one of the first ten people to scrap your banger and you are guaranteed at least one full year’s worth of travel no matter how much your old car is worth!

Once you’ve agreed the quote your car will be collected free of charge from around the region and within 48 hours you’ll have a key smartcard loaded with unlimited bus travel from Go North East!  

For more information on scrap a banger including the terms and conditions click here.

key benefits

We will be providing a number of retailer discounts which will be available to key lifestyle members.  Keep an eye out for the latest deals.

Key Lifestyle Terms and Conditions