Sunderland Connect bus service linking Sunderland's biggest attractions and amenities.

The 'Sunderland Connect' 700 and 702 routes are funded by a unique partnership between Sunderland City Council, the University of Sunderland and Nexus.

The route connects major city centre attractions and amenities, including the Stadium of Light and Aquatic Centre, St Peter's and the National Glass Centre, the Winter Gardens and Royal Hospital.

The full route runs from Park Lane interchange via the University's City Campus on Chester Road, Royal Hospital and Hylton Road to student halls in Millfield. It will cross the Wearmouth Bridge, stopping at the St Peter's Metro Station, before passing the Stadium of Light and Aquatic Centre, continuing to the National Glass Centre and St Peter's Campus. It then comes back into the city, through Sunniside and past the Museum and Winter Gardens to Park Lane.

If you're looking for a bit of culture – Sunderland Connect takes you to the Empire, St Peter's Church, Museum and Winter Gardens and National Glass Centre. For sporting activity, stop off at the Stadium of Light or Aquatic Centre. Or if it's shopping you're after - use Sunderland Connect to get to the Bridges.

University of Sunderland students can use Sunderland Connect to get to their city centre and St Peter's campuses, as well as halls of residence at Millfield. The service stops at Sunderland Royal Hospital as well as providing connections with Metro and bus services at Park Lane Interchange.

Timetable Guide

Click here to download the latest timetable guide


•Single ticket - £1.40
•All day ticket - £2.30
•Family day ticket - £5.50 (2 Adults & Upto 3 Children)
•Weekly ticket - £8.70
•FREE travel for University of Sunderland students and staff who show valid university ID.

Other tickets and passes

If you have a Concessionary Travel Pass, you can travel for free after 9.30am on weekdays, and all day on weekends and bank holidays.

Network One Travel Tickets including zone four are also valid on Sunderland Connect.

If your journey includes other Go North East services, you can buy or use a Buzzfare or Get Around ticket (for school children and students).

If you're using Metro before or after your Sunderland Connect journey, buy a Transfare. Or buy a Network One Day Rover ticket for all day travel on all public transport in Tyne and Wear. Explorer and Plusbus tickets are also accepted.

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