Two-for-one bank holiday bus ticket from Arriva

The Arriva mobile-phone app.
The Arriva mobile-phone app.

With the hope of some spring sunshine over the bank holiday, Arriva North East is encouraging you to make the most of the long weekend with its two-for-one offer on a mobile day ticket.

The 2-for-1 m-ticket is available from Saturday to Monday and gives two people unlimited travel for the price of one, during one day.

You simply need to download the Arriva m-ticket app (available for iPhones and Android devices), purchase the bank holiday 2-for-1 day ticket in advance (limited to one purchase per handset), activate it before travel and present it to the driver when you board the bus with your friend or family member.

Nick Knox, area managing director at Arriva North East, said: “We all love the idea of having an extra day off work, but how many of us really make the most of it? Worries about congestion chaos, delays and finding a convenient place to park understandably put many people off having a fun dayout.

“Our exclusive 2-for-1 m-ticket offer has been designed to help people seize the day, giving them the chance to swap stressful car journeys and disrupted train travel for a quality and relaxing experience on an Arriva bus.

“With the m-ticket you don’t need to print anything out and there is no change required – your ticket is literally in the palm of your hand. What’s more it gives friends and families in the North East the chance to make the most of every moment of their bank holiday; whether they want to make one return journey to a favourite tourist spot such as Whitby or the Northumberland coast, or hop on and off the bus to cram in as many different sights as they can in a day. It really does give people the freedom to travel where they want, when they want for a fantastically low price in one day.”