Great North Run 2022 has returned back to the famous city to sea route. Starting in the city centre and travelling to South Shields.

As always, road closures will affect the surrounding areas, so make sure you plan your trip in advance!

Please note that the following road closures outline the legal road closure times which have been permitted by the relevant authorities, however the actual closure times when participants are using the roads will be managed by professional stewards to minimise disruption.

Road closures for the main event

For The Great North Run on Sunday 11th September the road closures are in three parts :

  • Part 1 - between the hours of 20.00 on Saturday 10th September and 18.00 on Sunday 11th September 2022

1) The North-West Radial (Jedburgh Road A167) and associated slip roads between Grandstand Road and the Great North Road

2) North Terrace between Claremont Road and Town Moor

  • Part 2 - between the hours of 06.45 and 18.00 on Sunday 11th September 2022

1) Central Motorway East (A167) (M) and associated slip roads between Great North Road and Tyne Bridge

2) Tyne Bridge

3) Claremont Road between Grandstand Road and Queen Victoria Road

4) Hunters Road between Sheraton Street and Claremont Road

  • Part 3 - between the hours of 10.00 and 11.00 on Sunday 11th September 2022

1) Jesmond Dene Road at its junction with Great North Road

2) Great North Road (Northbound) at its junction with Grandstand Road

3) Great North Road (Southbound) at its junction with Grandstand Road

  • Download more information about the Great North Run road closures here.
  • Download the Great North Run event guide here. 

Travel advice from Nexus about travelling by Metro

  • Allow extra time for your journeys if you are using the Tyne and Wear Metro over the Great North Run weekend
  • Pre-book your Metro ticket to avoid queues. BOOK HERE

For help planning your journey call 0191 20 20 747 or use the Metro Live Travel map.

Visit for up-to-date travel information.

Advice for spectators

If you want to see friends or relatives take part in the run, we recommend that you just choose one place to see them - at the race start in Newcastle, or somewhere on the route, or at the race finish in South Shields. It is almost impossible to see a runner in more than one location, as public transport will be very busy, and because it takes time to reach the route.

Metro Closures

Nexus will be temporarily closing the following stations to help with crowd control:

  • Haymarket - No entry into the station (exit only) from 8am until 10.40am. Please use Jesmond.
  • Jesmond - Closed from 10.40am until early afternoon. Please use Haymarket.
  • Manors - Closed from 10.40am until early afternoon. Please use Haymarket.
  • Chichester - Closed from about 1pm until early evening. Please use South Shields.

If you're heading to the race finish:

  • Take the Metro from Haymarket or Monument to South Shields - there will be a train every 7½ minutes once the race has started.
  • Shuttle bus services will also be running from Haymarket (St Mary's Place and Percy Street) and Barras Bridge to the finish area.
  • The Shields Ferry will operate extra crossings between North Shields and South Shields and will start at 8.45am. Shuttle buses will connect North Shields Metro station and ferry landing.

Race finish - South Shields: Getting home from the race finish

Metro, the Shields Ferry and buses will be very busy due to the number of people travelling, so please expect a significant wait on the way home.

Avoid the queues by having a meal or drink in South Shields before you head home.

  • South Shields Metro station is about a 15 minute walk from the finish line - there will be a train every 7½ minutes after the race.
  • Shuttle bus services will run to Newcastle and South Shields 
  • The Shields Ferry between South Shields and North Shields will operate extra crossings and will run until 6.00pm. Shuttle buses will connect North Shields ferry landing and North Shields Metro station.

Details of the opening arrangements at Chichester Metro station are detailed here. Closing times may vary depending on the operational requirements on the day.

New for 2022: Great North Run Rover Tickets

Great North Run Rover Tickets can be used on:

  • Metro
  • Any bus service in Tyne and Wear, Durham and Northumberland
  • The Shields Ferry
  • Northern trains between Newcastle and Sunderland

Day and single tickets are available as wristbands from the Nexus Online Store, and the day version is also available as a paper ticket from Metro station ticket machines

And in addition to these new tickets, all operators will be accepting each other's single, return and day tickets for journeys from South Shields, making it simpler for you to hop on the ­first bus, Metro (or Shields Ferry) that comes.

Buying tickets in advance



Buy wristbands fromBuy tickets from
Great North Run Rover Day Ticket£6.00

Metro station ticket machines
Great North Run Rover Single Ticket£3.90

Only available as a wristband
Wristbands are on sale until 5pm on 2 September

Buying tickets on the day



Buy tickets from
Great North Run Rover Day Ticket£6.00Metro station ticket machines or on buses

Take the kids for free: up to three kids aged 11 and under can travel for free on Metro and the Shields Ferry, all day, every day when accompanied by a fare-paying adult. Find out more about take the kids for free here

Children with an Under 16 Pop card should buy a Child All-day Ticket (CAT) for £1.10. For other child tickets, see the ticket finder.