Getting here

By Air

Aeroplane

Aeroplane

Flights land at Newcastle International Airport, a 25-minute drive from Morpeth and 45 minutes drive from Alnwick. As well as domestic flights, Newcastle welcomes flights from across the globe including direct Emirates flights from Australia and New Zealand. 
Further south is Durham Tees Valley International Airport, just over an hours drive south of Morpeth.

By Rail

Less than three hours from London Kings Cross, stations on the East Coast mainline from London Kings Cross to Aberdeen include Newcastle, Morpeth, Alnmouth and Berwick-upon-Tweed. Connecting westbound services are run by CrossCountry and Hadrian’s Wall Country Line.



Visit National Rail Enquiries for more information and online ticket bookings.

Rail operators

- Northern Rail - regional rail operator

- ScotRail - regional rail operator

Alnmouth Train Station

Alnmouth Train Station

- East Coast - national rail operator

- CrossCountry - national rail operator

Train Station information

Acklington

Alnmouth

Berwick-upon-Tweed

Haltwhistle

Hexham

Morpeth

Widdrington

By Bus

Make for Northumberland with coach operator National Express which stops at numerous points. Catch the Mega Bus to Newcastle and connect with regular local services from Newcastle to towns and villages throughout Northumberland. Extra services run during summertime and school holidays.

We have some pre-prepared itineraries to help you plan your visit by bus.

Timetables and routes can be found at Traveline North East, which provides a facility to locate bus and rail services within the region. Includes times, bus operator and a route listing.

Transport Direct - Plan your public transport journey in the United Kingdom

Arriva bus - Public bus services operator. Typical journey times Newcastle -> Morpeth (30 mins) Newcastle -> Alnwick (1 hr 10 mins) Newcastle -> Berwick (2 hrs 20 mins)

By Car

Drive to Northumberland

Drive to Northumberland

Enjoy a scenic drive into Northumberland passing the famous Angel of the North at Gateshead travelling on the A1 northbound. Heading southbound into Northumberland from Scotland, the A1 crosses the magnificent River Tweed. From the west, take the A69 and A66, while the A19 links Northumberland with the Port of Tyne.


Approximate journey times
London to Newcastle: 4 hrs 
Edinburgh to Berwick: 1 hr
Manchester to Hexham: 2 hrs 30 minutes
Leeds to Alnwick: 2 hrs 30 minutes

Journey planners

- RAC journey planner

- AA journey planner

- Google maps

- Frixo road traffic reports

- Holy Island Causeway Crossing Times

Car Hire

Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Morpeth

Free pick-up and drop-off service available from train stations in Northumberland; Tel : 01670 501900

By Sea

Ferry

Ferry

Just 20 minutes drive from the Port of Tyne International Passenger Terminal at Royal Quays and you’re in Northumberland. 

DFDS Seaways run a shuttle bus service from the Port of Tyne International Passenger Terminal to Newcastle Central Station on easily identifiable buses bearing the DFDS Seaways logo.  Scheduled to coincide with DFDS ship arrival and departure times, transfer times take around 20-30 minutes, depending on traffic levels.

The Tyne & Wear Metro rail service also runs from Newcastle city centre (Newcastle Central Station) to Percy Main, the closest Metro stop. Bus transfer from terminal to Newcastle -> Bus/Train

Operators & Destinations

DFDS Seaways- Ferry operator.

The Port of Tyne International Passenger Terminal at Royal Quays

Connections

Enterprise Rent-a-Car

Metro - light rail connecting Newcastle airport to the city.

By Air

Aeroplane

Aeroplane

Flights land at Newcastle International Airport, a 25-minute drive from Morpeth and 45 minutes drive from Alnwick. As well as domestic flights, Newcastle welcomes flights from across the globe including direct Emirates flights from Australia and New Zealand. 
Further south is Durham Tees Valley International Airport, just over an hours drive south of Morpeth.

By Rail

Less than three hours from London Kings Cross, stations on the East Coast mainline from London Kings Cross to Aberdeen include Newcastle, Morpeth, Alnmouth and Berwick-upon-Tweed. Connecting westbound services are run by CrossCountry and Hadrian’s Wall Country Line.



Visit National Rail Enquiries for more information and online ticket bookings.

Rail operators

- Northern Rail - regional rail operator

- ScotRail - regional rail operator

Alnmouth Train Station

Alnmouth Train Station

- East Coast - national rail operator

- CrossCountry - national rail operator

Train Station information

Acklington

Alnmouth

Berwick-upon-Tweed

Haltwhistle

Hexham

Morpeth

Widdrington

By Bus

Make for Northumberland with coach operator National Express which stops at numerous points. Catch the Mega Bus to Newcastle and connect with regular local services from Newcastle to towns and villages throughout Northumberland. Extra services run during summertime and school holidays.

We have some pre-prepared itineraries to help you plan your visit by bus.

Timetables and routes can be found at Traveline North East, which provides a facility to locate bus and rail services within the region. Includes times, bus operator and a route listing.

Transport Direct - Plan your public transport journey in the United Kingdom

Arriva bus - Public bus services operator. Typical journey times Newcastle -> Morpeth (30 mins) Newcastle -> Alnwick (1 hr 10 mins) Newcastle -> Berwick (2 hrs 20 mins)

By Car

Drive to Northumberland

Drive to Northumberland

Enjoy a scenic drive into Northumberland passing the famous Angel of the North at Gateshead travelling on the A1 northbound. Heading southbound into Northumberland from Scotland, the A1 crosses the magnificent River Tweed. From the west, take the A69 and A66, while the A19 links Northumberland with the Port of Tyne.


Approximate journey times
London to Newcastle: 4 hrs 
Edinburgh to Berwick: 1 hr
Manchester to Hexham: 2 hrs 30 minutes
Leeds to Alnwick: 2 hrs 30 minutes

Journey planners

- RAC journey planner

- AA journey planner

- Google maps

- Frixo road traffic reports

- Holy Island Causeway Crossing Times

Car Hire

Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Morpeth

Free pick-up and drop-off service available from train stations in Northumberland; Tel : 01670 501900

By Sea

Ferry

Ferry

Just 20 minutes drive from the Port of Tyne International Passenger Terminal at Royal Quays and you’re in Northumberland. 

DFDS Seaways run a shuttle bus service from the Port of Tyne International Passenger Terminal to Newcastle Central Station on easily identifiable buses bearing the DFDS Seaways logo.  Scheduled to coincide with DFDS ship arrival and departure times, transfer times take around 20-30 minutes, depending on traffic levels.

The Tyne & Wear Metro rail service also runs from Newcastle city centre (Newcastle Central Station) to Percy Main, the closest Metro stop. Bus transfer from terminal to Newcastle -> Bus/Train

Operators & Destinations

DFDS Seaways- Ferry operator.

The Port of Tyne International Passenger Terminal at Royal Quays

Connections

Enterprise Rent-a-Car

Metro - light rail connecting Newcastle airport to the city.

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