Travel By Bus
Arriva, Go North East & Travel Line North East
Arriva and Go North East provide excellent bus services around Northumberland with extra routes running during summer months and peak times.
Kids go free this summer with Arriva and can travel for a pound with Go North East. Single bus fares for adults have also been capped at £2 until October 2023, increasing to £2.50 until November 2024.
See Northumberland’s main attractions via the following bus routes:
Northumberland Coast and Castles
Explore the Northumberland Coast and Countryside by Bus with MAX X15, X18 & X20. Arriva’s scenic X18 route runs along the Northumberland coastline from Newcastle to Berwick. It’s an ideal route for walkers heading out to the Northumberland Coast Path. Holy Island Border Buses 477 service currently operates Monday to Saturday between Berwick-upon-Tweed and Holy Island.
Morpeth and south east Northumberland to the coast
Catch Arriva’s X18 service from Newcastle to Berwick, calling at Morpeth, Alnwick, Amble and the coast, while the 418 service covers the Alnwick and Belford. The X15 travels from Newcastle to Berwick and the coast and offers great value family tickets which are transferable on all routes.
Need help planning your route? Traveline North East provides more information or call 0871 200 2233.
Northumberland County Council lists all bus timetables operating in the county too.
Look out for special offers and passes like Arriva’s Passport Weekly and Discover Day tickets. Valid in the north Northumberland area, ticketholders enjoy benefits including discounted rates at attractions including Bamburgh Castle and Bailiffgate Museum.
The AD122 Hadrian's Wall Country Bus operates all year round between Hexham Bus Station and Haltwhistle Rail Station, stopping at all of the major attractions along the wall, making it perfect for sightseeing.