Fun in Northumberland

Travelling throughout Northumberland

Getting Around
You’ll find travelling around Northumberland easy, whether you explore with or without a car, thanks to well-thought out bus and train services in operation.

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 PathHoly 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.

Travel By Car

Explore Northumberland by car, taking in lovely landscapes, dramatic spots and fascinating history along some of the most scenic roads in the country. Drive the Northumberland Coastal Route, a 39-mile stretch spanning the coastline, taking in seaside villages like Seahouses and Alnmouth.

Northumberland’s quiet roads can get busier in peak times, so allow extra time for your journey and finding a car parking space.

Free parking is available throughout the county in council operated car parks in a number of towns and villages.

You need to display a parking disc for short stay parking in Alnwick, Berwick, Hexham and Morpeth. Discs are available from tourist information centres, libraries, council customer information centres and local businesses (check signs when you park for more information on which businesses have discs).

Find out more about parking locations, time restrictions and where charges apply here.

Mountain biking in purple heather
Family walk in Northumberland
Couple enjoying a boat trip
Hadrian's Wall
Surf Northumberland
Outdoor adventures in Northumberland

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