Getting toAD122 Hadrian’s Wall Country Buscar-free

1 At a glance

  • train or bus to Hexham or Haltwhistle (either end of the AD122 route).
  • ride all day on the AD122
  • enjoy 10% off Roman attractions

2 Step-by-step

Trains run to Hexham from Newcastle, Sunderland, Hartlepool and Middlesbrough. Hop on the AD122 at Hexham station (Stand B). If you’re coming from Carlisle join the AD122, at Haltwhistle station.

Ask at the rail station for a combined ticket for the train and the AD122 bus.

Train times and prices

Alternatively (especially if you have a bus pass), you may like to do the whole trip by bus. Bus X84/X85 runs direct from Newcastle to Hexham and you can buy a combined Hadrian’s Frontier ticket.

For full details of buses from Newcastle/Tyneside visit Go North East.

For buses from Carlise visit Stagecoach.

  • Bus times from:
    Newcastle Eldon Square (Stand A)

About AD122 Hadrian’s Wall Country Bus

Running daily from 19th April to 29th September 2019.
Take in panoramic views of Hadrian's Wall and the spectacular scenery of the Northumberland National Park. Hop off and walk a section of the epic wall - following in the footsteps of the Romans - and hop on again further along the AD122 route.

Enjoy a 10% discount on admission to Chesters Roman Fort, Housesteads Roman Fort, Roman Vindolanda, Roman Army Museum at Walltown and Birdoswald Roman Fort.

  • County: Northumberland
  • Address: Runs between Hexham Bus Station and Haltwhistle Market Place
  • Refreshments: Plenty of choice in Hexham or Haltwhistle, plus museum cafes along the route.
  • Car-free offer: 10% off entry to Roman attractions on the AD122 route with your bus ticket

3 Plan your car-free journey

Reverse Route

About AD122 Hadrian’s Wall Country Bus

Running daily from 19th April to 29th September 2019.
Take in panoramic views of Hadrian's Wall and the spectacular scenery of the Northumberland National Park. Hop off and walk a section of the epic wall - following in the footsteps of the Romans - and hop on again further along the AD122 route.

Enjoy a 10% discount on admission to Chesters Roman Fort, Housesteads Roman Fort, Roman Vindolanda, Roman Army Museum at Walltown and Birdoswald Roman Fort.

  • County: Northumberland
  • Nearest town: Hexham
  • Refreshments: Plenty of choice in Hexham or Haltwhistle, plus museum cafes along the route.
  • Car-free offer: 10% off entry to Roman attractions on the AD122 route with your bus ticket
Bike routes

National Route 72 links Newcastle and Carlisle with Hexham and Haltwhistle. You can plan your cycle route at cyclestreets. Sorry, you can’t take bikes (except folders) on board the AD122.

Handy Tips

The journey planner above will show you bus and train times to Hexham. You can use the journey planner on the homepage to find times to Haltwhistle or anywhere else.

Look out for the Good Journey Mark – where car-free visitors are welcome and enjoy a discount

Visit car-free in 2019!