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  • Download the AD122 Bus Timetable

Getting Here

You can invade Hadrian's Wall Country from almost any angle and by almost any mode of transport. Travelling on foot or by bike are covered in other sections, so here we'll focus on the more practical options.

You'll find we're very well connected:


The AD122 bus will return from 25 March 2016. This will be the main service to serve Hadrian's Wall with buses running hourly for most of the day between Hexham Bus Station and Haltwhistle Rail Station via Hexham Rail Station, Acomb, Wall, Chollerford, Chesters Roman Fort, Housesteads Roman Fort, Once Brewed for Steel Rigg, Vindolanda, Milecastle Inn, Roman Army Museum, Walltown and Greenhead.  The service will daily from Good Friday (25th March) until Sunday 25th September.

Download the AD122 2016 Timetable

GoNorthEast has also extended their 185 route to serve Birdoswald Roman Fort to provide a regular bus service on Mondays to Saturdays from Haltwhistle to match the operation of the AD122.  There will be 3 journeys each way from Haltwhistle Rail Station to Birdoswald with buses running via Haltwhistle Market Place, Roman Army Museum, Walltown, Greenhead and Gilsland.  AD122 Rover tickets will be valid on the 185 and they will also be available to buy on the bus, which opens up Hadrian's Wall from Gilsland and Longbyre as customers can change buses at Greenhead or Haltwhistle onto the AD122.

In addition, the Ten & Tynedalexpress services will continue to provide connections to the AD122 from Newcastle, Metrocentre and Prudhoe.  

A Hadrian's Frontier ticket will be valid for 1, 3 or 7 days on any Go North East bus across the North East, including the AD122.  

This makes it easier for visitors to explore the Eastern end of Hadrian's Wall with Go North East bus services serving the Corbridge Roman Town, Heddon-on-the-Wall, Great North Museum in Newcastle, Segedunum and Arbeia Roman Fort.  It also opens up access to the AD122 & 185 services for customers across the Go North East network.

More information, can be found here;


Hadrian's Wall Country is served by two international airports, Newcastle and Durham Tees Valley, providing access from airports across the United Kingdom, Europe and worldwide. There are direct connections to Germany, the Netherlands, France, Ireland, Spain, the Balearic Islands, Italy, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, the United States, Norway, Denmark and more.

The new Emirates route from Newcastle makes getting here from Asia and Australasia even easier.

Domestically, there are connections to airports from all over the United Kingdom.


Hadrian's Wall Country is only around three-and-a-half hours from London by train. East Coast high-speed trains arrive into Newcastle from London, York, Edinburgh and east coast stations. Virgin Trains operates high-speed services into Carlisle from London, Manchester, Glasgow and the west coast. Cross Country operates high-speed services between Newcastle and Scotland, South West England, Birmingham, Sheffield and Leeds.

Inter-regional Trans-Pennine services provide frequent services to Newcastle from Liverpool, Manchester, West Yorkshire and York. Or, travel from Leeds along the dramatic Settle-Carlisle line through the Yorkshire Dales National Park to Carlisle, and connect to trains along the Tyne Valley Line.


Newcastle's Royal Quays International Ferry Terminal is linked to Newcastle Central Station by a special bus service.

DFDS Seaways operates ferries to the Netherlands.


Access from the western side of the country is along the M6 from the south and A74(M) from Glasgow to Carlisle. Access from the eastern side of the country is along the A1(M) to Newcastle, with the option of using the A68 which links Edinburgh and Darlington to reach the central part of Hadrian's Wall Country. The A69 between Newcastle and Carlisle runs parallel to Hadrian's Wall (approximately 2-5 miles south) and is the main strategic access route.

Public Transport

Please check Traveline North East and Cumbria to plan your trip by public transport.

Tour Bus

The Hadrian’s Wall Guided Tour Bus
15 June – 10 September 2015, Mondays, Wednesday and Thursdays
Departing from Tullie House Museum (Carlisle) at 10.30am and returning at 4.30pm. 
£15 per adult, £7 per child
Options to visit Housesteads Roman Fort or Vindolanda
Saturdays throughout July & August
Departing from Citadel Railway Station (Carlisle) at 10.30am and returning at 4.30pm. 
£12 per adult, £5 per child
Book: Call Carlisle Tourist Information on 01228 598596

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