Getting There

Updated 24th January 2017

It is easy to get to Hadrian's Wall Path by public transport. Both ends (Carlisle in the west and Newcastle upon Tyne at the east) have inter-city rail links and National Express coach services.  Newcastle has an international airport with scheduled services to many UK and overseas destinations.

You can also use public transport to reach other points along the Trail. The AD122 Hadrian's Wall Country Bus is ideal for people wishing to walk part or all of the Hadrian's Wall Path; you can walk a section of the Path and take the bus back to your starting point. It operates in 2017 between Friday 14th April and Sunday 1st October connecting Hexham with Haltwhistle with all of the major Roman Wall sites in between. You can download a timetable from www.hadrianswallcountry.co.uk/travel/bus 

Northern Rail operates the Newcastle to Carlisle 'Tyne Valley' line with strategic stops at Corbridge, Hexham and Haltwhistle, which connects with the AD122 Hadrian's Wall Bus service. Download a timetable from Northern.

Arriva bus operates the 685 bus service linking Newcastle and Carlisle via Heddon-on-the-Wall, Corbridge, Hexham, Haltwhistle, Greenhead and Brampton with other stops in between. Download a timetable from Arriva Bus. 

If you want to travel by bus between Newcastle and Hexham via Corbridge then the Number 10 operated by Go North East is a regular service. Download a timetable from Go North East. 

Between Friday 14th April until Sunday 1st October 2017 Go North East also runs the 185 service connecting Birdoswald Roman Fort with Carvoran Roman Army Museum and Haltwhistle railway station. During the winter months the service runs between Haltwhistle and Gilsland only. 

The 93/93A Stagecoach bus connects Carlisle with Bowness-on-Solway.  Download a timetable from bus operator Stagecoach https://www.stagecoachbus.com/timetables Put No 93 in the 'download a timetable' field.   

You will need to carefully do your homework to make the most of three useful but infrequent bus services in Cumbria. On Tuesdays and Thursdays the BR1 connects Carlisle with Rickerby, Linstock village, Crosby on Eden, Brampton and Newtown; on Thursdays only the BR2 connects carlisle with Walton, Lanercost Tea Rooms and newtown; and on Wednesdays the BR3 connects Brampton with Lanercost Tea Rooms, Gilsland, Greenhead, gilsland, Boirdoswald Roman fort, banks turret, Lanercost Tea Rooms and Newtown.  Download the timetable from Cumbria County Council.

The quickest way of getting from Newcastle to Segedunum Roman fort in Wallsend is by taking the Tyneside Metro.  Ticket machines in the stations so have change ready although they now accept credit/debit cards.  For Metro map and timetable go to http://www.nexus.org.uk/metro/metro-maps

For public transport information and journey planning visit the Traveline website or call 0871 200 22 33. 

If you need a taxi then a very useful website is www.traintaxi.co.uk which lists taxi services operating from the nearest railway station. 

Car parking in Newcastle

By far the best place to leave your car at the east end of the Trail is at the long stay car parking facility at Newcastle International Airport.  Pre-booking is advisable for the best deals.  Book online at http://www.newcastleairport.com/car-parking or call 0191 214 4341.

There is a 24 hour shuttle bus from the car park to the airport.  Then take the airport Metro to Wallsend changing at Monument station.  It really is very straight forward.  If you are staying overnight in Newcastle then the Metro map will be useful http://www.nexus.org.uk/metro/metro-maps

Interactive Map

Plan your visit to the Trail on our interactive map
Plan your visit using our Interactive Map.
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