Announcement from Go North East - AD 122 Bus Service
“Following the outbreak of the Coronavirus, Covid – 19, unfortunately the introduction of the AD 122 service scheduled to commence on Saturday 4th April 2020 has now been suspended for an indefinite period. We at Go North East are very disappointed to have to deliver this news to you, but you will appreciate the situation that we collectively find ourselves in. We will be continuing to run the 185 service as normal - so, those wanting to visit Walltown, Gilsland or Birdoswald will be able to. We will continue to update this information as soon as the situation changes.”
The AD122 bus is the main route serving Hadrian's Wall. It runs 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, the Roman Army Museum, Walltown and Greenhead. The service operates daily from Good Friday until 1st October.
Check out our Hadrian's Wall bus itinerary for ideas for walks and days out travelling by bus.
Go North East has extended its 185 route to serve Birdoswald Roman Fort and to provide a regular bus service from Monday to Saturday from Haltwhistle to match the operation of the AD122. There will be three journeys each way from Haltwhistle Rail Station to Birdoswald with buses running via Haltwhistle Market Place, the Roman Army Museum, Walltown, Greenhead and Gilsland.
AD122 Rover tickets are valid on the 185 and available to buy on the bus. This provides access to Hadrian's Wall from Gilsland and Longbyre as customers can change buses at Greenhead or Haltwhistle onto the AD122.
In addition, the number 10 and the Tynedale Express services provide connections to the AD122 from Newcastle, Metrocentre and Prudhoe.
A Hadrian's Frontier ticket is valid for one, three or seven days on any Go North East bus across the North East, including the AD122. This makes it easy to explore the eastern end of Hadrian's Wall with Go North East bus services serving Corbridge Roman Town, Heddon-on-the-Wall, Great North Museum in Newcastle, Segedunum and Arbeia Roman Fort. It also provides access to the AD122 and 185 services for customers across the Go North East network.
X81/185/681 Tynedale services
TYNEDALE services between Hexham, Haydon Bridge, Alston, Haltwhistle, Greenhead, Gilsland and Birdoswald Roman Fort.
Hadrian’s Wall Guided Bus Tour
Join a history-packed guided bus tour on a journey of discovery taking in the main sites of interest along Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site.
The Border Rambler Bus Service has been running since 2015 and now offers three routes to visitors. Hadrian's Wall Walkers can use the service each day to and from various points along the Wall. Further information and timetables can be found by visiting https://www.borderramblerbus.co.uk/.