Announcement from Go North East - AD 122 Bus Service .
From 18th of September, as a result of the restrictions imposed in Northumberland, Newcastle, Gateshead, Tyneside, and Durham, public transport in this area should only be used for essential travel, to work, to school, or for an essential reason (e.g. medical).
We can now confirm that the AD122 Hadrian's Wall Bus will be starting to run a daily timetable from Saturday the 4th of July between Hexham and Haltwistle for the summer of 2020. Please be aware that for public safety the AD122 will be operating with social distancing restrictions which will limit the passenger capacity on the buses and that use of public transport at this time remians primarily for essential travel only.
A revised time table for the 2020 season can be found here
Public transport services to access the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site are continuing to run to provide transport to residents and key-workers. At this time all public transport is for essential travel only and social distancing measures are in place.
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/.