Information on travel by bus in Northumberland
Northumberland is fortunate in maintaining an extensive network
of local bus routes, and the county benefits from a comprehensive
coverage both for residents and visitors. Much of the network runs
without subsidy from the local authority. Buses can provide a
valuable means of travel both for those without their own transport
and as an alternative to the car.
Information on times and routes
You can obtain up-to-date information for your journey through
the links on this page.
For the latest information by phone contact traveline:
0871 200 22 33, or click here to open the
Traveline North East website.
Calls are charged at 10p/minute from landlines; charges from
mobile phones may vary. This service is open daily from 7 am to 9
pm and is provided jointly by the local authorities and bus
operators in the region.
You can obtain information on public transport direct to your
mobile device. NextBuses provides detail of the
next departures from anywhere in England, Scotland and Wales. Use
the following link: http://www.nextbuses.mobi/. When
you have opened the homepage, enter the location or a postcode into
the search box, and then select the stop on the map that appears on
Some bus operators provide printed timetable leaflets for their
services. You can obtain copies through their websites as shown in
the links below:
We will provide some leaflets directly through links on this
page, and we will add more during the coming weeks. Most of the
leaflets to be shown on this page use Adobe Acrobat format and you
will need Adobe Reader version 6.0 or above to open them. If you
would like to receive a printed copy of any leaflet by post, please
get in touch and we will be happy to send it to you.
You can download some of our more popular timetables in pdf
format through the links below:
We have included more Northumberland timetables in the
Experience Northumberland network which includes an outline route
plan. Click here for details of the Experience
The timetables on this website are compiled on the basis of
information supplied by the bus operators. We try to keep them up
to date but the county council is unable to accept liability for
the consequences of any inaccuracy, error or omission.
Click here for detail of changes to bus
services during March and April.
For an outline route diagram for each of three areas of the
Northumberland network, click on one of the links below:
The county council is not able to provide comprehensive
information on fares, and you should contact the bus operators. For
most journeys most operators offer single, return and multi-journey
tickets. For travel across the network of routes including across
the county boundary to neighbouring areas North East Explorer
tickets are available. Click here to open the
Explorer North East web page.
Northumberland County Council participates in the England-wide
concessionary fares scheme for Northumberland residents. Click
here for more information on concessionary fares.
Bus Users UK represents bus passengers. They
aim to help communication between bus users and the people that
provide your bus service. They organise Bus Users' Surgeries around
the country, set up local groups of bus users and campaign on
behalf of bus passengers. You can join Bus Users
UK as an individual member. Click here to open the Bus Users UK
website (opens in a new window).
Bus Users UK can also help if something
unsatisfactory happens on your bus journey, whether you're a member
or not. If you have a problem on a bus journey, please let the bus
company know first. If you don't feel they have resolved it to your
satisfaction, contact Bus Users UK giving them as
much detail as you can. They will take things further for you. If
they can't resolve it, they are partners in the Bus Appeals Body
who will issue a decision about your difficulty.
Post: Bus Users UK, Terminal House, Shepperton,
Tel: 0300 111 0001
This page was last updated on 4th April 2014.