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.
The principal source of information to help you plan your
journey by public transport in Northumberland is Traveline
North East. This source is provided and maintained
by a partnership of councils and public transport operators, and
includes detail for all stops on all routes throughout north east
England. Long-distance coaches, trains and ferries are all
included, and the information is always up-to-date. For the
latest information by phone contact traveline: 0871 200 22
33, or click here to
open the Traveline North East website. (Opens in a new
Calls by phone are charged at 10p per minute from landlines;
charges from mobile phones may vary. This phone service is open
daily from 7 am to 9 pm.
Traveline can provide information on public transport
direct to your mobile device. NextBuses gives you
detail of the next departures from any bus stop in England,
Scotland and Wales, including "real-time" detail where this is
available. 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
Subsidised bus services: have your say
Northumberland County Council is looking at how it funds
subsidised bus services in Northumberland, and we have been
consulting on the criteria we should adopt for selecting the
services for support. The consultation is now closed, but we
have completed some analysis of the results. Click here for more information.
Consultation on changes to Arriva services during
The bus operator Arriva is planning changes to
timetables on some routes in Northumberland in early
September 2015. The company is carrying out
a consultation in advance of these changes, and you can respond
through its website until 8th July.
here for more information (opens in a new window).
This page was last updated on 30th June 2015.