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 the screen.
Some bus operators provide printed timetable leaflets for their
services. You can obtain copies through their websites as
shown in the links below:
Go North East
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:
Holy Island, April to August 2013
Berwick via North Road
Berwick via Amble and Bamburgh
Wall Bus AD122 This timetable is enhanced
with extra journeys from 25th May 2013.
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
Click here for detail of changes to bus
services during April and May 2013.
For an outline route diagram for each of three
areas of the Northumberland network, click on one of the links
below (updated April 2013:
for a diagram for North Northumberland
for a diagram for South East Northumberland
for a diagram for West Northumberland
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
Review and consultation on supported bus services
The county council recently held a
consultation to consider how supported bus services can work more
efficiently in the future. We wrote to all County
Councillors, Northumberland Town and Parish Councils and bus
operators advising that the Council is reviewing its support for
bus services which are not operated commercially.
Click here to open the list of affected contracted services
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, PO Box 119,
Shepperton, TW17 8UX
Tel: 01932 232574
This page was last updated on 13th May 2013.
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