Travel by Rail

There is a daily service** along the Tyne Valley Railway, with connections at Carlisle and Newcastle with trains from stations throughout England, Scotland and Wales.  Ticket prices will vary and depend on the journey being taken.

The timetable for the Tyne Valley Railway (Newcastle-Hexham-Carlisle) is available here.  Using this link also takes you to a  more comprehensive timetable booklet showing train times for numerous routes to/from Carlisle and Hadrian's Wall Country provides train times for the following rail routes:

  • Cumbrian Coast - for travel to Roman sites at Maryport and Ravenglass
  • Furness Line
  • Lakes Line
  • Bentham Line
  • Settle-Carlisle Railway - travel to/from Leeds
  • West Coast Line - travel to/from Manchester, Manchester Airport, Preston, Edinburgh and Glasgow


The Hadrian's Wall Country Day Ranger rail ticket allows you to discover many Hadrian's Wall attractions between the Irish Sea at Whitehaven in the west and the North Sea at Sunderland.  The ticket can be purchased from staffed stations anywhere in the country or from the conductor on the train.  It is not available to purchase online or from a ticket vending machine,  Other Ranger and Rover tickets are also available giving you some flexibility for your journey, your destination and places to visit.

At Hexham and Haltwhistle stations, you can hop onto the AD122 bus which will take you to many Hadrian's Wall attractions and The Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre.  From Bardon Mill railway station you can enjoy a circular walk to The Sill and Vindolanda.  You can download the walk leaflet here

Explore Hadrian's Wall - a walk from Bardon MillFor your safety and the safety of those around you, please follow the up-to-date guidance for travel on public transport.  Train companies are striving to make rail travel as safe as possible. For current travel guidance, click here



** No trains operate on 25 and 26 December and 1 January


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