Getting to Corbridge

Corbridge is situated in the rural and beautiful Tyne Valley at the junction of two major routes. The A69 runs east to Newcastle upon Tyne and west to Carlisle. The A68, the old Roman road of Dere Street, runs south to Darlington and north to Edinburgh. Hadrian’s Wall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is only three miles to the north of Corbridge.


From the north: take the A1 south to Newcastle, then the A69 westwards for the most straightforward route.  For the more scenic and historic route, take the A68 south from Hawick to Corbridge, then take the B6529 into Corbridge. The A68 is an old Roman road so is largely straight but has a lot of hidden dips.

From the south: take the A1(M) north, ignoring the A68 for Corbridge at junction 58, then take the A69 westwards on the edge of Newcastle.  The shorter route in mileage, but probably no quicker is to take the A68 at junction 58 and follow it over the hills to Corbridge.

From the east: take the A69 from Newcastle signed towards Corbridge, Hexham and Carlisle, then take the B6530 into Corbridge.

From the west: take the A69 from Carlisle signed towards Hexham, Corbridge and Newcastle, then take the B6529 into Corbridge.


Corbridge is on the Tyne Valley railway line, served by Northern Rail, which runs from Carlisle to Newcastle Central Station and was the first passenger railway to run across the Pennines, starting in the 1830s.  Corbridge Station is unmanned and there is no ticket office. So if you don’t have one you need to buy tickets at the ticket machine on the eastbound (towards Newcastle) platform before getting on the train. From the station into the centre of the village is about ½ mile with a lovely walk over the bridge.

There are a number of taxi firms in the area, but you need to phone them and it is best to book in advance. Scroll down for a list

Please note that the only access to the westbound platform (ie arriving from Newcastle / going to Hexham and Carllisle) is by stairs.  Access to the eastbound platform (going to Newcastle) is up a gentle ramp.



Corbridge is served by several bus services:

Tynedale Links 684: From Newcastle Eldon Square to Hexham and back, stopping at Corbridge on Main Street at The Angel Inn. This service operates Monday to Saturday and is run by Go North East. Timetable on this page here.

Tynedale Links X85: Fast service between Newcastle Eldon Square and Hexham and back, stopping at Corbridge on Main Street at The Angel Inn. Note: There is currently just one bus from Corbridge to Newcastle during the morning ‘rush hour’ and one back in the evening: Monday to Friday only. Run by Go North East. Timetable on this page here.

685: From Carlisle to Newcastle and back, stopping at Corbridge on Main Street at The Angel Inn. Run by Stagecoach. Timetable on this page here.

(Note: A new timetable comes into operation for the Stagecoach 685 from Sunday January 22nd 2023)

Tyne Valley 10: From Newcastle Eldon Square or Central Station to Hexham, stopping in Corbridge at Station Road (near the village car park) and Hill Street. Run by Go North East. ‘Tyne Valley 10’ timetable on this page here.

AD122: A bus running along the route of Hadrian’s Wall and now operating all year round. It doesn’t serve Corbridge but you can join it at Hexham Bus Station or railway station. Run by Go North East. More information here.

Note: The bus stop on the north side of Main Street by The Angel Inn is for eastbound / Newcastle bound services. The bus stop on the south side across the road from The Angel Inn is for westbound / Hexham / Carlisle services.

Local Taxis

Ecocabs: 01434 600 600

Corbridge Private Hire: 01434 303 995

Executive Taxis: 01434 605 601

Advanced Taxis: 01434 606 565


If walking the Hadrian’s Wall path, Corbridge is one of the best places to stay near the Wall and also has its own Roman Town to visit.

The most obvious route to walk down into Corbridge (about three miles) is from Portgate at the junction of the A68 and the B6318.  However, this is a very busy road without footpaths and not good for walking.  There are other routes down to Corbridge, which are detailed in the official guidebooks.

The walk is all downhill into Corbridge, but equally all uphill going back the following day.  Many walkers book taxis from points such as the Errington Arms at Portgate or the Robin Hood Inn at Wallhouses on the B6318, also known as the Military Road.


Corbridge Roman Town:


The public transport route from Newcastle Airport to Corbridge is to take the Metro railway from Airport to Central Station, on a train signed for South Shields or South Hylton.  Then from Newcastle Central Station take the train to Corbridge.  That is the cheaper, longer and slower route.

The other way is to take a taxi to Corbridge, which will take about 20 minutes, but is more expensive.