Spread your wings with the 685 Cross Pennine service!
Explore the Pennines with the 685 and x85! From Carlisle through Brampton, Haltwhistle, Hexham and Corbridge to Newcastle – the Cross Pennine will take you there. Buses run up to every hour between Newcastle and Carlisle (up to every 30 minutes between Brampton and Carlisle).
It’s a great way to get out and about and explore the scenic delights of the Pennines with spectacular views and places to visit along the way. With free WiFi on board you can plan your next adventure en route!
Free with your concessionary pass after 9:30am
Here are just a few of the great places and attractions along the route to explore!
Discover the magnificent Carlisle Castle
Wander around Brampton, Haltwhistle, Hexham and Corbridge discovering unique local shops, markets, cafes and restaurants
Trace Hexham Abbey's history back to 647AD!
Embrace your Roman heritage and visit Hadrian’s Wall, Vindolanda Fort and the Roman Army Museum if you fancy venturing off the beaten track for some breath-taking views!
Looking for arts, culture and entertainment? Newcastle has something for everyone, from a vast array of shops, bars, restaurants, to museums, theatres and much more!
Return, one day and season tickets bought on Arriva operated Cross Pennine buses are valid on Stagecoach operated Cross Pennine buses, and vice-versa.
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For more timetable information click here.
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