Welcome to the AD122, the Hadrian’s Wall Country Bus which makes it easy to explore our Roman heritage and get out and about in some of the country’s most spectacular landscapes.

The service for the 2015 season runs daily from Friday 3 April until Sunday 27 September.

Hadrians Wall

No. Service Places Served Downloads
AD122 AD122 Hexham - Chesters Fort - Housesteads - Once Brewed - Vindolanda - Walltown - Greenhead - Haltwhistle

AD122 times (with 10 and X85 connections)

AD122 times (with rail connections)

Sit back and relax as we take you to enjoy the sights and sounds of Hadrian’s Wall by bus. The AD122 takes you back into Roman times where you can visit some of the highlights of Hadrian’s Wall Country.

Chesters Roman Fort - Nestled in a beautiful riverside location, it’s not hard to see why Chesters was a good spot for the Romans to set up a base.  The fort boasts one of the best preserved Roman bathhouses you can see in Britain today and the museum houses the excellent “Clayton Collection” of Roman stonework and objects.

Houseteads Roman Fort – Houseteads is the most iconic of all the Wall sites.  The views and Roman remains are spectacular.  Delve into the Fort’s story and see a stunning collection of artefacts.  A CGI film flies through time and reconstructs Houseteads before your very eyes!

Roman Vindolanda – A stunning excavated fort and civilian settlement with extensive museum displaying amazing artefacts from the site including some of the world famous Vindolanda Writing Tablets.

Northumberland National Park Centre, Once Brewed – At the heart of Hadrian’s Wall Country, this centre provides a warm welcome to all and includes interpretive displays the Emperor Hadrian himself would have found handy!

Roman Army Museum – An extensive museum which gives the whole family a fantastic introduction to the Roman Army and Hadrian’s Wall.  Be transported back 2000 years when you put on your 3D glasses to watch the award winning Eagles Eye film!

Connections from Hexham Town Centre

Joining the AD122 couldn't be easier, from Newcastle you can catch our X84, X85 or Ten services to Hexham and change in Hexham Bus Station. You can also save money by buying an inclusive ticket to travel on any of these Go North East routes and the AD122.

You can also catch the Northern Rail train service from Newcastle, Sunderland, Middlesbrough or Carlisle to Hexham, with trains running regularly throughout the day. When you buy your rail ticket to Hexham, ask for a Hadrian's Wall Bus Link ticket and you can then travel all day on the AD122 too.

If you are travelling from Carlisle to Hadrian's Wall, you can also connect with the AD122 at Haltwhistle Railway Station or Market Place. Catch the 685 bus, Northern Rail train or other local bus services. Please note that Hadrian's Wall Bus Link tickets are only available for rail journeys via Hexham.

Tynedalexpress Ten

AD122 Tickets

Fares frozen for 2015

Travelling on the AD122 is great value, with a range of 1 day, 3 day or 7 day tickets which allow you to explore Hadrian’s Wall without the need to worry about carrying change. We’ve got tickets for Adults, Kids, Students, Over 60’s and Families that allow you to explore the Wall at your leisure. We also offer single and return fares, plus Concessionary Bus Pass holders travel free on all journeys after 9.30am on weekdays and all day at weekends or Bank Holidays (holders of Northumberland Concessionary Bus Passes may board after 9am on weekdays).

New for 2015 are Rover tickets for Over 60’s and you can also now buy a period return, which is ideal if you’re only using the bus to get your accommodation along the AD122 route. Your period return ticket is valid for up to one month from the date of purchase.

If you’re travelling by bus from Newcastle, you can buy our AD122 Rover Ticket + on the Go North East X84, X85 or TEN services as well as any Tynedale Links bus in the Hexham and Corbridge areas.

You can buy any of our tickets from your driver when you board the bus.

AD122 Rover Tickets

  • Travel for either 1 or 3 Days on the AD122 route

  Adult Child Student or Senior Family
1 day £12 £6 £9 £25
3 day £24 £12 £18


7 day £48 £24 £36 £100

AD122 Rover Tickets Plus

  • Travel for either 1 or 3 Days on the AD122 route or any Go North East X84, X85, Ten or Tynedale Links bus
  Adult Child Student or Senior Family
1 day £15 £7.50 £12 £31 
3 day £30 £15 £24 £62
7 day £60 £30 £48 £124
  • Child tickets are available for all Under 16’s
  • Student tickets are available on production of a valid NUS or International Student ID card
  • Family tickets are available for up to 2 adults and 3 children travelling together, with a minimum of one adult and one child.

Please note that Buzzfare, Get Around and Explorer tickets can’t be used on the AD122. Only the tickets listed above are valid on the service. 

Read our Blog about Hadrian's Wall by public transport

Hadrian's Wall country website



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