The Red Kite

The Red Kite 45 and 46 buses give regular and reliable links between Consett, Derwentside College, Shotley Bridge, Ebchester, Hamsterley, Rowlands Gill, Swalwell, MetroCentre, Teams and Newcastle, with the Red Kite 45 serving Blackhill and Benfieldside, while the Red Kite 46 serves Bridgehill.

Red Kite 47 runs from Blackhall Mill, Chopwell, High Spen, Rowlands Gill and Metrocentre every 30 minutes.

Red Kite 45 & 46

Brand new single-deck buses!

  • Free customer WiFi
  • Power sockets
  • USB connections
  • Next stop announcements 
  • Comfy leather seats
  • Easy access - wheelchair and buggy friendly

Red Kite 47

Going up in the world! Service 47 has now joined the Red Kite family.

  • Brand new double-deck buses
  • Running up to every 30 minutes
  • Free customer WiFi 
  • Easy access - wheelchair and buggy friendly
  • Make sure you keep an eye out for the new look buses

No. Service Places Served Downloads
45 / 46 The Red Kite 45/46 Consett - Blackhill (45) - Bridgehill (46) - Shotley Bridge - Rowlands Gill - Swalwell - Metrocentre - Teams - Newcastle

45 / 46 / 47 times

47 The Red Kite Blackhall Mill - Chopwell - High Spen - Highfield - Rowlands Gill - Metrocentre - Teams - Newcastle

45 / 46 / 47 times

MoneySaver fares

We've some great deals and offers to help you get the best value for money on your bus travel.

Our MoneySaver guide gives you through all of the fares and tickets that are available for travel on our services so you can get the best deal for your journey.

If an employer buys your ticket for you, you could save even more money on the price of individual 28 day tickets - contact us for full details.

On the route

Derwent Walk Railway Path.

The Red Kite Trail is an eleven mile (eighteen kilometre), circular walking route on the borders of western Gateshead and north Durham that takes you through beautiful countryside with superb views of the lower Derwent Valley, where there are many opportunities to see the magnificent red kite birds of prey and other wildlife. 


Cleaner buses - Our Kite Mark explained

Kite Mark 4Go North East has one of the cleanest bus fleets of its size in the country and to make it even easier for you to see how well your bus is doing to help look after the environment, we have introduced a new ‘kite mark’ on our buses.

Using simple illustrations based on a red kite bird taking flight, each symbol lets you see at-a-glance how each of our buses meet European standards on emissions. Find out more about cleaner engines.

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