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Getting Around From Middlesbrough

Blog | Published on: 21st September 2023

Want to explore Tees Valley? No problem. Our towns are equipped with a number of quick and convenient public transport links that can take you wherever you want to go.

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Travel by Train

Middlesbrough train station is located in the town centre, servicing links to Darlington, Redcar, Saltburn, Stockton-on-Tees, Thornaby, Billingham, Hartlepool, Seaton Carew, Eaglescliffe, Yarm, Nunthorpe and more. Trains are operated by Northern Rail, Transpennine Express, Cross Country and LNER.

For trains on the East Coast Mainline to places like Edinburgh and London, it may be easier to connect to Darlington first and use the onward connections from there.

Tickets can be purchased at the station or online in advance, via Connect Tees Valley, where you can find further information and plan your journey.

Travel by Bus

The region is also criss-crossed by a variety of bus services, connecting Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland, Stockton-on-Tees, and more.

Tickets can be purchased at the station, or just hop on board, let the driver know where you’re heading, pay upfront, and grab a seat. Ticket fares are just £2 until 31st October for all bus journeys!

Head to Connect Tees Valley for further information on bus routes and timetables.


Travel by E-Scooter

In 2020 Tees Valley became the UK’s first trial area for e-scooters. If you live in Middlesbrough and want to use this scheme, check out more information.

Find out more information here.


Walk or Cycle

There are hundreds of miles of walking and cycling paths connecting towns and districts across Tees Valley. Over the coming years, we will will be building more walking and cycling paths along key routes that directly connect neighbourhoods to schools, colleges, places of work and training.  

The network is also being improved to better connect to rail stations and town centres and provide secure cycle parking at key locations – find out more here

There’s never been a better time to take the first step – or pedal – into the world of active travel! 

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