Wooler public transport – Cheviots Gateway – Northumberland
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Wooler public transport

25 Jan Wooler public transport

Wooler’s public transport connections are centred on its bus station, while inter-city trains serve Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Wooler buses

Wooler bus station

The bus station, Wooler
(Barbara Carr) / CC BY-SA 2.0

Wooler bus station is located in the heart of town, off the High Street by the Black Bull Inn. Some buses stop elsewhere around and about Wooler: check timetables or ask the driver for details.

Wooler – Berwick-upon-Tweed bus (464 via Lowick, 267 via Etal) – timetable [PDF]
Wooler – Alnwick bus (470 via Chillingham, 473 via Whittingham) – timetable [PDF]
Kelso – Wooler – Newcastle bus (710 via Morpeth: Wednesday & Saturday only) – timetable [PDF]
Wooler – Kirknewton circular bus (266 via Flodden: Wednesday only) – timetable [PDF]

Although linked timetables were correct at time of writing, we advise checking before travel online or with operator Glen Valley Tours.

Wooler trains

Sadly the train line to Wooler closed many decades ago. In fact Wooler station last accepted passengers back in 1930!

However Berwick-upon-Tweed is served by the East Coast mainline. These high-speed modern trains link to Edinburgh (45mins), London Kings Cross (3.5hr) and York (2hr). Trains also run direct to Glasgow (2hr), Birmingham (4.25hr) and Bristol (6hr).

From Berwick you can travel to Wooler on one of the above buses, or get a local taxi (pre-book from the options below and expect to pay about £30). Or you can cycle from Berwick to Wooler in about 1.5 hours.

County town Morpeth is also served by a train service, but Berwick-upon-Tweed will be the better option for most travellers to Wooler.

Wooler taxis

Ron’s Taxis are a common sight in Wooler, and can be booked on 01668 281281. Another option is Border Village Taxi – 01668 216360 or 07765 791348


Wooler is a fair distance from any air connections – with the closest two major airports being Newcastle (60 mins) and Edinburgh (90 mins)

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