Hartlepool is well-connected, making your journey to and around the town quick, easy and stress-free.


By Air:

Teesside International Airport is approximately 30 minutes’ drive away from Hartlepool and provides superb links to the rest of the UK, Europe and even boasts international connections with its gateway hub at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. Find further information on the Teesside International Airport website here.

Just over an hour north of Hartlepool you’ll find Newcastle International Airport – the North East’s largest airport which directly connects the region to more than 80 global destinations. For additional guidance and information on flight routes visit their website.  

By Car:

The A179 and A689 are the two major roads feeding into Hartlepool from both the North and South via the A1 (M) and A19.

By Train:

Hartlepool train station is located just minutes from the town centre near Church Square, and neatly connects the town to the rest of the UK. Regular direct train services run across the North East to the likes of Newcastle, Middlesbrough and Sunderland. Long distance services to London and Edinburgh for example can be reached via connecting trains at York and Darlington respectively.


Hartlepool Station
Station Approach
County Durham
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For more information regarding Hartlepool train station download Connect Tees Valley’s useful guide here.

Visit Trainline to begin planning your journey today. 

By Bus:

Hartlepool bus station is also located near Church Square with well-connected coach routes across the UK. Visit National Express for more information. 

For more information on bus routes operating within Hartlepool and the wider Tees Valley region, visit Connect Tees Valley. Timetables for local bus routes can be found on Stagecoach.

Use NextBuses, a service that gives you the next bus times straight to your mobile phone. It’s designed to work on mobile phones with internet.  If you can’t get mobile internet on your phone, you can check the next buses from a particular bus stop by sending the bus stop code in a text to 84268.


Below are some useful local taxi numbers:

  • Twenty3 Taxis – 01429 232323
  • Blueline Taxis – 01429 262626 or use the Blueline app. 
  • Streamline Taxis – 01429 222222


There are plenty of short stay and long stay car parks throughout Hartlepool. For information on location, parking charges and availability visit Hartlepool Borough Council’s website here.

Pay & Display machines are in operation, alternatively go cashless and download the RingGo app to pay via your mobile.


Download the Walking in Hartlepool leaflet and map which locates all the public and permissive rights of way within and just outside the borough. It has information of ‘places of interest’ as well as ‘countryside sites’ and offers the viewer a greater opportunity to explore the ‘countryside on their doorstep’.