Hartlepool is served by excellent transport links, linking the town with the rest of the UK and Europe.
The excellence of the North’s fast road network is enhanced by the lack of major traffic congestion. Motorway standard routes allow quick and stress free travel.
The A689 links with both the A19 and A1(M) to provide easy access from the North and South. With the A1(M) linking with the M6 easy access is available from the West.
From the North West, the A66 offers connections to the M6.
|Leeds||67||1 hour 15 mins|
|Hull||93||1 hour 40 mins|
|London||257||4 hours 40 mins|
|Dover||320||5 hours 45 mins|
|Edinburgh||140||2 hours 20 mins|
|Durham TeesValley Airport||20||28 mins|
|Newcastle Airport||38||45 mins|
* Approximate time to Hartlepool calculated according to 45mph for short distances and 55mph for longer journeys.
If travelling from Scotland, Newcastle, Gateshead then continue down the A1 until you reach a turn off for A1231 (Sunderland Highway / Washington). The turn off is just passed the Angel of the North. Continue along the A1231 until you reach the A19 and take A19 South.
Continue down the A19 South until you reach the A179 (Hartlepool) turn off. Continue towards Hartlepool and follow the signs for the Park & Ride.
Travelling from Sunderland, Peterlee – Take the A19 South until you reach the A179 (Hartlepool) turn off. Continue towards Hartlepool and follow the signs for the Park & Ride.
Travelling from Durham – Take the A181 and join the A19 South. Take the A19 South until you reach the A179 (Hartlepool) turn off. Continue towards Hartlepool and follow the signs for the Park & Ride.
If travelling from the South – Leeds, Yorkshire, Middlesbrough, Redcar, Stockton follow the A19 Northbound until you reach the A689 turn off for Hartlepool. Continue down the A689 and follow signs for the Park & Ride (There are a couple of park and ride car parks along the A689).
Newcastle and Durham TeesValley Airports handling flights from the UK and European airports serve the region. Both have regular flights to Heathrow and Amsterdam for connections to all international routes. For flight information you can contact:
Newcastle International Airport Tel: 0191 214 4444
Durham TeesValley Airport Tel: 01325 332811
The Stagecoach Group and Tees Valley travel operate services from Hartlepool to Billingham, Stockton and Middlesbrough. Other services are provided byArriva and Go North East from Hartlepool to Peterlee, Durham, Dalton Park , Sunderland and Newcastle.
National Express travel enquiries can be made by calling: National call – 0990 808080 (calls are answered daily between 0800 – 2200 hours)
A fast and regular service runs between the North East and London. London and Edinburgh have direct speed services operating to Darlington from where you can catch a local connection to Hartlepool. Hartlepool now has its own direct rail service to London by operator Grand Central. Hartlepool is served by Hartlepool railway station which is on the Durham Coast Line with hourly services to Newcastle and Middlesbrough which are provided by Northern Rail. There is a new service to London from Sunderland provided by Grand Central that uses Class 43 and Class 180 trains capable of 125 miles per hour (201 km/h). This is the first time in 15 years that Hartlepool has had a direct link to London by train. Seaton Carew railway station is also located on Seaton Lane
Direct trains operate to Newcastle, Darlington, Stockton and Middlesbrough on a regular basis. Trains operate direct to Manchester from Hartlepool..
Scandinavian Seaways and Fjordline operate out of North Shields, whilst P&O North Sea Ferries operate daily services from Hull to Rotterdam and Zeebrugge.