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Stagecoach Cross Pennine 685/X85

Spread your wings on the Cross Pennine 685/X85 

Stagecoach Cumbria and North Lancashire work in partnership with Arriva North East, Northumberland County Council and Cumbria County Council to bring you an improved service between Newcastle, Corbridge, Hexham, Haltwhistle, Brampton and Carlisle.

You can now buy the full range of daily and weekly tickets, regardless of which company’s bus you use.

So if you want access to Stagecoach’s full Carlisle network, you won't have to wait for a Stagecoach bus to buy a Carlisle megarider ticket. Likewise, customers travelling to Cobalt Business Park, and other North East locations served by Arriva, can now catch any Cross Pennine bus.


Start planning your journey

We have branded Cross Pennine buses which operate up to every 60 minutes between Newcastle and Carlisle and up to every 30 minutes between Brampton and Carlisle.

So sit back and relax on comfortable high backed seats and use the free on-board Wi-Fi*  to surf the web whilst on the move.


Take a look at the Cross Pennine 685/X85 timetable between Newcastle, Corbridge, Hexham, Haltwhistle, Brampton and Carlisle. 


You can plan your journey on the  Stagecoach Bus App or using the  online journey planner. For service updates when you're on the move, make sure you follow us on twitter @StagecoachCNL.


Great Value Fares

Hop on and off with all day travel from just £10.90 with a North East Explorer and weekly travel from only £30.50 with a 7-day North West Megarider Gold. 

Returns, day and weekly tickets bought on Stagecoach Cross Pennine buses are also valid on Arriva Cross Pennine buses and vice versa, however due to competition laws the same ticket might be priced slightly differently.


Days out by bus

There are fantastic places to visit along the route. Discover the historic town of Hexham, home to the impressive Hexham Abbey and Hadrian's Wall

Or for a day out in the toon, visit Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, a great city for shopping, theatre, bars and restaurants.