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Spread your wings on the Cross Pennine 685/X85 

Stagecoach Cumbria and North Lancashire have teamed up with Arriva North East, Northumberland County Council and Cumbria County Council to bring you a brand new and 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'll not have to wait for a Stagecoach bus to buy a Carlisle megarider ticket. 

Likewise, customers travelling to Cobalt Business Park and other locations in the North East served by Arriva, can now catch any Cross Pennine bus.

Start planning your journey

We've got branded Cross Pennine buses across the whole service which run up to every hour 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 you're 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 again with all day travel from just £10 and weekly travel from only £28. Buy online and travel for as little as £3.29 a day* with a 28 day North West megarider Gold or if you have a NowCard, travel after 0930 Mon-Fri for free!

Returns, day and weekly tickets bought on Stagecoach Cross Pennine buses are valid on Arriva Cross Pennine buses and vice versa but 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.