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We know many of you will be looking for information for how lockdown will affect our services. We're working hard to keep our services running for essential journeys, however there may have been some changes to timetables in your area. Please check our latest timetables for more information.

We've put in place measures to allow you to travel safely including limiting available seats on buses and enhanced cleaning. Please avoid busy times, use contactless payment where you can, keep your distance and take your litter with you. You can keep up to date checking our main Coronavirus page.

You must wear a face covering throughout your journey, unless you are exempt. Find out more on our travelling safely pages for England, Wales and Scotland.

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Tees Flex


Welcome to Tees Flex!

Your on-demand bus service now available in Tees Valley.

Another day at the office? Heading into sixth form? A spot of retail therapy or enjoying a coffee with friends?

Demand Responsive Transport   has arrived!

Tees Flex - your bus, your way...

Brought to you by Stagecoach in partnership with the Tees Valley Mayor  and  Combined Authority.


Tees Flex app improvements!

We have upgraded the Tees Flex app to bring you a range of exciting enhancements, from Monday 14 December.

Our all-new advance booking feature secures your booking ahead of time - prioritising your journey and confirming your booking at time of request. Simply book your seat in advance and we'll take care of the rest!

We'll have 'depart at' and 'arrive by' features, ensuring your journey goes ahead exactly as you need it to - ideal for reaching appointments or your daily commute!

And for all those last-minute trips, you can still continue to book "on demand"!

Please note
: So we can upgrade the booking system, we need to take advance bookings offline for a few hours on Saturday 12 December. Existing bookings will be unaffected, and you'll still be able to make "on demand" journeys!

Update or download the Tees Flex app below*

Christmas & New Year service information

Seasons Greetings from Tees Flex!

Our services will be slightly different during the festive period (23rd December 2020 - 3rd January 2021).

For full details, please visit our Service Updates page.

You can also   download a copy of our Christmas & New Year service information.

If you have any questions,  just give us a call   on 0330 678  1545.

How does Demand Responsive Transport work?

Using the all-new Tees Flex app (iOS and Android), customers can hail a vehicle directly from their smartphone. The app's clever algorithms enable multiple passengers to seamlessly share the vehicle.

The technology directs passengers to a nearby 'virtual bus stop' (within a short walking distance) for their pick-up and drop-off points, allowing for quick and efficient shared trips - without lengthy detours, taking customers where they like, when they like!

Your journey begins with the Tees Flex app!

  1. Download the Tees Flex app now!
  2. Create your account
  3. Register your credit or debit card, or pay via PayPal


All set-up? You're ready to go!

  • Step 1 - Select your pick-up point from one of the ‘virtual bus stops’ - whichever is closest to you!
  • Step 2 - Choose your desired destination
  • Step 3 - Select   the   time   that's   best   for   you!
  • Step 4 - Your Tees Flex bus will be with you in a flash




Important travel restrictions in place on Tees Flex services due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

To ensure the safety of our customers and drivers, Tees Flex journeys are limited to nine customers per vehicle. When booking via the Tees Flex app or telephone, you will be automatically be provided with the next available bus which can safely accommodate you and your travel companion/s.

Unfortunately, this additional safety measure will impact waiting times and we thank you for your understanding at this challenging time.

When using Tees Flex services, please adhere to the following guidance:

  • You will be required to wear a face covering
  • Only one person can sit in a double seat, unless you’re with a member of your household or social bubble
  • You must sit diagonal to the person in the row in front and behind. You should  leave the seat behind and next to them empty
  • Please leave the seat behind the driver free
  • Pay with contactless or the Tees Flex app if you can
  • Only travel if your journey is essential
  • Sanitise your hands before and after you travel
  • Remember to take your belongings and any rubbish with you

Still need more information? Take a look at our travelling safely FAQs.


Where can I travel with Tees Flex?

Tees Flex bus services are available in these three areas - to view a map of the destinations, please click on the relevant area.

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Zone  Area  Primary Destinations  Secondary Destinations 
Redcar & Cleveland  Boosbeck, Boulby Village, Brotton, Carlin How, Charltons, Cowbar, Dunsdale, Easington, East Cleveland Hospital, Guisborough, Kilton Thorpe, Lazenby Village, Lingdale, Liverton, Liverton Mines, Loftus, Margrove Park, Moorsholm, New Skelton, Newton Under Roseberry, North Pinchinthorpe, Skelton, Skelton, Skelton Green, Skinningrove, Stanghow, Wilton

James Cook University Hospital*, Kirkleatham Museum, Marske Station, New Marske, Nunthorpe Station,Redcar Station/Clock, Saltburn Station

Hartlepool  Dalton Piercy, Elwick, Greatham Village, Hart, West Park, Wynyard
English Martyrs School, Hartlepool College, Hartlepool Transport Interchange, Maritime Avenue/Marina Way, Navigation Point, Queens Meadow, Summerhill, Tees Bay Retail Park, University Hospital of Hartlepool, York Road/Victoria Road 
Darlington & Stockton
Aislaby, Bishopton, Brafferton, Carlton, Elton, Great Stainton, Hilton, Kirklevington, Little Stainton, Long Newton, Low Dinsdale, Maltby, Neasham, Old Stillington, Preston Farm, Redmarshall, Sadberge, Stillington, Thewles, Thorpe, Urlay Nook, Whitton, Wolviston Village, Wynyard Village 
Amazon warehouse, Asda Darlington Superstore, Asda Billingham, Billingham Station, Darlington Town Centre, Darlington Station, Darlington Memorial Hospital, Durham UTC, Egglescliffe College, Eaglescliffe Station, Morrisons (Morton Park), Morrisons (North Road), Morton Palms, St. Michael's Academy, Stockton High Street, Stockton Riverside College, Teesdale, Thornaby Station, Thornaby Town Centre, Teesside Park, Tesco Billingham, Tesco Extra (Stockton), Tesco Superstore (Ingleby Barwick), West Park Hospital, Woodlands Hospital, Yarm High Street  

Please note: You can travel between any two Primary Destinations within a single zone, but not between zones. You’re also able to travel from a Primary Destination to a Secondary Destination as long as your journey is within the same zone.

*A  £2   surcharge   will   be   applied   for   all trips   to/from   James   Cook   Hospital.


Changes to evening bookings:   Please don't forget to start your last Tees Flex booking before 19:30,  the service ends at 20:00 and we don't want to miss you!

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How much does a Tees Flex bus journey cost?

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Adult Single

Adult Return

Under 19 Single

Concessions (T&Cs apply)


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  • Under 19s
    Customers between the ages of 5 & 19 save 50% on all fares!  Accompanied children under 5 will be carried free of charge.

     Just head to your 'Promo Codes' found in the Options list and enter discount code 'teesu19' - your discount will be applied whenever you travel!

    Please note:
    This offer is available to customers aged under 19 only. You must be able to provide a valid form of ID upon request.


  • Concessions (T&Cs)
    Customers in possession of a valid Concessionary Travel card can travel free after 09:30am Monday-Friday (and any time on Saturdays).

    To enable your discount, simply open the app, select 'Promo Codes' from the Options list and enter code 'teeconc'. You'll only have to do this once!

    If booking via the Tees Flex app, it must be declared that you hold a Concessionary Travel card at the time of booking and this will need to be presented and scanned when boarding the vehicle.

*Download (or update) the Tees Flex app

Available now from  the   App  Store (iPhone)  and  Google  Play (Android).  Click the buttons below to download, or search Tees Flex on the App Store or Google Play store.

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Get in touch

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Don't forget, you can also book by phone!

T: 0330 678 1545   (local rate)
(Mon-Sat from 7am to 8pm)

E: [email protected]