Getting around Northern England

Distances in the north of England are often short, with most cities and attractions within a couple of hours drive. Walking and cycling are also great ways to explore the local areas. Buses and trains offer easy access across the north, with some great scenery along the way. The First TransPenine Express offers rail travel throughout the north of England or step back in time and enjoy the steam hauled 'Fellsman' on the Settle to Carlisle railway.

Getting around by car

Four wheels give you the ultimate freedom to decide where and when you go. Mix motorways and winding lanes for quick and scenic travel.

Getting around by train

England’s historic rail network is fast and vast, covering major cities and remote countryside. Simply sit back and watch the world go by.

Getting around by bike

Getting around by pedal power is cheap, good for you and the environment, and an up-close-and-personal way to experience England.

National Express

National Express operate a coach and bus network across the UK with tickets for travel to over 900 destinations throughout the UK including transfers to and from all major airports.


Megabus operate a low cost intercity coach network across the UK.


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