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Bus travel

Middlesbrough bus station has reopened for departures only. It's open 7 days a week, for reduced hours, from 5am until 7pm.

The bus station is now one-way only. You must enter via Newport Road, and leave via Captain Cook Square. There will be signs and staff to help you if you're not sure.

Buses will only be picking passengers up, and will depart from their normal stands. See a list of stands and which buses depart from them.

If you're travelling into Middlesbrough by bus, you'll have to get off before you get to the bus station. Temporary stands have been set up in Brentnall Street outside Brentnall Business Units where you can get off.

After the bus station closes at 7pm, you can catch buses from either:

  • Stand Z outside BBC Tees on Newport Road - for buses towards Stockton
  • Brentnall Street outside Brentnall Business Units - for all other buses

There are no toilets available at the bus station.

You'll be able to get on and off buses from stops in the town centre as normal, except for the stands outside the Cleveland Centre, which will stay closed.

Middlesbrough bus station

The bus station is located in the centre of town, on Newport Road. There are entrances from Newport Road and Captain Cook Square, both of which are fully accessible.

The bus station is open 364 days a year, closed only on Christmas Day.

Passengers can travel to destinations across Middlesbrough. Buses also link the town to the Tees Valley and the wider region, including Stockton, Hartlepool, Durham, Newcastle and Scarborough. Visit Connect Tees Valley for a list of routes and bus stop information (under Area Bus Maps). For timetables, please visit the websites of individual bus operators.

Long distance coaches to various national destinations including London can be boarded from the upstairs lounge, which is reachable by both stairs and a lift.

There are public toilets, including a Changing Place facility, as well as a number of shops.

The safety of visitors is of the utmost importance, and the council's work in offering security and reassurance to visitors, and reducing crime and disorder in the bus station, has been recognised with the Safer Bus Station award. Middlesbrough is the first bus station in the north east to be given this award.

Lost property services are available from 9am until 5pm. Please call 07836 582080 to report lost property.

Bus shelters

The council decides the location of bus shelters and bus stops in consultation with residents and bus operators. To speak to us about the locations of bus shelters and stops, please call 01642 726001.

To report damage to a bus shelter, please contact Clear Channel by calling 0800 731 3699.

Middlesbrough public transport map

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