Sunday , June 16 2024

Where is Hartlepool?

Hartlepool is situated in North East England, close to Middlesbrough, Durham, Sunderland and Newcastle.

Hartlepool is served by excellent transport links, linking the town with the rest of the UK and Europe.

By Road
The excellence of the North’s fast road network is enhanced by the lack of major traffic congestion. Motorway standard routes allow quick and stress free travel.

The A689 links with both the A19 and A1(M) to provide easy access from the North and South. With the A1(M) linking with the M6 easy access is available from the West.

From the North West, the A66 offers connections to the M6.

Place Miles Time
Middlesbrough 12 16 mins
Newcastle 32 40 mins
Leeds 67 1 hour 15 mins
Hull 93 1 hour 40 mins
London 257 4 hours 40 mins
Dover 320 5 hours 45 mins
Edinburgh 140 2 hours 20 mins
Durham TeesValley Airport 20 28 mins
Newcastle Airport 38 45 mins

* Approximate time to Hartlepool calculated according to 45mph for short distances and 55mph for longer journeys.

By Air
Newcastle and Durham TeesValley Airports handling flights from the UK and European airports serve the region. Both have regular flights to Heathrow and Amsterdam for connections to all international routes. For flight information you can contact:

Newcastle International Airport Tel: 0191 214 4444
Durham TeesValley Airport Tel: 01325 332811

By Coach
National Express travel enquiries can be made by calling: National call – 0990 808080 (calls are answered daily between 0800 – 2200 hours)

By Rail
A fast and regular service runs between the North East and London. London and Edinburgh have direct speed services operating to Darlington from where you can catch a local connection to Hartlepool. Hartlepool now has its own direct rail service to London by operator Grand Central.

Direct trains operate to Newcastle, Darlington, Stockton and Middlesbrough on a regular basis. Trains operate direct to Manchester from Hartlepool.

24 hour information on train times and fares can be obtained by telephoning 0345 484950 or visiting their website.

By Sea
Scandinavian Seaways and Fjordline operate out of North Shields, whilst P&O North Sea Ferries operate daily services from Hull to Rotterdam and Zeebrugge.

Scandinavian Seaways Tel: 0191 296 0101
Fjordline Tel: 0191 296 1313
P&O North Sea Ferries Tel: 01482 377177

Maps & Route Planners

There are some excellent services now available on the internet:

RAC -Route Planner
The AA – Route Planner


Will the weather affect your journey? Visit our weather page for an up-to-date service including 7 day forecasts.

Address: Hartlepool Information Centre, Church Square, Hartlepool. TS24 7EQ

Telephone: 01429 869706