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Although Craster is not on the main transport arteries of the country, it is close to the A1 trunk road and the East Coast railway line and is better served by public transport than many rural communities.

Rail Travel

The nearest station to Craster is Alnmouth (for Alnwick). This is on the East Coast railway line and is served by Cross Country, National Express East Coast and Northern Rail. Trains stop at roughly hourly intervals in each direction with through services to and from London, Edinburgh, Yorkshire, the Midlands and the South West. The individual train operators can be contacted at:

Cross- Country Telephone: 0870 010 0084

National Express East Coast Telephone 08457 225333

Northern Rail Telephone 0845 000 0125

Information about train timetables and service disruptions can also be obtained from National Rail or 08457 48 49 50

There are bus connections from Alnmouth Station to Craster operated by Arriva North East. Details of bus services and operators are shown below.

Bus services

Craster is served by 2 bus operators, Arriva North East and Travelsure. Arriva operate the 501 service from Newcastle, via Alnwick and Alnmouth Station and forward to Berwick from Monday to Saturday. This service operates at roughly hourly intervals. Travelsure operate the 401 and 411 services which makes 5 trips daily between Alnwick and Bamburgh but which do not call at Alnmouth Station. The operators can be contacted at:

Arriva North East Telephone their Traveline at 0871 200 22 33

Travelsure Telephone: 01665 720955 or 720907


There are no taxi companies based in Craster. If you arrive by rail at Alnmouth Station there are a number of taxi companies listed in the station ticket office.

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