Bus timetables

Bus timetables

On this page you'll find details of the contracted school buses as well as the regular service buses and the new Arriva service from Darlington, please be sure to scroll all the way down for full information on all services.

Contracted school bus timetables


Contract 3042A  
  Market Place 8:15am
  East End 8:16am
  Church Bank 8:20am
  Three Tuns (runs via Kinninvie) 8:21am
Contract 3044  
  Langdon Beck Hotel 8:00am
  Prior Farm 8:01am
  Forest in Teesdale School Bus Stop 8:04am
  High Force 8:05am
  Bowlees 8:06am
  Newbiggin Village Hall 8:09am
  Dent Bank 8:10am
  Stacks Lane Junction with Alston Road 8:12am
  Middleton in Teesdale:  
  Market Place 8:15am
  East End (PM only)  
  Whitegates House 8:18am
  Bogg House Lane End 8:19am
  Folly Top 8:21am
  Bail Hill Farm Lane End 8:25am
Contract 3047A  
  Thornberry Cottage 8:00am
  Black Lodge Farm 8:08am
  Startforth Grange:  
  Whitegates 8:16am
  Bowes: (arrives at school 8:39)  
  Bowes (bus shelter) 8:25am
  Low Fields 8:20am
  East Lowfields 8:27am
  Bowes Cross 8:28am
  Boldron Village 8:30am
  Boldron Junction A67 8:32am
  Smart Gill Farm Road Ends 8:34am
Contract 3048A provisional timetable  
  Wackerfield 8.04am
  Ingleton 8.08am
  A67 Whorlton Road Ends 8.22am
  Whorlton Village 8.26am
  East Shaws 8.27am
  Westwick Village  8.29am
Contract 3195A  
  Cotherstone  8:23am
  Lartington  8:29am

September 2020 travel updates

Durham County Council have been working with local bus companies to provide additional services to allow more students to travel on busses dedicated to our students - if you usually travel on a bus which also includes other members of the public please see details below:

  • 871 from Startforth: this will now only have students on board on buses before/after school - there is no change to normal times. 
  • 95/96 from Romaldkirk/Mickleton: Please use the extended route for the 871 service, do not use the 95/96. 
  • 85 from West Auckland: There will be a duplicate bus run by Hodgsons on this route called the S85 at the same time - Do not board normal bus, please board the student only S85 service. 
  • X75 (Arriva route): This will run as a student-only bus on the full route from/to Darlington at the normal times

Please note: 

  • Social distancing is not required on dedicated school transport, however, face coverings should be worn (unless exempt).
  • Please sit with other students from the same year group on school transport.
  • Enhanced cleaning will take place on all dedicated school transport before and after each journey.
  • Please see detailed guidance by Durham County Council.


Arriva Darlington service

Arriva operate a service between Darlington and Barnard Castle (see the timetable below). Parents of students at Teesdale School and Sixth Form can buy their son/daughter an Arriva bus pass for £338 for the entire year by contacting Arriva on 0191 520 4144 or [email protected] Monday - Friday until 5pm.

You can also set up a direct debit for the service bus at: 

Arriva bus timetable