Well connected

Connectivity means more than just ensuring a direct route from A to B; it also includes the ease with which employees and business associates can reach your company.

Infrastructure plays an important role in enabling businesses to gain a competitive advantage. In Middlesbrough, we pride ourselves on being able to offer excellent national and international links by road, rail, and air. Our robust travel infrastructure allows accessible, timely, and smooth travel solutions.

By rail

Middlesbrough rail station is one of the busiest in the north east with 1.5 million passengers per annum. A direct train link to London Kings Cross within three hours is set to be in operation by 2020. This significant investment boost will further help to increase connectivity of Middlesbrough to the rest of the country, reducing journey times and costs. Work is already underway on the development of a railway station area masterplan, outlining the necessary improvements for enhanced services, as well as the regeneration of the surrounding streets leading to the town centre.

By road

Middlesbrough is well-placed to directly access the strategic road network of the A19, A1(M) and A66.

By air

Five airports are within an easy drive of Middlesbrough.

  • Durham Tees Valley Airport – 11.4 miles – 19 minutes by car
  • Newcastle Airport – 48.9 miles – 1 hour by car
  • Leeds Bradford Airport – 61.1 miles – 1 hour 16 minutes by car
  • Doncaster Sheffield Airport – 91 miles – 1 hour 40 minutes by car
  • Manchester Airport – 125 miles – 2 hours 14 minutes by car

Sustainable travel

Cycling is one of Middlesbrough’s biggest sustainable transport success stories with an ever-expanding network of cycle paths, ways, and cycle friendly infrastructure.

Pedal power is undoubtedly one the best ways to get around the Tees Valley. Over 70 kilometres of routes are available, including National Cycle Networks route 1 and 65. It’s an easy journey from popular commuter town Stockton to Middlesbrough town centre with mainly flat and traffic-free terrain that passes along scenic disused railway lines, the River Tees, and countryside. Excellent facilities close to Centre Square make sure cyclists arrive at their desk on time, relaxed, and fresh.