How to get here
The nearest railway station is in Middlesbrough, with trains from York, Whitby, Newcastle and Leeds. The connecting bus service to Saltholme is the Number 1 from Middlesbrough bus station.
The nearest bus stop is outside the entrance to Saltholme, on the Seaton Carew Road. The Number 1 stops here and is run by Stagecoach in Hartlepool. The other main stops include High Tunstall - Throston on Grange - Hartlepool Town Centre - Seaton Carew - Port Clarence - Middlesbrough Bus Station. During peak hours it runs every half hour, every day except Sunday.
Saltholme is 10 minutes from the A19; turn east off the A19 north of Stockton along the A689. After half a mile, take the A1185; in 4 miles join the A178 at a mini roundabout and take the third exit. The reserve entrance is 250 metres on the right-hand side.
From Middlesbrough centre, the site can be accessed via the Transporter Bridge, which is 1.5 miles south along the A178 at Port Clarence.
The Bridge is open from 7 am to 7 pm Monday to Friday, and 9.30 am to 3.30 pm on Saturdays. It's closed all day Sunday for events and maintenance but the visitor centre is open. It costs £1.30 each way (contact 01642 247563 to check, as weather can affect its normal operation).
Other ways to get to the reserve
Saltholme is connected to the extensive network of cycleways around Stockton and Middlesbrough. There is a cycle track across the reserve to the visitor centre that is accessed through Port Clarence and is open during reserve opening hours. Cycle storage is available at the visitor centre.