National Express buses serve destinations throughout Great Britain and arrive/depart from outside the Swallow Hotel at the southern end of the High St.
Train service. Although Stockton itself does have a railway station, the better served station is 1/2 mile from High Street across river at Thornaby. Services Saltburn to Bishop Auckland via Darlington. Change at Darlington for main line services north & south/
The town has a bus service, which is a hub for Teesside. Many of these buses arrive/depart from the High St.
The town has buses which provide regular links with Durham, Darlington, Newcastle, Hartlepool,and Middlesbrough. The two main local bus operators are Arriva and Stagecoach and, again, most of these buses can be caught from the High St.
Consumption of alcohol in public is banned and Stockton High St on a weekend night will reveal why. Try to avoid groups of drinkers on their way from club to club and don't do anything provocative.