Keep Wales Safe
A new set of national coronavirus rules apply from 9 November 2020 across Wales.
There are no travel restrictions in place within Wales. However, the Welsh Government is asking everyone to think carefully about:
- the journeys you make
- the people you meet
- travelling to areas where the coronavirus incidence rates are high
Travelling outside of the UK for leisure purposes is not allowed. You must have a reasonable excuse to travel overseas.
You can view the Welsh Government’s guidance here.
Travel restrictions in England
From 5 November until 2 December 2020, the UK Government is introducing lockdown travel restrictions in England.
If you need to use public transport to travel to and from England for essential purposes, such as to go to work if you’re unable to work from home, you’ll need to follow the UK Government’s safer travel guidance for parts of your journey that are within England and the Welsh Government’s guidance for the parts that are within Wales
Please check with your public transport operator before you travel as services in and out of England may be affected
Find out the latest timetable information for:
Travelling to Wales
There are currently no travel restrictions in place for travel within Wales, but the UK Government does have lockdown travel restrictions in England.
If you need to use public transport to travel for essential purposes, such as to go to work if you’re unable to work from home, you’ll need to follow the UK Government’s safer travel guidance for parts of your journey that are within England and the Welsh Government’s guidance for the parts that are within Wales.
Please check with your public transport operator before you travel as services in and out Wales may be affected.
You must wear a face covering on public transport, at stations, on platforms, in waiting rooms and in train station car parks unless you’re exempt. Help to prevent the spread of coronavirus to other travellers and staff. Protect yourself and others.
Face coverings needn't be worn by children under the age of 11, disabled persons or people who experience breathing difficulties. You can find information about our new personalised exemption note scheme here.
Please use public transport responsibly in these difficult times and help us to help you by following our simple Travel Safer advice.
You can find out more about Travel Safer as well as our promise to you here.
Need to travel?
We’re currently running reduced services and reduced capacity due to physical distancing. The Welsh Government has asked everyone to think carefully about making journeys and only travel when you need to do so. Work from home if you can.
Please be a responsible traveller, plan ahead and use our capacity checker if you’re travelling by train:
For advice and guidance or travel updates please:
- visit www.traveline.cymru
- call 0800 464 00 00
- email email@example.com
- message Traveline on Facebook or Twitter @TravelineCymru
- download Traveline Cymru’s free app
Please check Traveline Cymru’s Coronavirus update before travelling for any last-minute service changes.
You can also check your local bus operator’s website for more information. You can find a link at www.traveline.cymru.
For advice and guidance please:
- click here for rail information
- call 0333 3211202
- contact our customer service team
- Download our free app
- Call us on 03330 0050 501 if you’re planning to travel by train and you need help to travel.
Please check our coronavirus update.
Walking and cycling
Please walk or cycle particularly for shorter journeys.
For advice, guidance and help planning your journey please:
- visit www.traveline.cymru
- call 0800 464 00 00
- download Traveline Cymru’s free app on Google Play or the App Store
- use Google Maps’ journey-planner
Public cycle schemes, such as Nextbike in Cardiff, are available in some areas.
You can find out more on your local council’s website.
For advice and guidance on community transport services running in your area please contact the Community Transport Association (CTA):
call 01745 356 751 (North Wales)
call 01792 844 290 (South Wales)
Read our FAQs to find out more about what we’re doing to make sure essential journeys on public transport in Wales is as safe as possible.
Latest Welsh Government guidance
We’re continuing to follow the Welsh Government’s latest Coronavirus guidance which you can read here.
Latest healthcare information from Public Health Wales
You can find the latest healthcare information from Public Health Wales here.
Latest Government and NHS information
You can find the latest healthcare information from the NHS.
About Transport for Wales
Transport for Wales exists to drive forward the Welsh Government’s vision of a high quality, safe, integrated, affordable and accessible transport network that the people of Wales are proud of. Transport for Wales is key to delivering the Welsh Government’s key themes as set out in Prosperity for All: The National Strategy.
For Wales and its people to thrive, we need to be connected – to one another, to the services we need and to open up new opportunities. Our work focuses on making these connections happen – by planning, commissioning and managing efficient transport networks and by drawing on the very best skills from across industry, government and society.
We are creating a transport network fit for the future that contributes to the long-term sustainability of Wales and those communities connected to us.
Reduced journey times, more services and better connections are just some of the benefits you can expect from Metro, the exciting new transport system that will transform the way we all travel Wales and the borders.
Work on the South Wales Metro is already underway and we’re developing options to improve and enhance the transport network in North Wales and Swansea Bay.