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.
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?
Bus operators are currently running reduced services and reduced capacity due to physical distancing.
- wear a face covering unless you're exempt
- walk or cycle if you can, particularly for short journeys
- plan your journey in advance and check before you travel
- allow more time for your journey
- travel at quieter times. It’s busier between 7:00 and 9:00 in the morning and 16:00 and 18:30 in the evening
- book your journey
- use contactless payments or buy your tickets online or at ticket machines
- wash your hands for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser regularly
- keep your distance where possible
All bus operators across Wales have strict cleaning and safety measures in place to keep customers and staff as safe as possible. Find out more about cleaning here
You must wear a face covering on public transport, at stations, on platforms, in waiting rooms and in train station car parks to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus to other travellers and staff unless you’re exempt. Face coverings are mandatory where physical distancing can be difficult to achieve such as on public transport.
Please bring a face covering with you and put it on before:
- going into a train station car park
- going into a station
- going onto a platform
- using a waiting room
- getting on your bus or train
Children under the age of 11, people with breathing difficulties or people with a physical or mental illness or impairment or disability don’t have to wear a face covering. Children over the age of 11 must wear a face covering unless they’re disabled or suffer from breathing difficulties.
The Welsh Government's full list of exceptions can be found here
Find out more about wearing face coverings on public transport here.
Traveline Cymru works in partnership with bus operators and local authorities to provide public transport information across Wales for bus, coach and train, as well as walking and cycling routes.
fflecsi is a new pilot service run by local bus operators in Conwy Valley, Pembrokeshire, Newport, Cardiff North, Rhondda, Prestatyn and Denbigh and supported by TfW. It replaces a number of scheduled bus services, allowing you to choose when to travel.
Safety is paramount, and we’ve designed fflecsi to carry passengers as safely as possible and knowing how many passengers we’re picking up means we can send the right size vehicle and maintain social distancing.
To book our fflecsi service:
Help us – Travel Safer
Please follow our Travel Safer advice. Find out more here.
Planning and booking your journey
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.
Read our FAQs to find out more about what we’re doing to make sure public transport in Wales is as safe as possible.