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Stay home, save lives and only travel if your journey’s essential

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 by train 
Travelling by bus

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.

Responsible travel 

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?

  • wear a face covering unless you're exempt
  • please be a responsible traveller, plan ahead and use our capacity checker
  • 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 
  • use contactless payments or buy your tickets online or at ticket machines
  • keep your distance where possible 
  • wash your hands for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser regularly 

 

Face coverings

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

Wearing face coverings on our trains in England

Wearing a face covering is compulsory on public transport in England.  You must wear a face covering on our train services in England. You can find out more here

Help us – Travel Safer

Please follow our Travel Safer advice. Find out more here.

Our promise to you 

Find out about our promise to you here.

Taking cycles on trains

Space on our trains is currently limited because of physical distancing measures. Please use the cycle storage at or near our stations where available and avoid bringing your cycle onto our trains. 

You can find out about more about cycle storage at our stations here.

Planning and booking your journey

Please use public transport responsibly in these difficult times and help us to help you by following our simple Travel Safer advice

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.

 

Your questions

Read our FAQs to find out more about what we’re doing to make sure public transport in Wales is as safe as possible.

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