Stay safe, plan ahead and be a responsible traveller.
Don’t travel if you’re feeling unwell.
When using public transport;
- wear your face covering at all times
- keep your distance
- be respectful to other travellers and our staff
- wash and sanitise your hands regularly.
Help us keep the network as safe as possible by following our Travel Safer guidance.
You can check the Welsh Government’s guidance here.
Travelling to other UK nations
From 12 April 2021, Travel restrictions have been lifted in Wales allowing for travel between Wales and the rest of the UK, or wider Common Travel Area (Ireland, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands).
You can view the latest guidance on travelling outside of Wales here.
On April 12 2021, the UK Government also lifted the essential travel restrictions in England, allowing for travel between England and the rest of the UK or wider Common Travel Area.
You’ll need to check what guidance is in place for where you’re intending to travel from or to as some countries within the Common Travel Area have travel restrictions in place. This may prevent you from travelling unless you have a reasonable excuse, for example, travelling for work or education.
The Welsh Government’s guidance advises against travelling unnecessarily to other parts of the UK with higher levels of coronavirus to help control the spread of the virus.
Reduced bus and rail timetables
Please plan ahead and check before you travel.
Our rail services will be running on a reduced timetable to help keep staff and those who need to make journeys as safe as possible.
If you’re travelling by train, please use our capacity checker.
Bus services are already running a reduced timetable.
If you’re travelling by bus, please check your local bus operator’s website for more information. You can check your local operators 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:
- view our 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.
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
Travelling in Wales
If you need to use public transport in Wales you’ll need to follow the Welsh Government’s guidance.
Travelling outside Wales
Please check with your public transport operator before you travel as services in and out of England may be affected.
The latest advice for travelling abroad
You must have a reasonable excuse to travel overseas. You can find out what rules apply to exemptions and isolation on the Welsh Government website.
If you do need to travel and have a reasonable excuse, you can use the IATA map to find out more on the travel restrictions on your destination. The map is hosted by the International Air Transport Association and updated regularly.
As more passengers begin to use public transport, helping everyone to socially distance as much as possible remains one of our top priorities
We’re using all of our available trains, continuing to review our timetable and carrying out additional cleaning to keep our colleagues and customers safe.
Here’s how you can help us keep the transport network as safe as possible:
- Continue to work from home if you can
- Walk and cycle if you can
- Try to avoid travelling during busier times
- Plan ahead by using our capacity checker to find trains with more space
- Buy tickets and reserve a place on your preferred train well before the day of travel.
- Some routes have longer intercity services serving them, so consider changing your plans to use trains with more carriages
- Try to avoid standing near doorways and use a window seat. Please remember that some passengers can only use some parts of the train, such as wheelchair accessible spaces, so keep them free where you can.
- Respect the space of our colleagues whilst they’re working to keep you safe
- Wear a face covering unless you’re exempt and help us keep windows open on trains where they do open. Trains without openable windows do have ventilation too
- Continue to follow our Travel Safer advice
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.
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.
- Find out more about Travel Safer as well as our promise to you.
- You can view the Welsh Government’s guidance here.
- You can find the UK Government’s guidance here.
- If you’re a student returning home for the holidays, you can find out more here.
- Read the latest healthcare information from the NHS.
- Read the latest healthcare information from Public Health Wales.
Read our FAQs to find out more about what we’re doing to make sure essential journeys on public transport in Wales are as safe as possible.