Coronavirus (COVID-19):
Public transport information

Last updated on 21/09/20

If you or anyone in your household has coronavirus symptoms, you should self-isolate immediately and book a test through NHS Inform.

When travelling on public transport, you must wear a face covering. More information and exemptions.

Please keep a safe distance from others, and use contactless or mobile payments wherever possible. 

Scottish Government guidance on safely using public transport is available on the Transport Scotland website.

To help reduce the spread of coronavirus, NHS Scotland recommends downloading the Protect Scotland app.

Most public transport services are running more frequently than during lockdown, but some timetable changes are still in place for many operators.

Our Journey Planner and Timetable Finder are being updated regularly with recent changes to routes and timetables. 

You MUST click or touch on any red warning icons (Triangle icon) shown when using the journey planner for details of changes to journeys. 


Rail, bus, coach and tram service adjustments:

The Traveline Scotland journey planner can be used as normal, with any details of changes to journeys shown via any red warning icons (Triangle icon) shown on your journey results page. 


Ferry operator updates

For information about changes to services, please check with your ferry operator below:

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CalMac has introduced temporary timetables as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Timetable changes are in place until 18th October.

Please check the operator's website for ferry times.

You can also check CalMac service status for the latest route-by-route information.

Service updates can also be found on @CalMac_Updates Twitter.

NorthLink Ferries

Please see NorthLink's ferry timetables currently in operation during this Phase of lockdown lifting. 

View more customer informtaion on the Northlink website.

See Operational News for the latest information, or call 0845 6000 449.

You can also find service updates on @NLFerries Twitter.

Shetland Ferries

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, Shetland Council ferries are operating new restricted timetables

Please see more information on the timetable changes. 

You can also view more Shetland public transport COVID-19 updates on the Zettrans website.

Orkney Ferries

Reduced service timetables have been introduced on a number of routes due to coronavirus. 

See Ferry Status updates on the Orkney Ferries website for the latest information.

Pentland Ferries

An amended timetable is currently operating. More information.

You can also find service updates on the operator's Travel News page.


See the StenaLine Ferrycheck website for information on Cairnryan-Belfast sailings.

You can also find service updates on @StenaLineUKIE Twitter.

P&O Ferries

Please check travel news for information on Cairnryan-Larne sailings, or call 01304 448866.

You can also find service updates on @POferriesupdate.

Western Ferries

See the Service Status page for updates on the Gourock-Dunoon ferry route.

You can also find service updates on @Western_Ferries Twitter.

Other ferry operators

See our ferry operators page for Useful Links and contact details.


Airline and airport service updates

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See more Loganair customer information regarding coronavirus.

Other airlines: Please check with your airline

See our airlines and airports page for useful links and contact details.


General information:

The following operators have published general advice about their approach to the coronavirus outbreak:


Register for Travel Alerts

Our Travel Alerts service lets you sign up to receive emails or push notifications about changes to your chosen public transport services or operators.

Find out more information and sign up.


Need help?

For assistance, please call us on 0871 200 22 33. We're open 24 hours every day.

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Social media links

For updates on Twitter, you can follow Traveline Scotland and our Transport Operators list for more public transport information.