Coronavirus (COVID-19):
Public transport information

Last updated on 04/07/20

You should stay at home if you or anyone in your household has coronavirus symptoms or if you are self-isolating. Find advice on NHS Inform.

Public transport should be used for essential travel.

You must wear a face covering on all public transport in Scotland. More information and exemptions.

Please respect social distancing measures and use contactless or mobile payments wherever possible. 

The Scottish Government has published guidance on:

  • safely accessing public transport,
  • undertaking good hand hygiene,
  • respecting physical distancing,
  • the use of face coverings, and
  • how to avoid busier travel times.

This detailed advice is available on the Transport Scotland website.

Many public transport services are running to reduced frequency timetables.  Details of all known alterations are shown below.

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 following operators have made adjustments to their public transport services:


Ferry operator updates

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

OperatorMore info


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

Timetable changes are in place until 14th July, then a new altered timetable will operate from 15th July 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

These timetables change from 29th June 2020, so please check carefully before travelling. 

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

AirlineMore info


Loganair advise that all travel on their services before 20th April is limited to those who have an essential need to travel as part of employment in a critical role, and for essential supplies or business, or island residents who have an essential need to travel to or from the mainland, and for essential supplies or business.

Passengers are advised to carry confirmation of the reason for their travel – they may not be allowed to travel without it.

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.