Repatriation travel to Scotland from abroad:
Useful information and links

Page updated: 04/07/20


The UK and Scottish governments provided help to people stuck abroad during the Coronavirus outbreak. A programme of repatriation charter flights to the UK has now finished.

For information on travel by air to the UK, please see the travel advice pages for your country on the Foreign & Commonwealth Office website.

If you are arriving in the UK and your final destination is in Scotland, please see advice on the Scottish Government website.

As a public transport information service, Traveline Scotland can only offer bus, coach, train and ferry timetable information for onward travel to Scotland.

Travel to Scotland


Flights to Scotland

A number of domestic flight options are now available between England and Scotland. 

Visit your airport or airline website to find available flights. 


Rail travel to Scotland

To find rail-only options for travel to Scotland from other parts of the UK, you can also use National Rail Enquiries to search all operators' services.

For rail travel within Scotland, you can use the Traveline Scotland journey planner to find onward connections using ScotRail services.


Coach travel to Scotland

Limited National Express services across the UK resumed from Wednesday 1st July. See more information on the operator's website.

Limited Megabus services across the UK resumed from Friday 3rd July.  See more information on the operator's website.


Travel within Scotland

To find public transport options within Scotland, you can use the Traveline Scotland journey planner which is being regularly updated.

When using the planner, please click or touch on any red warning icons shown to see the latest details of any changes to journeys.

You can also find more information on our dedicated Coronavirus travel pages.

Arriving at Scottish airports

Passengers are advised to travel from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen airports to city centres, where onward public transport options are available.

  • At Glasgow Airport, the First Glasgow Express 500 bus service is operating to the city centre on a reduced basis according to flight arrival times. View the latest timetable on the operator's website.
  • At Edinburgh Airport, Edinburgh Trams are running a reduced timetable every 15 minutes to and from the city centre, with Lothian Buses Airlink 100 bus service also operating. Other scheduled bus services (including Scottish Citylink AIR, Stagecoach 747, First Scotland East 600 and Xplore Dundee X90) have been suspended or are not serving the airport until further notice. 
  • At Aberdeen Airport, Stagecoach Bluebird JET 727 is operating to an adjusted timetable. Please view this revised timetable for travel from 29th June.


Onward public transport options

To find details of rail, coach, bus, subway and tram options within Scotland, use the Traveline Scotland journey planner.

Please note that reduced timetables are in operation across the country, please check your options carefully before travelling.

Further details are available on our Coronavirus pages.


Need help?

For public transport timetables, you can call us on 0141 465 1878. We're open 24 hours every day.

Please note: As a public transport information service, we are NOT able to answer any general enquiries about tourism, accommodation, quarantine or travelling by car.

Standard geographic call charges apply.