Coronavirus (COVID-19):
Public transport information

Last updated: 29 November 2021

If you have coronavirus symptoms, you should self-isolate immediately and book a PCR test through NHS Inform.


Using public transport services:

Remember: when travelling on public transport, you must wear a face covering. (some exemptions apply).

For information on travel to and from a COVID-19 vaccination appointment, please see this page.

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

Our Journey Planner and Timetable Finder have been updated with changes to routes and timetables due to coronavirus. 

Please 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, Glasgow Subway and Edinburgh Trams updates

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) on your journey results page. 

If you see a red icon, please click or touch on it to view the extra journey information. 


Ferry updates

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

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

You can also find service updates on the CalMac Updates Twitter Feed.

NorthLink Ferries

Please see NorthLink's ferry timetables currently in operation. 

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

You can also find service updates on the NorthLink Ferries Twitter Feed.

Shetland Ferries

Please see latest information on the operator's website. 

Orkney Ferries

See Ferry Status updates on the Orkney Ferries website.

Pentland Ferries

You can also find service updates on the Pentland Ferries Facebook page.


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

You can also find service updates on the Stena Line Twitter Feed.

P&O Ferries

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

You can also find service updates on the P&O Ferries Twitter Feed.

Western Ferries

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

You can also find service updates on the Western Ferries Twitter Feed.

Other ferry operators

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


Airline and Airport updates

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See Loganair customer information regarding coronavirus safety procedures.

Other airlines: Please check with your airline

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


Customer information:

The following operators have published customer advice on travelling safely:


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.

Calls cost 12p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.


Social media links

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