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Christmas bus, tram and train travel

Last updated: 24 December 10:12 - added note that last bus and tram times on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve are available on our service change page

Travelling over the festive period will look a bit different this year, remember to follow the Gov.uk Coronavirus guidance to help you travel safely.

Please be prepared for the fact that journeys may be busier and take longer than usual over the Christmas period. In some cases, last departures will be earlier than usual, or there will be limited or no service.

Christmas bubbles and travel plans

On Christmas Day (25 December) you can travel between tiers if necessary to meet with your Christmas bubble. Please be aware that no public transport services will run on Christmas Day. 

You should consider carefully the risks of travelling at all.  You can find information on Christmas bubbles and travel on the Gov.uk website.

However you choose to travel, you should plan your journey carefully, book ahead, consider quieter routes and check for disruption before you leave to help keep everyone safe when travelling for Christmas. If you travel to an area in another Tier or to another UK nation, you should follow local restrictions at your location, stay local and avoid unnecessary travel within the area for the Christmas period.

Christmas bus, tram and train services:

21-23 December
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
Boxing Day
27 -30 December
New Year's Eve
New Year's Day
2 Jan onwards


Download the Christmas timetables


Due to technical issues at National Traveline we've been unable to update our Journey Planner with the last Christmas Eve bus and tram services. You can find this information on our service change page. We apologise for any inconvenience, if you need help with journey plans you can tweet our team @TSYalerts or call them on 01709 515151 (local rate) 

Barnsley and Doncaster Christmas timetable guide 

Rotherham Christmas timetable guide

Sheffield Christmas timetable guide


Travelling safely

Check the latest travel guidance when using public transport to help you travel safely over the festive holidays. 

Festive walks

Our Active Travel team are here to help you get walking and cycling as much as you can. Find info on routes and maps and top tips to get active.

Our interchanges 

Our interchanges will have slightly different opening hours over the festive break. Check before you travel. 

Traveline opening hours

Our Traveline contact centre and Twitter @TSYalerts account will have different opening hours over the holidays. 
 

Senior Pass travel

Senior travel pass holders (ENCTS) will be able to travel all day on buses, trams and trains within South Yorkshire from 26 Dec to 3 Jan.

Park and Ride 

We're offering FREE Park and Ride at Sheffield sites over the festive holidays, find out which days and sites on our Park and Ride pages. 

TravelMaster tickets

Buying your usual TravelMaster ticket over the festive holidays?