Coronavirus (COVID-19): UK transport and travel advice

Using public transport during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Stay at home

  • only go outside for food or health reasons or travelling to and from work but only where you cannot work from home
  • when outside, stay 2 metres (6 feet) away from other people
  • wash your hands as soon as you get home

Anyone can spread coronavirus.

Full guidance on staying at home and away from others

You must stay at home. You should only leave home for very limited purposes.

This is to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives.

Public transport – buses, rail, underground, trams, ferries

Only use public transport if you have to. When travelling by public transport:

  • avoid rush hours and busy times if you can
  • cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the bin
  • follow advice on staying away from others
  • wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • if soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser

Do not use public transport if:

Keep up to date about reduced services and closed stations:

Air travel

You should not travel by air unless your journey is essential.

To check, change or cancel your travel plans:

  • contact your airline, travel company or accommodation providers
  • get in touch with your insurance provider

Travelling in the UK

Working in the transport industry

Published 26 March 2020