Travelling home for the Festive Season
The Government has created a ‘travel window’ from 3rd – 9th December for students to leave their universities, if they intend to travel home or elsewhere for the Festive Season.
We are working with operators and regional universities to help get young people home safely.
Social distancing measures remain in place on public transport, meaning less people can travel. You will still be able to get where you need to go but you will need to plan ahead. Use
Capacity on public transport is limited to make sure you can travel as safely as possible. Everyone must wear a face covering onboard, at stations and interchanges.
Find out more about how to stay safe on public transport
If you're travelling home by public transport, below are links to some of our travel operators where you can find further ticketing information.
National Express Coach - www.nationalexpress.com/en/students
Cross Country Trains - www.crosscountrytrains.co.uk/students
Avanti West Coast - www.buytickets.avantiwestcoast.co.uk
West Midlands Trains - www.westmidlandsrailway.co.uk/coronavirus
Chiltern Railways - www.chilternrailways.co.uk/before-you-travel/buy-tickets-online
Megabus - www.megabus.com
Driving home for the Festive Season?
If you are driving or are being picked up from university accommodation, ensure you leave plenty of time for your journey.
You can plan your journey using our dedicated pages. Ensure you check for the latest updates before you travel, there is a choice of mobile apps available which you can download for free.
Key Travel Advice
- When using public transport, plan ahead and book tickets in advance: with limited space on board there may be more demand for services.
- Face coverings are to be worn on all public transport, in stations and interchanges.
- If travelling by car, try and leave more time for your journey and check the highway routes before you travel – Highways England tell us that the motorway network is quieter during the period 11am to 3pm