Coronavirus Travel Information

Scotland’s Railway is playing a critical role help our country emerge from the Coronavirus pandemic – providing transport for key workers such as NHS staff, emergency workers and carers.

The Government has made it clear that public transport remains for essential journeys only, so that key workers and our staff can maintain a physical distance from each other. If your journey is not essential, please do not travel.

If you do need to travel with us, please think about your safety, and the safety of others.

Face coverings are now mandatory when traveling on Scotland’s Railway. Please visit our face coverings information page for guidance.

If you think it’s not safe to board a train, don’t do it and wait for another service as we cannot guarantee physical distancing at all stages of your journey.

We are continuing to operate a revised timetable, with a focus on providing a service in areas of the country, and at times, where people need it most.

The timetable includes earlier and later services for NHS workers at hospitals after consultation with health boards, and through feedback from customers on the services that are still being well used.

Our major stations have floor markings and other signs to outline a safe distance of two metres, while some station facilities such as waiting rooms are closed.

In order to maintain a physical distance from others, please expect an increase in the time it takes to buy a ticket at a station and board a train. While our ticket offices, and a small number of city centre ticket machines, are still accepting cash payment, we urge customers to use card or contactless payment wherever possible.

There may be occasions over the coming months when boarding your normal train may not be possible in busier times. Buying tickets in advance through the ScotRail app or website will reduce your need to wait.

Our timetable will be kept under regular review, and alterations to the timetable due to Coronavirus are ongoing in line with Scottish Government's Transport Transition Plan. As such, the current timetable is subject to short notice change. Please always check before you travel.