Christmas & New Year bus times

3 months ago Wed 15th Nov 2023

Christmas & New Year bus times

Below is a rundown of how our buses will run across the festive period:

Date Services
Friday 22 December Normal Friday service
Saturday 23 December Normal Saturday service 
Sunday 24 December, Christmas Eve Normal Sunday service with last departures on all routes at approx 2000 - see below
Monday 25 December, Christmas Day No buses will run on Christmas Day
Tuesday 26 December, Boxing Day Normal Sunday service for all routes except service 80, which will not operate
Wednesday 27 December Amended Saturday service. Additional earlier journeys will be provided on route 1B, 2, 5, 11, 13 and 17 - see below.
Mon-Fri service on routes 217 and  X76 (and Salisbury Reds route X5)
Thursday 28 December Amended Saturday service. Additional earlier journeys will be provided on route 1B, 2, 5, 11, 13 and 17 - see below.
Mon-Fri service on routes 217 and  X76 (and Salisbury Reds route X5)
Friday 29 December Amended Saturday service. Additional earlier journeys will be provided on route 1B, 2, 5, 11, 13 and 17 - see below.
Mon-Fri service on routes 217, X20 and X76 (and Salisbury Reds route X5)
Saturday 30 December Normal Saturday service
Sunday 31 December, New Year's Eve Normal Sunday service with last departures on all routes at approx 2000 - see below
Monday 01 January, New Year's Day No buses will run on New Year's Day
Tuesday 02 January Normal timetables resume

If you'd prefer to print out these times, or view as a PDF, please see our handy Christmas running times leaflet.

Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve

Routes 1/1A/1B, 2, 11 and 80 will operate all journeys as per normal Sunday timetable

The following routes will finish earlier than timetabled with the last departures as below:

Route Last Services
5 2016 from Orbital Park to Bus Station & Park North
2040  from Bus Station to Park North  
2025 from Bus Station to Orbital Park 
2049 from Park North to Bus Station
13A 2010 from Bus Station to Liden & Eldene
2024 from Liden to Eldene & Bus Station
17 1948 from Penhill to Bus Station & Park South
2005 from Bus Station to Park South 
2014 from Park South to Bus Station & Penhill
2033 from Bus Station to Penhill 

Extra morning buses - Wed 27th, Thu 28th and Fri 29th December 2023

Service 1B
An extra journey will depart at 0820 from Faringdon Road to Sparcells
Service 2 
An extra journey will depart from Bus Station at 0538 to Covingham, Cornmarsh Way
An extra journey will depart Covingham, Ravenscroft at 0550 to Bus Station
Service 5 
An extra journey will operate from Park South at 0514 to Faringdon Road and Orbital Park
Service 11/12 
An extra journey will operate from Taw Hill at 0507 to Princes Street and Wichelstowe 
The 0625 journey from Princes Street to Oakhurst will backstart from Wichelstowe at 0603
Services 13/14 
An extra journey will operate on service 13 at 0515 from Eldene Centre to Bus Station
Service 17 
An extra journey will operate from Penhill at 0505 to Regent Circus and Park South 
An extra journey will operate from Park South at 0532 to Regent Circus and Bus Station
The 17A will not be running. Customers for Kembrey Park should use the 17 service to/from the Poplar Avenue East stop, which is a short distance from the site 

Customer Service Christmas opening hours

Phone lines will be opening as follows:

  Phone Lines
Friday 22 December 0830 - 1300
Christmas Day/Boxing Day Closed
Weds/Thurs 27/28 December 0830 - 1700
Friday 29 December 0830 - 1400
New Year's Day Closed
Tuesday 02 January onwards Open as usual

Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year from all at Swindon's Bus Company!