With additional disruption due to pandemic restrictions  Translink is advising passengers to check their travel in advance, as bus and train timetables will change over the Christmas and New Year period.

Passengers are also reminded that Covid-19 safety measures are in place on board buses and trains and at stations, including the wearing of face coverings.

Newry Bus Station. Photograph: Columba O'Hare
Newry Bus Station. Photograph: Columba O'Hare

NI Railways

 NI Railways will close early on Christmas Eve.

Trains will not operate on Christmas Day or St Stephen's Day.

Sunday services will operate on Sunday 27th December and Saturday services will operate on 28th, 29th, 30th and 31st December (early close on 31st December). A Sunday service will be in place on New Year’s Day and a limited Enterprise service will run.

NI Railways will operate a Saturday service on 2nd January, a Sunday service on 3rd January and a Saturday service on Monday, 4th January.

Passengers can check their journeys in advance on our website: WWW.TRANSLINK.CO.UK


Christmas Eve 24 December Usual service with early evening close (services finishing approx. 2100)

Christmas Day 25 December • No Service

St Stephen's Day 26 December & New Year’s Day 1 January 2021. Most services will not operate. Cross-border coach services will operate a reduced holiday timetable.

Airport Services:

Airport 300 services – Belfast International Airport

Christmas Eve 24 December – Normal service until early close (last departure from Belfast 7.30pm, last departure from airport 8.20pm)

Christmas Day 25 December • No Service

St Stephen's Day : holiday timetable 

Sunday 27th December – normal service resumes

New Year’s Day – holiday timetable

Airport 600 services – George Best City Airport

Christmas Eve 24 December: normal service until early close - last departure from Belfast 9.00pm. Last departure from Airport 9.15pm

Christmas Day: No Service

St Stephen's Day: No Service

New Year’s Day 1 January 2021: Sunday Timetable (commencing from Belfast 0715; commencing from Airport 0740)

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