Christmas timetables

Christmas; that twinkly light at the end of a difficult year, is well and truly on its way!

We have been busy working on our Christmas timetables for each route and can now tell you what each route will be doing during the holidays.

The table below shows what each route will be doing over the whole Christmas period. Click the links for a PDF of your service - giving you a summary per day, the last bus on Christmas Eve and, where applicable, the Boxing Day timetable.

You can also check out the online timetables by day on the app or here

staying safe over Christmas

We do expect our buses to be busy over Christmas. Our team will be monitoring journeys and ensuring that we can deploy extra resource where possible. Generally our buses have spare capacity at the moment, but the busiest times are around 3pm to 5pm as people leave work and to get home from Christmas shopping - if you can travel before or after these times, we recommend that you do. 

All our buses are currently allowing up to 50% of the seated capacity on board, which allows us to maintain the 'one-metre plus' social distancing. If your bus is full, you will not be able to board, but must wait for the next bus. For a more comprehensive list of how you can stay safe when travelling, click here

your route-by-route guides

route timetable
jet black click here for the timetable
lime 2/2a click here for the timetable
leopard 3 click here for the timetable
lion 4/X4 click here for the timetable
emerald 5 click here for the timetable
emerald 6 click here for the timetable
tiger 7 click here for the timetable
leopard 8/9 click here for the timetable
ruby 10 click here for the timetable
bronze 11 click here for the timetable
orange 13/14 click here for the timetable
sky blue 15 click here for the timetable
sky blue 16 click here for the timetable
purple 17 click here for the timetable
little oranges 19a/b/c click here for the timetable
claret 21 click here for the timetable
pink 22 click here for the timetable
berry 23/24 click here for the timetable
pink 25 click here for the timetable
yellow 26 click here for the timetable
little berries 27/29 click here for the timetable
royal blue 33 click here for the timetable
buzz 42 click here for the timetable
greenwave 50 click here for the timetable
Winnersh Triangle p&r click here for the timetable
Mereoak p&r click here for the timetable

summary by day

The information below shows a brief summary of what is happening on our buses - in general. The full information route-by-route is above.

For Newbury & District service over Christmas, click here.

For Green Line service over Christmas, click here

Christmas Eve (Thurs 24 Dec)

Generally, most buses are normal service with an early finish around 7/8pm. This is except emerald 5 and 6, purple 17, claret 21 and yellow 26 which have extra buses until around 11pm.

Christmas Day (Fri 25 Dec)

No buses - all our employees will be having a well earned rest!

Boxing Day (Sat 26 Dec)

Most services will have a special service based on their public holiday times. Buses will run from around 9am until around 6pm.

Sun 27 Dec

Most services will run to their Sunday timetables. 

Mon 28 Dec

Most services will be on their public holiday timetables.  

Tues 29/Weds 30/Thurs 31 Dec

Most services will run to their Saturday timetables. Some evening buses that are currently suspended due to Covid-19 will run for this evening only. 

Fri 1 Jan 2021

Most services will be on their public holiday timetables.