Travel services over Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s

Posted at 3:15 pm, December 23, 2013 in Transport
Travel info: When is the Tube running over Christmas? Photo: Tim Grist

So, you’re looking for travel information over Christmas? Check out our full guide to public transport options over Christmas, or find answers to the most common questions below.

Are trains running in the UK on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or Boxing Day?

Yes, no and no. National Rail services run pretty normally on Christmas Eve but some routes finish earlier than usual. There are NO TRAINS at all on Christmas Day OR Boxing Day, and this includes London Overground services. There’s a reduced service running from Dec 27 – Jan 1.

Is the tube running over the Christmas holidays?

Pretty much. There is no tube service on Christmas Day, but on Christmas Eve it’s running as usual (finishing slightly early, Sunday-style) and on Boxing Day there’s a Sunday service too.

Bus information for Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Are London buses running over Christmas?

Not on Christmas day, but they’re running the rest of the time.

Can I book a taxi in London over Christmas?

Yes, but expect to pay more.

Is the London  Congestion Charge in effect over Christmas?

Nope! There’s no Congestion Charge between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Sweet.

Full details in our guide to London transport over the Christmas holiday.

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