Some Go-Ahead bus services running on Christmas day

A number of Go-Ahead bus companies will be operating services on Christmas Day.

We know that some customers need to travel, even on Christmas Day, so some of our local bus routes, particularly those serving airports or hospitals will have services 365 days of the year. Local companies have published the special timetables and are using social media to communicate additional services.

​Whenever possible, and viable, our local bus companies are helping to ensure employees at hospitals and airports can get still get to work – even though most public transport services will not be running.

Christmas Eve

  • Go North East and Brighton and Hove will be running a Saturday timetable service
  • Oxford Bus Company running local services

Christmas Day

  • Go South Coast companies: Southern Vectis services will run throughout the day; Morebus M1/M2 service operating
  • Metrobus Fastway service serving Gatwick Airport

Boxing Day

  • Go North East, Oxford Bus Company and some Go South Coast running special timetables



Go-Ahead is a leading UK public transport operator, providing high quality services in the bus and rail sectors. Employing around 26,000 people across the country, over one billion passenger journeys are undertaken on our services each year. We are committed to operating our companies in a safe, socially and environmentally responsible way and are proud to have been accredited with triple Carbon Trust Standard for reductions in carbon, water and waste. In addition to the travelling public, our customers include the Department for Transport, Transport for London (TfL) and local authorities.


Go-Ahead is one of the UK’s largest bus operators. With a fleet of around 4,800 buses, we carry around two million passengers every day. Our operations are focused on high density commuter markets. We have a strong presence in London, with around 24 per cent market share, where we provide regulated services for TfL. We operate deregulated services in Oxford, East Anglia, the South East, Southern and North East England.


The rail operation, Govia, is 65 per cent owned by Go-Ahead and 35 per cent by Keolis. It is the largest rail operation in the UK, responsible for around 35 per cent of all UK passenger rail journeys through its rail franchises: GTR (Govia Thameslink Railway), Southeastern and London Midland.


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