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Coronavirus safety information

megabus Coronavirus safety information

Our enhanced safety measures are there to help keep you and our people safe on board. We’d ask that you read these in detail before you travel and thank you in advance for helping us keep all our passengers and people safe.

What we've put in place


To protect you and our people

  • Customers are being asked to follow the latest government guidelines. For England, please see for EnglandFor Scotland, please see the Scottish government website, For Wales, please see the Welsh government website
  • We're able to safely make more seats available on our coaches, so you're now able to sit next to each other. But we'd still encourage customers to keep their distance where possible. 
  • Customers must wear a face covering at all times on board our coaches, and when at coach stops and coach stations. Please bring your own with you, unless you're exempt. 
  • All drivers will be provided with PPE.
  • Anti-bac stations on board all our coaches.
  • Please keep to your own seat and only use the toilet if necessary.
  • All customer service desks have an increased cleaning program in place as well as screens between customers and staff.  

Keeping it clean

  • Enhanced cleaning regimes are in place on our coaches, coach stations and customer service desks.
  • We’ve increased our cleaning regime and filter changing schedules for our air conditioning units and use a HVAC filter which is 99.9%* effective against Covid-19.  
  • Customer touch points will all be cleaned regularly throughout the day.
  • Anti-bac stations have been installed at both the front and middle of every coach. If you're travelling in Scotland, you'll find your anti-bac station at the front of the coach.


What we’re asking you to do to help us

  • Remember not to travel if you feel unwell.
  • Make sure you’re following the driver’s instructions at all times – they’re there to help keep you safe.
  • We'd encourage customers to keep their distance where possible. Please arrive at the stop no more than 20 minutes in advance of your journey time.
  • We'd recommend customers take a lateral flow test to ensure they're safe to travel.
  • Clearly label your luggage with your destination to help with loading and unloading.
  • Wear your face covering** at all times when you're on board the coach and at coach stops and in coach stations. You'll need to bring your own with you before travelling, unless you're exempt. 
  • Where you can, wash your hands before travelling.
  • Please keep to your own seat and only use the toilet if necessary.
  • Anti-bac stations are on every coach, though carrying your own is also recommended. 
  • Please be patient with us. With our enhanced safety measure, you may find it takes us a little longer to get you on and off the coach.  


*99.9% effectiveness against Covid-19 from research conducted by FCL. 

**Please be aware that if you don’t wear a face covering, you may be refused travel. See our Face Coverings FAQs page for more information.


To read our most common questions, visit our Coronavirus FAQs page. And to view our risk assessments, head to our risk assessments page.  


We’ve got the ‘We’re Good To Go’ official UK mark to show that we’re following Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and have a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing. Travel responsibly with megabus.

Information for passengers requiring assistance

To avoid disappointment, we recommend that all wheelchair users contact us before purchasing their tickets (preferably at least 36 hours before their intended journey) to book their wheelchair space and to allow us time to make your journey as comfortable as possible. Plus you’ll be able to tell us whether a personal care attendant (PCA) will be with you on board. Find out more here.



Last updated 10:00 on 29/11/2021