Bus and travel disruption due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)


From Saturday 28 March most services will be running at a reduced frequency, but some extra journeys will be provided to allow key workers to travel as they need to and avoid overcrowding.

You can visit South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive's website to see the revised bus timetables for Barnsley.

See the latest live disruptions to travel in South Yorkshire here.

These changes are due to falling passenger numbers and staff shortages. They have been carefully considered to ensure that critical routes are maintained wherever possible. The reduced timetables will operate until further notice, following government advice around social contact and non-essential travel.

For updates on all local bus, train and tram journeys visit the Travel South Yorkshire website.

School bus services

Most school bus services across the country have been withdrawn. SYPTE is working with the council and schools to maintain the school bus services that are necessary, or to arrange taxis if it's more appropriate.  If you have a zero-fare pass it will be accepted by any bus operator for home to school journeys.


Northern and TransPennine Express have advised that they will be cancelling a number of services due to staff shortages and reduced customer demand.  Both operators have stated that the number of cancellations is likely to increase as the situation progresses.

Cancellations will be decided on a daily basis.

Further information and revised timetables can be found on the following websites:


Changes have also been made to concessionary bus travel, with passes now being valid on Stagecoach buses before 9.30am. Find out more on the Stagecoach website.

For the safety of both customer and staff all operators please use contactless payment methods to buy your tickets.