Christmas and New Year Services 2023/24

5 months ago Mon 13th Nov 2023

Christmas scene with NCT buses

Here's a summary of how bus services, our Call Centre and Travel Centre are operating during the Christmas and New Year period:

Regular Services

Full timetables for the Christmas and New Year period are uploaded to the NCTX Buses app and our website. Select your route, then change the direction and date to the day you will be travelling, press update and times for that day will show.

  • Normal timetables up to and including Saturday 23rd December.
  • Christmas Eve, Sunday 24th December – Normal Sunday timetable until approx. 20:00. See last bus times below. 
  • Christmas Day, Monday 25th December – Sorry, no service.
  • Boxing Day, Tuesday 26th December – Sorry, no service.
  • Wednesday 27th December – Saturday timetables, except on Navy 49 which will operate to Monday to Friday times.
  • Thursday 28th December – Saturday timetables, except on Navy 49 which will operate to Monday to Friday times.
  • Friday 29th December – Saturday timetables, except on Navy 49 which will operate to Monday to Friday times.
  • Saturday 30th December – Normal Saturday timetable. 
  • New Year’s Eve, Sunday 31st December – Normal Sunday timetable until approx. 20:00. See last bus times below. 
  • New Year’s Day, Monday 1st January 2024 – Sorry, no service.
  • Tuesday 2nd January 2024 – Normal timetables resume.

NightBus Services - N4, N26 and N34

  • No NightBuses will operate on New Year's Eve 
  • N4 and N34 will operate as normal up to and including the night of Saturday 23rd December 2023 into the morning of Sunday 24th December 2023. They will then resume on the night of Tuesday 2nd January 2024 into the morning of Wednesday 3rd January 2024.
  • N26 will operate as normal up to and including the night of Saturday 23rd December 2023 into the morning of Sunday 24th December 2023. The N26 will then resume on the night of Friday 5th January 2024 into the morning of Saturday 6th January 2024.

University Services

  • Navy 4 will operate as normal up to and including Friday 15th December 2023. The service then returns from Monday 8th January 2024 for the Spring term.
  • Orange 34, 34C will operate as normal up to and including Saturday 16th December 2023. The service will then run on weekdays only (except 27th, 28th, 29th December when there is no service) until the Spring term starts on Sunday 14th January 2024, when the term time service recommences.

Travel Centre and Call Centre

You are strongly advised to manage your Easyrider top ups taking into account our opening hours and the level of service we are running. Online and telephone top ups take up to 3 working days and are not processed when the Travel Centre is closed.

If you need travel adding to your card for between Christmas and New Year, please top up by 14:00 on Friday 22nd December. If you need travel adding to your card for Tuesday 2nd January, please top up by 14:00 on Saturday 30th December.

Day Travel Centre Call Centre
Friday 22nd December 08:30 - 17:00 08:00 - 18:00
Saturday 23rd December Closed Closed
Christmas Eve, Sunday 24th December Closed Closed
Christmas Day, Monday 25th December Closed Closed
Boxing Day, Tuesday 26th December Closed Closed
Wednesday 27th December 08:30 - 17:00 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 28th December 08:30 - 17:00 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 29th December 08:30 - 17:00 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 30th December 10:00 - 15:30 09:00 - 17:00
New Year's Eve, Sunday 31st December Closed Closed
New Year's Day, Monday 1st January Closed Closed
Tuesday 2nd January 08:30 - 17:00 08:00 - 18:00

Concessionary Passes

Concessionary passes will be valid as per their usual conditions over Christmas and New Year

  • Free between 09:30 - 23:00 on weekdays (including on 27th, 28th, 29th December)
  • Free all day at the weekends

Last Bus Times on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve

A normal Sunday timetable will operate on all routes on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, with last buses by approx. 20:00. No NightBuses will operate on New Year's Eve. 

The tables list the last bus for each individual route, showing the last bus to run the full route and any shorter journeys too. 

Service Destination Last bus from City Centre Last bus from Destination shown to City Centre
1 Loughborough 19:00 19:00 then 20:00 to Gotham
1/1A Clifton 20:00 20:01
5 Gamston 16:50 16:22
6 Edwalton 20:00 20:03
7 Gamston 19:20 19:52
8 Rushcliffe Academy 18:40 19:05 then 20:09 to Trent Bridge
9 Rushcliffe Academy 19:40 19:47
10 Ruddington 19:05 19:37
11 Lady Bay 20:00 19:42
15 Rise Park 19:15 19:11
16 Rise Park 19:45 19:43
17 Bulwell 20:00 19:58
25 Arnold 16:17 17:01
25/B Mapperley 19:32 20:03
26 Southwell (Norwood Gardens) 18:05 19:13
27 Carlton 20:02 19:36
28 Bilborough 20:00 20:06
30 Wollaton Vale 19:40 19:08
35 Bulwell 19:25 then 19:55 to Wollaton Vale 19:22 then 19:52 to Wigman Road Top
36 Chilwell 19:40 19:43
39 Carlton Valley (Porchester Road) 19:40 19:53
40/X City Hospital 18:35 19:02
40, 41 St Ann’s, Kildare Road 20:05 20:20
42 St Ann’s, Kildare Road 18:34 19:18
43 Bakersfield 20:05 20:20
44 Gedling 20:00 20:00
45 Gedling, Chase Farm 19:45 20:16
46 Woodborough then Lambley 16:30 16:57
47 Lambley then Woodborough 17:30 15:54
48/X Clifton 19:45 19:44
50 Victoria Retail Park 19:30 19:08
56 Arnold 19:15 19:47
58 Arnold 20:00 20:00
59 Arnold 19:50 19:21
68 Snape Wood 19:30 20:00
69 Snape Wood 19:00 19:27
70 Bulwell 19:45 19:16
71 Bulwell 19:15 19:46
77 Strelley 19:29 20:07
78 Strelley 19:44 19:18
79 Arnold 19:14 19:20
87 Arnold 19:15 19:45
88 Top Valley 19:45 19:10
89 Rise Park 20:00 20:00