About BBC Travel

The BBC broadcasts authoritative, independent traffic and travel information across all our major platforms, interactive text and data services.

With comprehensive coverage nationwide, we aim to provide the most timely and accurate information possible, with one of the most extensive databases of traffic and travel content in the UK.

We are constantly seeking improvements and enhancements to the service to deliver the information you need to help you plan your journey. The Travel site has recently undergone a major refresh from both user experience and data sides.

We are hoping that you will find the changes beneficial and that the new service will meet the high expectations of our audience whose satisfaction is our top priority.

Your feedback is really important to us, to help us improve the service and deliver the best possible experience for all our audience, so please do tell us what you think. We’ll be glad to read your comments if you send them to us using our online Feedback tool, or comment on the BBC Travel blog post.

As the information is sourced from the same content database as the information used to compile bulletins for BBC radio and television services, you should find the information you hear is equivalent to the information you see provided through the BBC Travel Website.

Online, Mobiles and Tablets

BBC Travel has been designed to automatically fit most screen sizes in a responsive way and can be accessed on desktop, mobile and tablet.

To optimise usage we have decided to make the map and map related features available only for devices above 320 pixels (most mobiles, tablets and desktops).

To use BBC Travel simply go to www.bbc.co.uk/travel on any device (mobile, tablet or desktop) or choose Travel in the More section in the top menu bar available on every BBC website.

Please remember - Do not use mobile phones whilst driving.


Whether at home, or on the move, our radio stations provide comprehensive live traffic and travel bulletins day and night, updated regularly and covering the incidents likely to affect your journey.

The BBC Travel is an interactive experience and most radio bulletins will include a 'Jamline' telephone number which can be used to speak to the traffic and travel editor responsible for your area. Tell us, and we'll tell everybody else.

By using the 'Traffic' function on your RDS-enabled radio receiver (often marked 'TA', 'TI', 'TP' or 'Traffic') you will be switched to traffic and travel updates from your BBC Local Radio station, even if tuned to another BBC radio network.

Listeners to BBC Local Radio on DAB digital radio, can get additional text information about traffic and travel incidents in their local area, along with the latest news, sport and weather.


Traffic and travel information is regularly broadcast within our national regional and local television bulletins. There is a particular focus on this during morning commuter peak hours during BBC ONE and the BBC News Channel's Breakfast programme and when poor weather conditions, large events or significant travel disruption take place.

In addition, more detailed coverage is always available from your television through our interactive text services via the BBC Red Button - page 430.

Red Button

BBC Travel information is accessible 24 hours a day through the red button. The BBC Red Button service is broadcast across digital satellite, digital terrestrial (Freeview) and digital cable.

Each service provides up-to-date road, rail and light rail (for some locations) information.

Press the red button and use the directional arrow buttons to navigate to 'BBC Travel' in the menu, or use the shortcut page number 430 to get there quickly.

Acknowledgement of Copyright and Image Providers

Images provided by the Highways Agency with permission of Her Majesty's Stationery Office.

Images: Copyright © 2015 Traffic Scotland Images provided by Traffic Scotland courtesy of the Scottish Government.

Images: Copyright © 2015 Traffic Wales Images provided by the South Wales Traffic Management Centre with permission of the Transport Directorate of the Welsh Assembly Government. Website: www.traffic-wales.com Call: 0845 6026020

Images: Copyright © 2015 Transport for London

Images: Copyright © 2015 Hampshire ROMANSE

Images: Copyright © 2015 Nottingham Travelwise

Images: Copyright © 2015 Sheffield City Council

The traffic-sign images are Crown copyright. For more details see Traffic-sign images Guidance.

Please note: You may not copy, reproduce, republish, download, post, broadcast, transmit, make available to the public, or otherwise use BBC traffic and travel information in any way except for your own personal and non-commercial use. You must not adapt, alter or create a derivative work from any BBC traffic and travel information except for your own personal and non-commercial use.

While the BBC has made every effort to ensure that all BBC traffic and travel information is up-to-date and accurate, it is provided on an 'as is' basis only and without any warranty or representation (whether express or implied) as to its accuracy or reliability. The BBC is not responsible for and accepts no liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damages arising from or connected to the use of this information.

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external websites. If you find any links which are broken or lead to offensive content please contact us at travel.news@bbc.co.uk.