On top of this, trains, flights and coaches will all be running at reduced capacities due to ongoing social distancing measures. Tickets have nearly sold out across some long-distance routes.
On booking website Trainline, at the time of publication, tickets from London to Newcastle were already incredibly limited for Dec 23, with only a few seats remaining on most journeys.
Tickets were close to selling out for many journeys from London to Edinburgh on the same date, as were tickets for trips from London to Cardiff, particularly in first-class carriages.
As usual, there will be no trains running on Christmas Day itself, and a very limited number of services running on Boxing Day.
The Government has appointed Sir Peter Hendy, the chairman of Network Rail, to examine whether transport links across the country will be fit for purpose over Christmas.
He has been given the power to force train operators