Are petrol stations open over the Christmas Bank Holiday? | The Sun

PEOPLE travelling to see family and friends this Christmas will want to know if they can fill up on fuel on the way.

The big day falls on a Sunday this year, which means there's an extra bank holiday on the following Tuesday, December 27.

This is as well as the usual Boxing Day bank holiday on Monday, December 26.

There will also be an added bank holiday on January 2, 2023 due to New Year's Day falling on a Sunday.

That means that if motorists planning a trip over the Christmas period will need to double check if there's somewhere they can fill up along the way.

We've rounded up all you need to know about the major petrol stations' opening hours over the bank holiday.


Supermarket Christmas Bank Holiday 2022 opening times

Full list of supermarket and high street shop opening times over Christmas

Sainsbury's petrol stations

Sainsbury's petrol stations will also be shut on Christmas Day.

The majority of station will reopen on Boxing Day for customers to fill up.

Some may see reduced hours for the remainder of the week.

To find your closest stations festive opening hours, you can use the handy locator tool on the website.

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Morrisons petrol stations

Morrisons petrol stations will remain open for motorists with the exception of closing on Christmas day. 

On Boxing Day most will be open from 9am to 6pm, normal hours will then resume until New Year's Eve when they'll be open from 6.30am to 7.30pm.

You can check the opening times at your nearest location using the Morrisons store locator tool.

Tesco petrol stations

All Tesco filling stations will be closed on Christmas Day, just like all stores.

Most will then reopen on Boxing Day but with reduced hours.

The major supermarket has urged motorists to check their nearest location to find the exact hours for the rest of the week.

You can do this using the locator tool on its website.

Asda petrol stations

Asda had over 300 filling stations across the country, opening hours for each will vary by location.

Most stations are closed on Christmas Day, before reopening on Boxing Day.

Some have adjusted the hours they're open over the bank holiday so make sure to check before you travel.

You can find your nearest Asda petrol station and opening times using its store checker tool.

Shell petrol stations

Shell told London World that the majority of its petrol stations will remain open over the Christmas period.

Some may have reduced staffing and opening hours though.

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Shell garages that are operated under the Shell name and run independently can set their own opening hours.

You can find your nearest Shell petrol station using its store locator tool.

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