Are petrol stations open on May Bank Holiday Monday?

PETROL stations usually remain open on most days of the year to provide with Brits essential services to keep their cars running.

We explain which petrol stations will be open and when over the early May Bank Holiday Monday on May 2.

The majority of petrol stations will be open on Bank Holiday Monday May 2 2021.

Make sure you check our list of petrol station opening hours so you don't get caught short out on the road.


BP petrol stations can be open from 5am to 10pm daily and some are even open 24 hours, and this isn't set to change much over the May Bank Holiday weekend.

The hours may differ slightly for Bank Holiday Monday but Saturday and Sunday are set to be open during the normal hours.

You can search for nearby BP garages in Google which will also give you a handy guide to when the petrol stations are at their busiest.


Shell has a petrol station locator tool that helps you find your closest one and will give you the exact opening times of your nearest garage.

The online locator also lets you see what amenities are available at the garage so you can see what else is possible to pick up when you're fuelling up.

Almost all the garages are open 24 hours but it will vary between them – but none of them will be closed during the Bank Holiday weekend.


Sainsbury's has around 300 petrol stations attached to its main supermarkets.

Like Tesco, their opening times will also be different to stores.

On Bank Holiday Monday, most petrol stations are expected to be open from 7am until 9pm.

Shoppers are advised to check the opening times of their nearest Sainsbury's petrol station online.


Asda has around 300 petrol stations attached to its stores in the UK, although it's unclear if opening times are different.

We've asked Asda to confirm and we'll update this article when we know more.

We do know that Tesco and Sainsbury's petrol stations will be open over Bank Holiday Monday so it's likely Asda will follow suit.


There are around 600 Tesco petrol stations and its website confirms when drivers can fill up over Easter.

You should note that petrol station opening times are different to main store hours.

Use the Tesco store finder tool to locate your nearest Tesco petrol station and check its time.

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