Community transport operates across the West of England area, providing a variety of services to help people who cannot use public transport due to lack of availability or for people without access to suitable transport.
To use community transport you need to register by calling the telephone number of the operator/service you wish to use. Once it is established that you are eligible, you can make your booking. Journeys are usually booked with at least 24 hours notice and you agree your pick up and drop off points and times.
Regular bookings can also be made with some providers. Each service operates differently and covers different areas, so please check when making your booking. Fares vary so please contact the individual operator for details.
Types of transport
Dial-a-ride offering door-to-door transport
The service provides individual members with door to door transport either using minibuses or cars and can be used for a number of trip purposes. Needs to be pre-booked by individuals who become members of the organisation providing the transport.
Trips and excursions
Some of the community transport schemes run trips and excursions throughout the year to places of interest either within the area or further afield.
Community car schemes
An organised form of lift giving, where volunteers use their own cars to provide door to door journeys for people without transport. Passengers are charged a rate per mile for their journeys to cover drivers’ costs.
Community transport schemes are always looking for volunteer drivers who can offer either regular or occasional help, contact your local community transport operator directly for more information.
Accessible minibuses for hire by community groups
Vehicles owned by community groups are made available to other local organisations for low cost hire. These can be used for a number of different purposes, including leisure, social events and education.
Community transport operators (WECA area)
West of England Combined Authority area
Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire
|Age UK B&NES||This service provides transport for AgeUK B&NES community and social groups. It is also available to other community groups.||Bath & North East Somerset||Telephone: 01225 466135
Visit Age UK B&NES website
|Bath Community Transport||This service only provides transport for registered user groups, to take members on group trips.||Bath & North East Somerset||Telephone: 01225 832317
|Batheaston Neighbourhood Group||This service is for people registered with Batheaston Surgery only. You can use the service for journeys to hospital, doctors and other medical appointments.|
Covers: Batheaston, Bath.
|Bath & North East Somerset||Telephone: 01225 859843|
|Bathford Link||This service is for residents of Kingsdown and Bathford (including Warleigh and Shockerwick). It offers people who cannot access conventional public transport journeys to medical appointments, dentists, hairdressers and opticians.|
Covers: Batheaston, Bath, Bristol, Shepton Mallet, Devizes.
|Bath & North East Somerset||Telephone: 07870666582|
|Bristol Dial-a-Ride Social Access||Membership to a door to door minibus service with wheelchair access for people who have difficulty using public transport.||Bristol||Telephone: 0845 130 1875
Register membership online
|CATT||Fully accessible transport service for its members based in South Bristol. The service offers trips to Local Shops, Health and Community Centres, Dentists and Leisure Complex.||Bristol||Telephone: 0117 377 3451
Visit CATT website
|Chew Valley Community Transport||This service is for Chew Valley residents with medical needs who cannot access other transport. You can use the service for journeys to hospital, doctors and other medical appointments.|
Covers: Bath and North East Somerset villages of the Chew Valley, Winford, Felton and Clutton areas.
|Bath & North East Somerset||Telephone: 01275 333430|
|Dial-a-Ride, Bath||Door-to-door, fully accessible minibus service for people who cannot use conventional public transport. You can use this service to go shopping, attend appointments and play an active part in community life.|
Covers the area within the Bath city boundaries.
|Bath & North East Somerset||Telephone: 01225 335019
Visit Dial-a-Ride, Bath website
|Dial-a-Ride, Keynsham and District||Door-to-door, fully accessible minibus service for people who cannot use conventional public transport. You can use this service to go shopping, attend appointments and play an active part in community life.|
Covers: Keynsham & surrounding.
|Bath & North East Somerset||Telephone: 01225 395628
Visit Dial-a-Ride, Keysham and District website
|Fare car||This is a safe and friendly shared taxi service to and from Bath city centre at subsidised rates.|
Covers: Langridge and Northend, Combe Hay, Shoscombe, South Stoke and Wellow.
|Bath & North East Somerset||Telephone: 01173741265
Visit Fare car website
|Farmborough Good Neighbours||This service only provides transport for Farmborough residents with medical needs. You can use the service for journeys to hospital, doctors and other medical appointments.||Bath & North East Somerset||Telephone: 01761750826|
|Four Towns and Vale Link Community Transport||Group hire, dial-a-ride & voluntary car.||South Gloucestershire||Telephone: 01454 250500
Visit Four Towns and Vale Link Community Transport website
|Green Community Travel (formerly Yate CT)||Group hire, ring and ride & voluntary car.||South Gloucestershire||Ring & Ride 0845 241 0985; Office 01454 228706
Visit Green Community Travel website
|Hawkesbury Voluntary Transport (HVT)||Voluntary car.||South Gloucestershire||Bookings: 0797 206 5665, General Enquiries: 01454 238 788|
|Keynsham and Saltford Friends in Need||Accepts requests from doctor’s surgeries for transport for elderly and housebound clients to go to doctors, dentist and hospital appointments. The client must be mobile and does not transport wheelchair users.|
Covers: Keynsham, Saltford, and transport to Bath and Bristol hospitals but not Southmead Hospital.
|Bath & North East Somerset||Telephone: 01179863610|
|Kingswood Community Transport||Group hire & dial-a-ride.||South Gloucestershire||Telephone: 0117 9616016
Visit Kingswood Community Transport website
|Lawrence Weston Community Transport||Operates a wheelchair friendly bus service for the community through the week from Lawrence Weston to a number of locations.||Bristol||Telephone: 0117 329 4647
Visit Lawrence Weston Community Transport website
|Limpley Stoke and Freshford Transport Link||This service is for people who cannot access conventional public transport. You can use this service to go shopping, attend medical appointments and play an active part in community life.|
Covers: Bath and North East Somerset and Mendip areas.
|Bath & North East Somerset||Telephone: 07714 169216
Visit Limpley Stoke and Freshford Transport Link website
|Mede Sprint||Membership to a door to door community transport service (including wheelchair access) available weekdays to anyone living or working in Knowle West.||Bristol||Telephone: 0117 904 8215
Visit Mede Sprint website
|Midsomer Norton and Radstock Community Service Vehicle Trust||This service is for people who cannot access conventional public transport. You can use this service to go shopping, attend medical appointments and play an active part in community life. This service provides transport to registered charity groups only.|
Covers: Peasedown, Radstock, Midsomer Norton, Timsbury.
|Bath & North East Somerset||New bookings & membership enquiries: 01761 452585
Repeat bookings: 01761 753979
Visit Midsomer Norton and Radstock Community Service Vehicle Trust website
|Midsomer Norton and Radstock Dial-a-Ride||Dial-a-Ride is a door-to-door, fully accessible minibus service for people who cannot use conventional public transport. You can use this service to go shopping, attend appointments and play an active part in community life.|
Covers: Midsomer Norton, Radstock, & surrounding.
|Bath & North East Somerset||Visit Midsomer Norton and Radstock Dial-a-Ride website|
|Patchway Minibus Committee||Group hire.||South Gloucestershire||Telephone: 0117 9314248 or 07976 655941|
|Shopmobility||Manual and powered wheelchairs, and scooters, to help people with mobility impairments get about in Broadmead, Cabot Circus and central Bristol.||Bristol||Telephone: 0117 9559083
Visit Shopmobility website
|St Philip’s Community Minibus||This service provides vehicles for community groups and charities. Groups need to be registered with the scheme and have to provide their own driver.||Bath & North East Somerset||Telephone: 01225 835228
Visit St Philip’s Community Minibus website
|SWAN Volunteer Transport Scheme||This service is for older, frail or disabled people on low incomes living in Bath and North East Somerset. You can use the service for journeys for visiting friends or family, attending social activities, health related appointments, shopping, attending training or educational facilities, or simply for a trip out.||Bath & North East Somerset||Telephone: 01761 439548
Visit SWAN Volunteer Transport Scheme website
|Wellow Community Minibus||This service is for residents of Wellow who cannot access conventional public transport, and need to travel to and from Bath. You can use this service to go shopping, attend medical appointments and play an active part in community life. |
Covers: Wellow, Bath (Riverside car park, Odd Down Park & Ride, St Gregory’s).
|Bath & North East Somerset||Visit Wellow Community Minibus website|