Dial-a-Ride, car sharing schemes and taxis
If you find it difficult to access public transport, you can still get around even if you don’t have your own car.
Dial-a-Ride offers accessible minibuses within a local area. Depending on the types of journeys you do, Dial-a-Ride could be more cost-effective than a regular taxi service.
How Dial-a-Ride works
- You can usually book a ride anytime between early morning and late evening
- You travel with other people going to different destinations. The route is planned based on the needs of everyone travelling
- You need to book in advance. You may need to register with your local Dial-a-Ride group before you can book any journeys
- Dial-a-Ride makes sure you get to your destination at the time you request
Is there a Dial-a-Ride scheme near you?
To find out if there is a scheme operating near you, contact your local council or Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB).
Car sharing schemes
Car sharing is when two or more people, travelling to the same destination or to different places along one route, get together to share the car journey.
Is there a car sharing scheme near you?
To find out if there is a car sharing scheme operating near you, contact your local council or Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB).
If you make infrequent and short journeys you may find a taxi is a more cost-effective than owning and running your own car.
Finding a taxi company
You can find taxi companies near to you in your local phone book, yellow pages or online at yell.com.Opens in new window
Most taxi companies offer accessible solutions. Ask them about disabled access taxis and minicabs, and what they can do to meet any specific requirements you have.