Community transport schemes in Buckinghamshire can help the county’s elderly residents to get out and about, even when they can no longer transport themselves or use public transport. Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes’ community transport services come in the forms of dial-a-ride schemes, and community buses.
A dial-a-ride service allows your relative to call in advance to book transport at a specific time for a specific journey. A volunteer driver will collect your relative from their house and take them to where they need to go. There is usually a small cost, based on the mileage of the journey.
Community Bus Services are buses that run routes in a specific area of Buckinghamshire. They tend to have fixed timetables, transporting elderly to the shops and doctors, but can also be booked for group outings – perhaps to one of our Accessible Days Out in Buckinghamshire.
If you are looking for transport to take your relative to medical appointments, then you might be interested in Patient Transport Services in Buckinghamshire
Dial-A-Ride Schemes in Buckinghamshire
The Chilterns dial-a-ride service provides transport for people living in the Chiltern, South Bucks and Wycombe areas who are unable to transport themselves or comfortably use public transport. Their vehicles have wheelchair-access, and their volunteers are all trained.
Your relative will need to sign up for a membership in order to use the Chilterns Dial-a-ride service. An annual membership costs £20. The membership application form can be downloaded online.
They request that you book all journeys at least 4 days in advance. Bookings can either by made over the phone or online.
Telephone: 01494 766123
Milton Keynes Council Community Transport Service
Milton Keynes Council offer a dial-a-ride service to elderly and frail residents living in Milton Keynes. The service is provided in their fully-accessible and scooter-friendly minibus, and all of the drivers have completed the Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme training.
The service is available Monday to Friday 8:00am and 5:00pm, and the booking lines are open from 9:00am until 3:00pm. A single journey costs £3.60, and a return journey costs £5.60.
Telephone: 01908 252266
Community Bus Transport for the Elderly in Buckinghamshire
Risborough Area Community Bus
The Risborough Area Community Bus provides minibus travel to people living in Princes Risborough and surrounding villages who are unable to use, or inadequately served by, public transport. There are 6 routes which run at various times of the week, and you can read their timetables online. They also provide transport to popular day outings, and the bus can be rented by groups who are going on a day out.
The fare for adults on the Princes Risborough routes is £1.50 per trip, but concessionary bus passes are accepted.
Telephone: 07941 963097
Winslow and Distrct Community Bus
The Winslow and District Community Bus provides safe, flexible and affordable transport individuals throughout Winslow and the surrounding area. The Winslow Community Bus runs 5 scheduled bus services, the timetables from which can be found here. Prices are usually between £3 and £5, but concessionary bus pass prices do apply.
The bus also runs planned excursions to the shops in Aylesbury, the Milton Keynes Theatre and more.
Telephone: 01296 715786
Bernwode Bus for Waddesdon Area
The Bernwode Bus provides community transport for older people and groups living in the area of Waddesdon. You can look on the Bernwode Bus Facebook page to find out about day trips and excursions being organised, as well as when the bus is running.
Telephone: 01296 651800
Beaconsfield Community Bus
The Beaconsfield Community Bus runs on a Tuesday and Thursday between 9:00am and 3:00pm, with its different routes passing through key shopping streets and places of notice. The service is free for concessionary bus pass holders. You can see the full timetable and routes from the Beaconsfield Community Bus Leaflet.
Telephone: 01494 675173