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Dial-a-ride bus service

Dial-a-ride services are designed to offer a door-to-door service for people who are unable to use ordinary public transport because of frailty or temporary or permanent disability. The vehicles are constructed for ease of access for all, including wheelchair users.

The staff can give you more assistance than the staff of conventional bus services; the drivers can escort you to or from your door, but cannot transfer you from your wheelchair. You will need to be a member of your local scheme (an annual charge usually applies) and will need to book both the outward and the return part of your journey, giving as much notice as possible.

The driver will collect your fare on the bus. If you are a registered member of a dial-a-ride scheme AND you have a Central Bedfordshire Travel Pass, you can travel at a concessionary fare (currently £1.50 per single trip, £3.00 return).

Area 1: Leighton Buzzard and Woburn

Service provided by Buzzer Buses (link opens in new window).
Telephone: 01525 853566

Including the following towns and villages (please call for exact details):

  • Aspley Guise
  • Battlesden
  • Billington
  • Eaton Bray
  • Eggington
  • Heath & Reach
  • Hockliffe
  • Husborne Crawley
  • Leighton Buzzard
  • Linslade
  • Milton Bryan
  • Ridgmont
  • Stanbridge
  • Tilsworth
  • Woburn

Area 2: Dunstable and South Bedfordshire

Service provided by South Beds Dial-a-Ride (link opens in new window).
Telephone: 01525 220044

Includes the following towns and villages (please call for exact details):

  • Barton–le-Clay
  • Caddington
  • Chalton
  • Dunstable
  • East Hyde
  • Eaton Bray
  • Houghton Regis
  • Kensworth
  • Lower Sundon
  • New Mill End
  • Pepperstock
  • Sharpenhoe
  • Slip End
  • Streatley
  • Studham
  • Tebworth
  • Toddington
  • Totternhoe
  • Upper Sundon
  • Whipsnade
  • Wingfield
  • Woodside
  • includes journeys to and from Luton Town Centre and Luton and Dunstable Hospital

Area 3: Mid Beds

Service provided by Mid-Beds Link-a-Ride (link opens in new window)
Telephone: 01525 840511

Includes the following towns and villages (please call for exact details):

  • Ampthill
  • Arlesey
  • Beeston
  • Biggleswade
  • Blunham
  • Bourne End
  • Brogborough
  • Broom
  • Campton
  • Chalton
  • Clifton
  • Clophill
  • Cranfield
  • Dunton
  • Eversholt
  • Everton
  • Eyeworth
  • Fairfield Park
  • Flitton
  • Flitwick
  • Greenfield
  • Harlington
  • Hatch
  • Haynes
  • Haynes West End
  • Henlow
  • Houghton Conquest
  • Ickwell
  • Langford
  • Lidlington
  • Lower Gravenhurst
  • Lower Shelton
  • Lower Stondon
  • Marston Moretaine
  • Maulden
  • Meppershall
  • Millbrook
  • Moggerhanger
  • Northill
  • Old Warden
  • Potton
  • Pulloxhill
  • Salford
  • Sandy
  • Shefford
  • Shillington
  • Silsoe
  • Southill
  • Stanford
  • Steppingley
  • Stotfold
  • Sutton
  • Tempsford
  • Upper Caldecote
  • UpperGravenhurst
  • Upper Shelton
  • Upper Stondon
  • Wardhedges
  • Westoning
  • Wrestlingworth
  • includes journeys to and from Bedford Town Centre and Bedford Hospital

Community bus services

There are also several community bus schemes in operation. These charitable organisations are staffed by volunteers who give their time to support these locally based groups. These buses generally operate journeys on a fixed route to several different villages once or twice per week which then continue to a larger town such as Bedford, Milton Keynes, Cambridge, Hitchin and others. Concessionary bus passes are valid on these services which often provide a vital link between smaller villages and larger towns. Many drivers operate the same routes every week and coupled with regular users create a friendly and welcoming atmosphere on board. Please contact the operators directly for full details of their routes and accessibility requirements.

Flittabus Community Transport (link opens in new window)
Mobile: 07960 388111

Services from:

  • Ampthill
  • Clophill
  • Flitwick
  • Haynes
  • Houghton Conquest
  • Maulden
  • Silsoe
  • Westoning and other local villages

Ivel Sprinter (link opens in new window)
Telephone
: 01767 313521

Services from:

  • Biggleswade
  • Langford
  • Potton
  • Sandy
  • Tempsford and other local villages

Wanderbus (link opens in new window)Telephone: 0300 123 3023

Services from:

  • Broom
  • Campton
  • Clifton
  • Gravenhurst
  • Meppershall
  • Shefford
  • Shillington
  • Stanford and other local villages
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