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Community transport

Community transport is specifically designed to help those who are unable to use public transport. This may be because of age, disability, or lack of public transport service.

Community transport schemes are operated directly by community organisations. Each organisation offers different levels of service. The services are provided by voluntary, non-profit making organisations. 

Residents should contact their local community transport scheme for more information.


Each of the community transport schemes set their own fares. Some schemes accept concessionary bus passes to cover the journey cost. You will be required to pay the service provider directly, and contact the relevant service for further information.

Contact a community transport service

Community minibus schemes

Local volunteers provide regular, scheduled bus services based on local need. These help people who live in more remote or isolated communities.

OrganisationTelephone Number
Gayton and Tiffield01327 350292
Lilbourne07737 377825


Dial-a-Ride schemes help people to shop and use local amenities. Vehicles can normally accommodate wheelchairs.

Passengers need to register with the service in their area to book a journey in advance by telephoning their local scheme.

OrganisationTelephone Number
ABILITY Community Bus Service01327 604123
Daventry Area Community Transport Dial-a-Ride01327 701665
Northampton Door to Door01604 583553

Voluntary car schemes

Voluntary car schemes operate with volunteer drivers using their own vehicles to take passengers to pre-booked destinations. The schemes typically charge an annual membership fee. 

The passenger then pays the driver for any trips, which is calculated on mileage. Passengers book a journey in advance, and drivers collect and return passengers to and from their home.

OrganisationTelephone Number
Brackley Area Volunteer Car Service01280 841099
Daventry Area Community Transport Car Scheme01327 701665
Greatworth, Halse and Helmdon Community Coach01295 768588
Moulton Volunteer Car Scheme07582 351145
Northampton Volunteer Car Scheme01604 628234
Rural Wheels07791 438043
Towcester Area Door to Door01327 810300
​Weston and Weedon Lois Volunteer Car Scheme​01327 860487

Last updated 23 January 2024