Services and discounts if you're disabled that can help you travel around Bristol.
There are ways you can get support to use public transport, driving and get help with travel costs.
Mencap have an easy read guide on Travelling and getting out and about Go to https://www.wellaware.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Easy-Read-Guide-to-Travel-and-Transport-services.pdf (opens new window).
Discounts on public transport
You may be able to get:
- free off-peak bus travel, apply for a disabled person's bus pass
- 1/3 off rail for you and a friend, apply for a disabled person's railcard Go to https://www.disabledpersons-railcard.co.uk/ (opens new window)
Help with travel to NHS places
If you need to travel to hospital or other NHS place for treatments or tests, you might be able to claim a refund on your travel costs. Find out more about the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme Go to https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/help-with-health-costs/healthcare-travel-costs-scheme-htcs/ (opens new window) on the NHS website.
You may be able to:
- pay less road tax, find out if you're able to pay less road tax Go to https://www.gov.uk/financial-help-disabled/vehicles-and-transport (opens new window)
- get a Blue Badge parking permit for your car, which allows you to park for free and stay longer in time limited car parks, apply for a Blue Badge Go to https://www.gov.uk/apply-blue-badge (opens new window)
- exchange your higher rate mobility allowance to get a car, vehicle, scooter or wheelchair. More information on Motability about the mobility allowance scheme Go to https://www.motability.co.uk/ (opens new window)
Travel training service
The City of Bristol College Travel Training Service is a travel training scheme for learners with additional support needs who wish to travel independently at the:
- Ashley Down Centre
- College Green Centre
- South Bristol Skills Academy
Contact your college or education setting to see if they can offer a travel training service.