Air, Rail, Coach and Taxi services for limited mobility and accessibility requirements

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Limited mobility and accessibility requirementsHere at Silver Travel Advisor, we are frequently asked questions about limited mobility and accessible travel. We are firm believers in helping silver travellers to get out and about and to enjoy themselves. Whether this is a day trip or a holiday, the emphasis is on solutions and ways to help.

The following list is offered by way of suggestion and information that we hope will be useful to you. It’s accurate to the best of our knowledge, but we cannot be held responsible for any errors. If you can’t find what you are looking for, simply email [email protected] and we will do our best to assist.

Flying with a disability


able2fly has been designed to assist passengers who require assistance when flying. Also see Travelling by air to find out about your passenger rights.


AccessAble have detailed access guides to 12 airports in the UK and Ireland on their website and app. The guides cover everything from parking and walking distances to restaurants, quiet spaces, accessible toilets and hearing loops, all checked in person.


DiamondAir help older passengers who are concerned about airports and the whole flying experience or who have mobility requirements. They offer a very personal service to accompany clients from arrival at the airport right through to boarding the plane. The service is available at UK and many overseas airports.

Heathrow Airport Guide

Heathrow Airport Guide have added a useful page on their website for senior travel including tips and suggestions.

Gatwick Airport Guide

Gatwick Airport Guide have a useful page on their website for senior travel including tips and suggestions.

Coach tours

Elgar Coaches - helping the less able to travel. Coaches with lifts are on some day trips and holidays. 

National Express and Eavesway Travel -  offer some support.


We suggest the following sites:


SpecialNeedsTaxi - this is a link to a listing of a large number of taxi companies who have taxis suitable for persons of limited mobility with or without wheelchairs.

Websites for Equipment Hire and Services for Limited Mobility Travellers

Specialist Vehicle Hire - provide self-drive hire of disability and wheelchair accessible adapted vehicles throughout the UK.

Adapted Vehicle Hire - for hire of adapted vehicles. A fleet of adapted cars in the UK and wheelchair accessible vehicles and vehicle with a trained driver service.

Ports Direct - transportation service from your home to port and return. Comfortable vehicles and good reports.

Special Needs Group - special needs equipment rentals around the world.

Rent a Scoota - hire all over the UK including other equipment and scooters for cruises through mobility at sea.

Mobility Hire - wheelchair hire.

Wheelfreedom - the mobility hire specialists.

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  • PamWNorth
    over 5 years ago
    A great article, full of helpful tips.