Air, Rail, Coach and Taxi services for limited mobility and accessibility requirements
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
able2flyable2fly has been designed to assist
passengers who require assistance when flying. Also see Travelling by air to find out
about your passenger rights.
Travel ConciergeTravel Concierge appear to have a facility for supporting those who are infrequent fliers or who may need some extra help.
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 have added a useful page
on their site for senior travel including tips and suggestions.
Coach toursElgar Coaches - helping the less able to travel. Coaches with lifts are on some day trips and holidays.
Belle Vue - group holidays with wheel accessible coaches, wheelchair accessible minibuses, accessible day trip excursions for groups, or accessible coach holiday tours for group.
Dolphine Coaches of Wimborne - all fixed wheelchairs electric or manual can be accommodated. They are all secured by “Unwin” fittings to tracking set in the floor. There is plenty of luggage space to carry folding wheelchairs “wheelies” and suitcases. Some day tours and holidays suitable for persons needing these facilities.
Endeavour Coaches - lifts on the coaches enable access for not only wheelchair users but also any person who may have difficulty with the steps on to the coach.
National Express and Eavesway Travel - offer some support.
We suggest the following sites:
• Disability Onboard
• Senior Railcard
• Disabled Persons Railcard for rail travel, senior disabled railcards, etc..
• Right of transport for passengers with reduced mobility
• Information on accessibility for passengers with reduced mobility
• Assistance for persons with reduced mobility
TaxisSpecialNeedsTaxi - 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 TravellersAdapted Vehicle Hire - for hire of adapted
vehicles. Stated largest fleet of adapted cars in the UK, largest fleet of
wheelchair accessible vehicles and vehicle with a trained driver service.
Email [email protected] or call 0845 2571670.
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.
You may also find interesting:• Questions to ask as a limited mobility traveller
• Suggestions for activities for limited mobility travelers while on holiday
• Specialist companies for those with limited mobility or accessibility requirements
• Companies and Properties around the UK which offer accessible accommodation
• Tips, ideas and useful websites for those travelling with a wheelchair, limited mobility or disability
• Useful travel sites for dementia, dialysis, oxygen, carers and general information