Dial-a-ride bus services in Central Bedfordshire

There is an extensive network of dial-a-ride bus services across Central Bedfordshire.

They 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.

Bus staff can provide more assistance than the staff of conventional bus services; e.g. the drivers can escort you to or from your door and 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).

The Central Bedfordshire Council website has full details of the dial-a-ride services which include routes covering the towns and villages in these areas:

Area 1: Leighton Buzzard and Woburn

Service provided by Buzzer Buses.
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.
Telephone: 01582 235454

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 Greensand Country Link.

The Central Bedfordshire Greensand Country Link ‘dial-a-ride’ service is available on a membership basis. Fares then range from £2.25 for shorter journeys, to £3.75 for longer journeys.

Telephone: 01234 834933
Emailcommunitytransport@bedsrcc.org.uk

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
  • Upper Gravenhurst
  • 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
Mobile: 07960 388111

Services from:

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

Ivel Sprinter
Telephone: 01767 313521

Services from:

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

Wanderbus

Telephone: 0300 123 3023

Services from:

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

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