Public and Private Transport

Concessionary Travel

For information on who qualifies for concessionary travel and details on how to prove your entitlement, please click here.

Swindon Dial A Ride

Swindon Dial A Ride is a charitable organisation that assists anyone whose mobility impairment means that they are unable to use standard public transport. They provide door-to-door transport for any social purpose and for visits to hospital appointments.


Blue Badge Scheme

The Blue Badge Scheme is a national arrangement of parking concessions for people with disabilities. If you qualify for a blue badge and are either a driver or passenger, you will be allowed to park close to the facilities and services you wish to use.

You can apply for a Blue Badge online from the Blue Badge scheme page on the Swindon Borough Council website.


Learning to Drive

Learner drivers with disabilities may wish to look for instructors who have specialist knowledge and experience of their needs. If you are paying someone to teach you to drive, they must be registered with the Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA). Only Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs) can charge money for teaching you to drive.


Swindon has an excellent network of cycle paths to make it easier for people to get around the town as safely as possible. The Council is also working with employers to make sure workplace facilities make it easy for you to cycle to work.

For more information about cycling around Swindon and the services available to cyclists, please visit Swindon Travel Choices. 


Shopmobility Swindon

Swindon's Shopmobility scheme is available for anyone with limited mobility and provides a selection of manually-propelled and battery-powered wheelchairs and scooters. However, people under the age of 16 will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult or carer.


Local Bus Operators

Thamesdown Transport Tel: 01793 428428
Stagecoach in Swindon Tel: 01793 521415
morebus Tel: 01202 338 420
Coachstyle Tel: 01249 782224
Thames Travel Ltd Tel: 01865 785400

Bus Timetables, Maps and Information
Traveline Tel: 0871 200 2233 (7am-10pm, Mon-Sun)

Express Coach Services
National Express Tel: 08717 81 81 81 (24/7)

Train Information
GWR Tel: 0345 7000 125 (7am - 10pm every day)
National Rail Tel: 03457 484950

Mobility Equipment
Shopmobility Tel: 01793 512621  Email:

Disabled Drivers
Funding for driving lessons
Motability Learner Course for the Disabled
Driving Academy, Swindon

Apply for or renew a Blue Badge

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