We hope that this area of the website covers a great deal of what you need to know regarding travelling and holidaying both in the UK and Abroad.
Transport in the UK
The Government provides a lot of information and advice on their Transport if you’re disabled Government Link website. This covers:
•Cars2, buses3 and coaches4
•taxis and minicabs
You can save 1/3rd of the cost of most rail fares across Britain by getting a Disabled persons Rail Card External Site Icon (cost £20/year or £54 for 3 years).
2 Disabled Persons Blue Badge Scheme
See our Blue Badge Policy article for information on the scheme and links on how to apply.
These are available only in England and Wales. You need to apply to your local councilGovernment Link.
If you are over 60 then you should be eligible for a free bus regardless of disability.
From the national express External Site Icon website:
“If you’re registered disabled and love exploring the British Isles, then our Disabled Coachcard offers a great way to save 1/3 on standard fares to hundreds of UK towns, cities and airports – all for just £10 (plus £1.50 p&p) a year.”
Example of savings: Newcastle to London – Standard Fare £38.50 with the disabled card you pay £25.60 saving £12.90. The card has paid for itself with 1 trip!.
Do you require assistance when travelling by air?
The the following may all help:
1.The Civil Aviation Authority’s Extra help for passengers with a disability or reduced mobility External Site Icon information.
2.The Goverments “Transport if you’re disabled” Government Link information.
ENAT – the European Network for Accessible Tourism
The European Network for Accessible Tourism is a non-profit association of organisations and individuals from the private, public and NGO sectors. Their mission is to make European tourism destinations, products and services accessible to all visitors and to help promote Accessible Tourism around the world.