Slinky Services – Demand Responsive Transport

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Slinky Services – Demand Responsive Transport

Slinky Services – Demand Responsive Transport

COVID-19 Update

23rd September 2021: All Slinky services are currently operating, please contact service operators directly with any enquiries.


Residents who hold a concessionary bus pass may access free transport for a vaccination appointment on any Community transport and Slinky journey.


If you are still struggling to get to a medical appointment, including COVID-19 vaccinations and need help and support contact Somerset’s Coronavirus Helpline on 0300 790 6275


The latest information on COVID-19 vaccination locations and sites can be found on the NHS Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group website

What is Slinky?

Slinky is an accessible bus service that can be used for a variety of purposes, including getting to health appointments, work or education, visiting friends and relatives, going shopping and as a link to other public transport.

You can use the Slinky bus if you do not have access to a public bus service, due either to location, or accessibility issues. The Slinky service can be used by people of all ages.

If you are eligible you will first need to register as a member of the scheme. You must fill in a registration form and return it to the booking office before you use the service for the first time.

You can then book a journey by contacting your booking office at least 24 hours before you want to travel. Trips can be booked up to two weeks in advance.

For journeys up to 3 miles
Single: £2.50
Return: £4

For journeys over 3 miles
Single: £3.50
Return: £5

There is a 50% fare for English National Concessionary Travel Scheme passes on all SLINKY services within Somerset. Concessionary Pass Holders and children aged between 5-16 will be entitled to a 50% reduction in the cost of the fare. Children under 5 travel free.

You will need to show your pass every time you travel.

Half fares will be:

£1.30 for a single journey up to 3 miles – £2.00 return

£1.80 for a single journey over 3 miles – £2.50 return


Somerset Student County Tickets are also valid on Slinky services.

Slinky information leaflets
Chard and Ilminster
Martock and Langport
South Petherton
Sedgemoor North
Sedgemoor South
Sedgemoor Central
Mendip Central
Mendip East
Mendip West
West Somerset

Slinky registration forms
Chard and Ilminster
Martock and South Petherton
Taunton and Wellington
West Somerset

Other pages you may find useful:
Community Transport
Community Car Schemes