Using public transport

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Using public transport

Using public transport

Help with getting to vaccination appointments

While many older and more vulnerable people will be able to attend a location close to their home, some will be relying on public transport. We are working with bus operators and community transport providers to help vulnerable residents to get to their COVID-19 vaccination appointments.

 

Current concessionary bus pass rules have been suspended so that bus passes can be used on all public services before 9.30am. This came into effect from February 1.

 

We are working with Community Transport and Slinky Demand Responsive Services across Somerset to allow free travel for bus pass holders when attending vaccination appointments. You can find information and contact details for Community Transport Services on Travel Somerset

 

If you are concerned about getting to an appointment, or need other help or support during the pandemic, please phone the Coronavirus helpline on 0300 790 6275. Lines are open from 8am to 6pm, seven days a week.

Somerset has a network of bus and rail services, complemented by Demand Responsive and Community Transport and by special tourist bus services to popular destinations. Public transport is a fast, efficient and environmentally friendly way to travel around the county. Modern buses and trains are comfortable and smooth and allow you to make the most of your journey time by catching up on reading, phoning, working on a laptop or simply relaxing.

You can plan your public transport journey by using Traveline

Simply enter your start point, destination, date and time you would like to travel. You will then be shown the different combinations of trains and buses you could catch to complete your journey.

Alternatively, you can phone Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 (charges apply) and tell them when and where you would like to go.

You can also find lots of public transport information on the County Council website including bus passes, timetables and park and ride.

Bus

There is lots more information in the Travel Somerset bus section.

Train

Rail services provide a fast, congestion-free link between station towns in Somerset and direct routes to more distant parts of the UK. You can find the latest rail information for Somerset including live train departure times, directions to the station and station contact details in the Travel Somerset rail section including information on train fares.

Community Transport

Community Transport Schemes can offer individual transport and group hire. Some also offer door-to-door services. Find out more in our Community Transport section.

Car Schemes

Community Car Schemes are voluntary schemes using volunteer drivers and their cars to provide a taxi style, door-to-door service for local residents who do not have access to public or their own transport. If you are interested in running a Car Scheme in your village or parish you can find out more on our community car schemes page.

Slinky – Demand Responsive Transport

Slinky is an accessible bus service funded by Somerset County Council for people unable to access conventional transport. You can find out more about the service on our Slinky services page.

Find out more about public transport on the pages below.

County Ticket
Concessionary bus passes
Community transport
Community Car Schemes
Slinky – Demand Responsive Transport
Taunton Park and Ride
Transport affected by bad weather
Providing Transport
Somerset County Council school transport section
Somerset County Council Public Transport section