County Advice overview
Bus operators in Aylesbury are steadily making more of their buses as accessible as possible in compliance with the standards required by government regulations. This includes but is not limited to the use of ramps, display screens, audio-visual ‘next stop’ announcements and low floor buses. See the website for further information Plan Your Journey | Traveline
Key tips for Planning your journey
When planning a journey by bus, things to consider might be “Where is my nearest bus stop?” and “What bus number do I need?”. You may also want to think about buying your ticket, what it will cost, can you pay by cash or card and can you buy it in advance online. Be aware that online tickets for buses are often non-refundable if you cannot make your journey.
Buses can only stop at marked bus stops, so you need to be sure where you are getting off in advance. If you are not sure, the bus driver should be happy to help you. Ask the driver to let you know when your stop is coming up. You may need to consider if the nearest bus stop is accessible if you are travelling with a scooter or wheelchair.
Local bus providers have journey planners and will be able to help you with information regarding your journey.
Traveline is a partnership of transport companies, local authorities and passenger groups which have come together to bring you routes and times for all travel in Great Britain by bus, rail, and coach to provide it in as many different ways as possible. Plan Your Journey | Traveline
You can check when the next buses in the Accrington area are due at your chosen stop here:
If you are travelling outside the county, the national Next Buses website will help you search for bus timetables and your nearest bus stop.
You can put in your postcode to find your nearest stop and the next bus due https://nextbuses.mobi/
Bus passes issued in Buckinghamshire are valid anywhere in England. Unfortunately passes issued in England are not valid in Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland.
Help with cost – Concessionary Travel
Older Person’s Pass
Concessionary bus passes are available for older people who have reached state pension age and resident in Manchester. The older person’s bus pass entitles you to free travel on bus services throughout England from 9.30am to midnight Monday to Friday and all day at Weekends and on public holidays.
For further information
You can apply here
Disabled Person’s Bus pass
If you have a disability, you may be entitled to a Disabled Person’s bus pass Residents of Buckinghamshire.
There is no upper age restriction for the disabled person’s bus pass.
Information on eligibility is available here:
Travelling with mobility equipment
Wheelchairs and Scooters
All Arriva and Red Line buses are built for easy access with low floors.
All low floor buses have a dedicated area for wheelchair/scooter users; other passengers are required to give up the space for wheelchair/scooter users.
When your low floor bus arrives at the bus stop you can ask the driver to lower the step and/or ramp to allow you to board.
Wheelchair/scooter users have priority over everyone else for the use of the designated wheelchair space, since this is the only place in which they can travel safely.
All our buses are wheelchair accessible.
All our buses have an access ramp at the entrance, if you require the ramp to be lowered when you board or alight the bus, please ask your driver for assistance.
All of our buses have a dedicated wheelchair space.
Wheelchairs must be positioned with the brakes on and with the back of the chair against the backrest, aisles and gangways must be kept clear at all times.
Community Transport Hub
Provides signposting information, advice and guidance on community transport services for Buckinghamshire. Please note: they cannot make or take any bookings, but can provide advice on the most appropriate method of transport in your area to meet your needs.
You can contact them on 0800 085 8480 or 01844 348834 9am to 12.30pm, Monday to Friday. Please leave a voicemail message outside these times or email email@example.com
Healthcare Travel Costs
All recognised guide dogs and assistance dogs are allowed to travel for free.