Community transport

Coronavirus update

Community transport schemes might be operating a different service at the moment. Residents should contact their local community transport scheme for more information.


Community transport is specifically designed to help those who are unable to use public transport. This may be because of age, disability, or lack of a public transport service.

Community transport schemes are operated directly by community organisations. Each organisation offers different levels of service - from providing transport to medical appointments only, up to a wide range of well-being purposes, including visiting family and friends. The services are provided by voluntary, non-profit making organisations, some of which receive partial funding from the council.

How much does it cost?

Each of the community transport schemes set their own fares. Some schemes accept concessionary bus passes to cover the  journey cost.

You will be required to pay the service provider directly and will need to contact the relevant service for further information.

Community Transport maps

The maps below show coverage of community transport across Northamptonshire.

Contact a community transport service

North Northamptonshire: 

Community minibus schemes

Local volunteers are used to provide regular, scheduled bus services based on local need. These help people who live in more remote or isolated communities.

​Organisation​Telephone number
Rushton​01536 418 047

Dial-a-Ride

Dial-a-Ride schemes help people to shop and use local amenities, such as a post office or bank. Vehicles can normally accommodate wheelchairs.

Passengers need to register with the service in their area to book a journey in advance by telephoning their local scheme.

​Organisation​Telephone number
Wellibus​01933 223636

Voluntary car schemes

Voluntary car schemes operate with volunteer drivers using their own vehicles to take passengers to pre-booked destinations. These are often for medical appointments, but can also be for other reasons.

The schemes typically charge an annual membership fee. The passenger then pays the driver for any trips - this is calculated on mileage. 

Passengers book a journey in advance with the scheme co-ordinator who matches up the travel requirement with the drivers available. Drivers collect passengers from their home, taking them to their appointment and returning them back home.

​Organisation​Telephone number
Corby Volunteer Car Pool01536 269482
​Earls Barton Car Scheme​07549 637897
Kettering Volunteer Car Service​01933 272735
Oundle Volunteer Car Scheme01832 275433
Rushden Volunteer Car Scheme01933 315555
Wellingborough Volunteer Car Service​01933 272735

West Northamptonshire:

Community minibus schemes

Local volunteers are used to provide regular, scheduled bus services based on local need. These help people who live in more remote or isolated communities.

​Organisation​Telephone number
​Gayton and Tiffield​01327 353352
Lilbourne07737 377825

Dial-a-Ride

Dial-a-Ride schemes help people to shop and use local amenities, such as a post office or bank. Vehicles can normally accommodate wheelchairs.

Passengers need to register with the service in their area to book a journey in advance by telephoning their local scheme.

​Organisation​Telephone number
​ABILITY Community Bus Service​01327 604123
Daventry Area Community Transport Dial-a-Ride​01327 701665
Northampton Door to Door01604 583553

Voluntary car schemes

Voluntary car schemes operate with volunteer drivers using their own vehicles to take passengers to pre-booked destinations. These are often for medical appointments, but can also be for other reasons.

The schemes typically charge an annual membership fee. The passenger then pays the driver for any trips - this is calculated on mileage. 

Passengers book a journey in advance with the scheme co-ordinator who matches up the travel requirement with the drivers available. Drivers collect passengers from their home, taking them to their appointment and returning them back home.

​Organisation​Telephone number
Brackley Area Volunteer Car Service01280 841099
Daventry Area Community Transport Car Scheme01327 701665
​Evenley Subsidised Taxi ServiceService withdrawn

Greatworth, Halse and Helmdon Community Coach

​01295 768588
​Help at Hand Social Car SchemeService withdrawn

Moulton Volunteer Car Scheme

​07582 351145
Northampton Volunteer Car Scheme ​01604 628234
​Rural Wheels​07791 438043

Towcester Area Door to Door

​01327 810300

Weston and Weedon Lois Volunteer Car Scheme

​01327 860487