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Community and taxis

Community transport is usually provided for people who are unable to use conventional public transport services either because that service is not available or because of disability.

There are a wide variety of community transport schemes in Surrey. As they tend to be designed around the needs of the users, the schemes are often both innovative and flexible. Examples of such services include community buses, Dial-a-Ride, voluntary car schemes and Demand Responsive Transport (DRT).

To find a suitable community transport provider in your area please use the community transport directory

Voluntary car schemes

Voluntary car schemes are local drivers that give people with mobility issues lifts using their own vehicles to places like hospitals, GP appointments, and sometimes social events.

Surrey Community Action are a charity that set up new voluntary car schemes and provide support for existing drivers.   They are looking for new volunteer drivers willing to give some of their time to helping others with a lift. Mileage and parking charges are fully reimbursed and timings adjusted to fit around other responsibilities.

Find out more about volunteering your time

Community Buses and Dial-a-Ride

If you're interested in further details of how to set up a community bus service please contact Surrey County Council's Passenger Transport Group.

Further information about community bus services are available through the links below:


Taxis and private hire vehicles can also provide wheelchair user accessible vehicles. There are many local taxi firms located around Surrey, all of which will allow you to book a taxi in advance of your journey. Please ensure you only use licensed taxis.