Shopperbus Service

The Shopperbus service provides a door-to-door transport service for people of all ages with limited mobility who are unable to use ordinary buses. The driver will give you any help you need to get on or off the bus, it has been designed for easy access and is wheelchair accessible.

The Shopperbus service takes you from your home to local supermarkets and shopping centres and operates once a week.

Shopper bus at Sainsbury's

"I just wanted to say thank you and that I really enjoyed using the Shopperbus, particularly all the laughter and gossip – I shall really miss that!!"

When does it operate?

Old Town to Sainsbury’s at Bridgemead

Stratton, Covingham and Nythe to Sainsbury’s at Stratton

How do I book a journey?

You need to book a place in advance by telephoning 01793 616050 Monday to Friday from 10am. Our minibus will then pick you up at your home. The driver can provide assistance from your home and onto the minibus if you require. You will be dropped off at the shopping location.

You will have between 1 to 2 hours at the supermarket or shopping centre and then return home. Our driver will help you and carry your shopping to your door, if you need assistance.

Do I need to be registered?

Before you can use the Shopperbus service, you need to register a few details with us. All information will be treated as confidential. To do this phone the booking line on 01793 616050 or email and we will send you an information pack containing a registration form which needs to be completed and returned to us. All it will cost you is a stamp!

How much does it cost?

Tuesdays £8.00 return per person
Wednesdays £6.00 return per person
(Effective from 1st July 2022 and subject to periodic change.)

Payment is made to the driver in cash, by cheque or using a Swindon Borough Council Bus Pass 

Can I be accompanied?

Yes. You may bring a friend or relative with you who will need to pay an additional fare unless you have a Companion Bus Pass.

Is there room for passengers who are wheelchair users?

Yes. All of our vehicles are accessible. Passengers travel in their wheelchair facing forwards.

Download the Dial A Ride Registration Form now.

"I take this opportunity to thank all at Dial A Ride for their help and support. I use the shopping bus each Wednesday and it makes a huge difference to my life to be able to do so. The driver is kind, caring and always courteous and I am so grateful."

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