staying independent

Getting out and about

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Buses, coaches and community transport

A range of bus and coach companies operate locally offering convenient travel across the East Riding.

There are also a variety of travel schemes available offering free or discounted travel to older people, or people with a disability.

Local bus services

These bus and coach operators offer bus services in the East Riding:

  • Acklams Coaches provide local services to Bridlington, Driffield, Beverley, Cottingham and Hull.
  • Arriva Yorkshire cover the west side of the county, such as Goole and Market Weighton.
  • BusKing run a local Driffield town service, plus a return route between Driffield and Sledmere.
  • East Yorkshire Buses offer a range of bus routes throughout the East Riding.
  • Stagecoach provide services throughout Hull and to various locations within the East Riding.
  • Thornes Independent run services from Selby to Goole, Pollington, Howden, and Holme on Spalding Moor.

Free travel passes

You may qualify for a national and/or local bus pass if you are an older person or you have a disability.

Free national bus travel for older and/or disabled people

If you are of pensionable age and/or you have a disability, you may qualify for a national bus pass. This will entitle you to use bus services across the UK for free. You can find out more about the national bus pass on the East Riding of Yorkshire Council website.

Unable to travel on a bus without assistance?

If you are aged 11 or over, and you are unable to travel on buses without someone to help you, you can apply to have a companion travel with you for free. More about the companion entitlement is available on the East Riding of Yorkshire Council website.

Please note: the companion entitlement is only valid for travel on buses within the East Riding of Yorkshire.

Free local bus travel for disabled people

A disabled person’s local travel pass offers free local travel on buses and trains. You can apply if you are an East Riding resident and you are:

  • blind
  • profoundly or severely deaf
  • limbless
  • disabled with a severe learning disability.

Find out more about the disabled person’s local travel pass on the East Riding of Yorkshire Council website.

Coach travel

If you would like to go further afield, these coach companies offer travel to a range of UK destinations.

National Express

National Express travel throughout the UK to places such as:

  • Birmingham
  • London
  • Leeds
  • Manchester
  • Edinburgh
  • Dublin.

You can find a full list of locations on the National Express website.

Senior and disabled coachcards

National Express offer coachcards for people aged 60 or over, and for anyone who has a disability. These offer a third off on all standard and fully flexible coach fares.

More information about senior and disabled coachcards is available on the National Express website.

Travel assistance

National Express offer a range of services for people who need extra help on their journey. This includes those travelling with:

  • a wheelchair
  • a mobility scooter
  • an assistance dog.

You can find out about the code of practice for disabled customers, including how to request travel assistance, on the National Express website.

Acklams Coaches

Acklams Coaches run a range of day trips from the East Riding to popular attractions throughout the UK. These include:

  • Chester Zoo
  • Flamingo Land
  • Yorkshire Wildlife Park
  • Whitby and Goathland
  • Blackpool
  • Leeds.

You can view upcoming day trips and check availability on the Acklams Holidays website.

Community transport

If it is not easy for you to access public transport, or other forms of transport, you may be able to join and use a local community transport scheme. These schemes are run by local volunteer groups to help:

  • older people
  • those who have a disability
  • people who live in a rural area.

You can find out more about local community transport schemes on the East Riding of Yorkshire Council website.

Planning your journey

Plan your journey door to door using the Traveline Yorkshire Journey Planner. You can explore all the different ways you can travel with routes and times for buses, trains, coaches and ferries in the UK.