Handybus Services Beyond Newbury & Thatcham


What is a Handybus?

Handy Buses provide regular transport for elderly and disabled people on shopping trips and visits to clubs as well as one-off trips and excursions where regular commitments permit.

Am I eligible to use the Handybus?

If you have limited mobility, can’t manage the buses or don’t have a bus service or a stop near you, but need to get to:

  • day centre
  • leisure venue
  • the shops
  • holiday accommodation

then you could be eligible. However, places are limited and always in demand, you are not guaranteed a seat.

How much does it cost?

In general, the cost per trip depends on the distance travelled. 

How much notice do I need to give?

Please give at least 3 – 4 days notice prior to a journey. In the case of long-distance journeys at least a week’s notice is preferable.

If you live outside the Newbury or Thatcham areas, these are your nearest locations:

Basildon / Beenham / Bradfield / Pangbourne / Purley / Streatley / Theale

Tel: 0118 930 4837

Burghfield / Mortimer

Tel: 0118 983 6611

Chieveley / Compton / Downlands

Tel: 01635 578394 


Tel: 01488 683727