SCA Transport provide the Dial a Ride service on behalf of Southampton City Council.
It is a dedicated transport service to help you if you are unable to use mainstream public transport. It is for people of all ages, living in Southampton. SCA Transport have specially adapted vehicles that can carry wheelchairs and seated passengers for journeys anywhere within the Southampton City boundaries.
This service makes a huge difference to people’s lives and enables people to get out into their communities where they otherwise would not be able to.
The Dial a Ride bookings can be taken between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 10.30am on Saturday. Vehicle operating times are between 9am to 5pm Mondays to Saturdays.
An answering machine is available outside of normal office hours. We also take calls on Saturday between 9am and 10.30am for cancellations and same day availability.
Dial a Ride can be used for all sorts of activities, you may wish to go shopping, visit friends or family, a trip to the cinema, restaurants or theatre.
“Dial a Ride has made it possible for me to visit my cousin and that has made us both happy. A big thank you.” (member comment)
|Up to 3 miles||£2.50||£4.50|
|Over 3 miles and up to 6 miles||£3.50||£6.00|
|Over 6 miles||£4.00||£7.00|
Fares depend upon your destination and if it is a single or return trip.
There is no charge to become a member of Dial a Ride but you must complete the membership application form (downloadable from this webpage).
All our buses are maintained to PSV standards and all our drivers are subject to vigorous recruitment checks and MiDAS trained.
Monthly Dial-a-Ride Trips:
In addition we offer a number of scheduled trips throughout the year to our members. Please call us from a week in advance if you would like to book a space on any of the trips listed below.
|Royal Victoria Country Park||Friday 14 September 2018, call from Friday 7 September to book your place|
|Swan Centre, Eastleigh||Monday 8 October 2018, call from Monday 1 October to book your place|
|Garson Garden Centre Titchfield||Wednesday 14 November 2018, call from Wednesday 7 November to book your place|
|Marks & Spencer Hedge End||Wednesday 5 December 2018, call from Wednesday 28 November to book your place|
|Whiteley Shopping Village||Friday 18 January 2019, call from Friday 11 January to book your place|
“I went on most of the day trips last year and thoroughly enjoyed myself. My daughter and I really look forward to the next day trips.” (member comment)
Please call us on 023 8022 2289 for more information and an application form, or email email@example.com
Christmas and New Year booking timetable
The office will be closed 25 and 26 December 2018 and 1 January 2019. Revised booking days shown below.
For standard bookings:
|Call the booking office on:||To travel on:|
|Friday 21st December||Thursday 27th December|
|Monday 24th December||Friday 28th December|
|Thursday 27th December||Saturday 29th December|
Monday 31st December
|Friday 28th December||Wednesday 2nd January|
|Monday 31st December||Thursday 3rd January|
For the weekly shopping trips
|Call the booking office on||For weekly shopping trips on|
|Thursday 20th December||Thursday 27th December|
|Thursday 27th December||Wednesday 2nd January|
|Friday 28th December||Thursday 3rd January|
Christmas lunch carvery trips
We will be running two carvery trips in December.
Friday 7 December 2018 to the Haywain Cadnam. Fare £7.00
Friday 14 December 2018 to the White Swan Mansbridge. Normal fares will apply.
Both have a festive menu to choose from and you will need to purchase your meals separately.
So that we can provide trips to as many people as possible, please only book one or the other. To book for both (subject to availability) contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Bookings will be taken for both dates from Friday 30 November 2018. Please call 023 8022 2289.