Accessible bus service for people who find it difficult to use public transport to get out and about

Bat Bus is a door-to-door bus service for people who live in postcodes BH1 through to BH11 who find it difficult to use public transport. The buses have a lift/ramp and accessible steps to make it easy to get on and off and are also suitable for people who use manual or powered wheelchairs. Carers, guide and assistance dogs can also travel on BAT Bus.

BAT Bus Routes

Shopping Service

Bus 1    

  • Sovereign Centre, Boscombe (drop off at entrance to car park and pick up at The Garden Cafe).
  • Shopping time approximately 2 hours

Bus 2    

  • Castlepoint Shopping Centre (drop off at Shopmobility)
  • Castlepoint Shopping Centre Top Mall (drop off outside M&S)
  • Shopping time approximately 2 hours

Social outings

Every Wednesday afternoon and all day on alternate Saturdays, BAT Bus takes members out to places of local interest. Outings often include a stop so that members can have lunch together. A list of outings is sent to members with a quarterly newsletter. 


To use the BAT Bus you must first join the scheme. Membership costs £10 per year.

Once you are a member, you pay a fare for each journey you make:

  • morning shopping trips - £5
  • Wednesday and Saturday outings - £7

Find out more or join the scheme

Phone 01202 534027 to ask for an information pack.


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Hospital Hop

This service can be booked for a one off appointment without incurring the membership fee.

Daily shuttle service to Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals for a return fare of £9.00 from all Bournemouth post codes BH1-BH11.

Kind, caring drivers will provide extra help and wheelchair assistance to get people safely to their appointment and back home again.

Bookings must be made in advance on 01202 309433; fare paid to driver.

Some costs may be refundable by the NHS; for more information about help with healthcare costs call 0300 330 1343