Dial a Ride

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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 unbale 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 09:00 and 16:00 Monday to Friday and 09.00 to 10.30 on Saturday. Vehicle operating times are between 09:00 to 17:00 Mondays to Saturdays.

An answering machine is available outside of normal office hours. We also take calls on Saturday between 09.00am 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)


Fares depend upon your destination and if it is a single or return trip.

Up to 3 miles £2.50 £4.00
Over 3 miles and up to 6 miles £3.50 £5.50
Over 6 miles £4.00 £6.50


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.

Destination Date

Basingstoke Milestones Museum (entrance fee not included)

Whiteley and Fareham

Drive through the New Forest with a stop at Carlos

28 February

27 March

10 April

"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 for more information and an application form, or email dialaride@scagroup.co.uk