Public transport services within
During the summer season, the local coach companies run services to many other towns, linking in some of our top attractions en route. Most of the bus and coach stops are situated around the King's Statue area, adjacent to the Tourist Information Centre, on
Although many attractions are within a few minutes walk,
If you’re visiting
There’s also Dial-A-Bus! Dial-A-Bus, is a service for local residents only, who are elderly or infirm. A specially adapted minibus, taking wheelchairs, operates over a wide local area on Tuesdays and Thursdays between . On Wednesdays the service covers the
Coach House Travel and National Express Tickets can be booked at the Tourist Information Centre. If assistance is needed with getting on and off vehicles it is advisable to mention this when booking. Alternatively, if you’re not able to visit the Tourist Information Centre in person, you can book your tickets for either company by calling them directly. Coach House Travel’s telephone number is: 01305 261777.
National Express can be contacted by calling: 08717 818181, or by visiting their website at www.nationalexpress.com. If you’re over 60 or are registered disabled, you can travel for up to half price on many journeys. If you need assistance with your National Express journey, you can call their dedicated assistance line, on: 0121 423 8479. They can help with a selection of services including front seats, assistance with luggage and a steady hand when boarding and alighting the coach. Please call for details. All journeys are subject to the company’s terms and conditions.
From time to time, it may be necessary to call for a taxi. If this is the case, you may find some of these numbers useful.
- Bee Cars – 01305 775151
- Weycabs - 01305 707070
- Weyline – 01305 777777
Some of the above taxi operators may have wheelchair accessible vehicles available. Please call to check.
Of course there are more telephone numbers for taxis you could try. Why not call the Tourist Information Centre to enquire further? They’re available 7 days a week, on: 01305 785747.
There are many different day trips throughout the year, run by some of the local coach companies. Destinations include; Portland Bill, Dorchester Market, Clark’s Shopping Village, a day out in Bournemouth and a shopping trip to Poole, to name but a few. For further details, we have some telephone numbers for local coach excursion companies.
- Coach House Travel – 01305 261777
- Bluebird Coaches – 01305 782353
Both of these companies run regular trips to both local and national attractions, as well as places of interest. Please be sure to call them though, to ensure that their excursion will suit your requirements.
Blind and visually impaired customers can also obtain assistance if required.
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