The door-to-door bus service
Ring and Ride is the door-to-door service for anyone who lives in the urban areas of the West Midlands that find it difficult or impossible to use normal public transport.
Passengers can use the service for catching up with friends, popping out for a bit of shopping, a night at the theatre or for healthcare appointments.
Just bear in mind that we are unable to take passengers for a hospital appointment. We can, however, take users of the service to visit someone that is in hospital.
Who can use Ring and Ride?
Anyone who struggles to use conventional public transport can use Ring and Ride - you just need to live in the West Midlands County.
The service is ideal for:
When does Ring and Ride operate?
The service operates between 08:00am and 10:30pm Monday to Saturday and between 08:30am and 3:30pm on a Sunday.
Trips are booked 24hrs in advance and each registered user is also entitled to six advanced bookings per year - ideal for important healthcare or social appointments.
Where does Ring and Ride operate?
Ring and Ride operates across the West Midlands. The map below shows the exact operating area.
Registered users are able to travel within their surrounding area - for example, a passenger living in Erdington can travel anywhere within North Birmingham.
How much does it cost?
It's free to become a registered user of the service and passengers are welcome to take a non-registered friend or relative with them.
From the 1st May 2017
Registered user and Essential Escort/Carer
Adults - £2.20 single, Children under 16- £1.10, Children under 5 travel free.
Holders of network and bus passes travel free of charge.
Please note that National Concessionary passes (those used free of charge on bus and train services in the West Midlands) are not accepted.