We’re here to take you places.
Ring and Ride is a door-to-door transport service for anyone who lives in the urban areas of the West Midlands who find it difficult or impossible to use normal public transport.
Customers can use the service for travel for the same purpose they would do on normal public transport such as commuting to and from work, visiting friends, shopping and leisure activities, to visit someone is hospital or for healthcare appointments.
Who can use Ring and Ride?
Generally, to become a registered user of Ring and Ride, you must find it difficult or impossible to use conventional public transport and be resident in one of the seven districts of the West Midlands.
The service is particularly ideal for:
Customers can take a companion and dependent children with them provided they book them in advance. We use minibuses with ramps or lifts, so people who use wheelchairs or find steps difficult can easily use the bus.
When does Ring and Ride operate?
The service operates on a Monday to Saturday from 8am until 11pm (last pick-ups 10.30pm) and on a Sunday from 8am until 3.30pm. There is no service on Bank Holiday Mondays and the service may differ over Christmas, New Year and Easter.
Where does Ring and Ride operate?
Ring and Ride operates across the West Midlands. Local journeys can be made in built up areas in any of the areas listed below.
Registered users are able to make local journeys either wholly inside their town or city or for short journeys to a neighbouring town, for example, to take you to a leisure centre or to a daycare centre if this is the nearest offering the specific service that meets your needs. The service is unable to offer journeys outside of the West Midlands, for example to take you to a location in Staffordshire, Warwickshire or Worcestershire. The service does not operate in the rural Meriden gap area between Solihull and Coventry, however if you need to travel in this area you may be able to use the West Midlands On-Demand service.
Please note that Blind and Disabled and Older Persons Concessionary passes (those used free of charge on bus and train services in the West Midlands) are not accepted. N network and N bus passes are valid on Ring and Ride services.
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.
Holders ofnetwork andbus 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.