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?
Due to COVID-19, from Tuesday 4th May 2021 the service will operate on Mondays – Friday between 8.00am and 5.30pm, and Saturdays between 8:30am and 3:30pm, for the time being there will be no service on Sundays.
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.
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.