Mobility scooters: travelling by car or on public transport
Smaller scooters are usually easier to travel with.
Getting your scooter into a car
Some scooters can be dismantled or folded up so that they fit in a car boot. You can use our scooter search to find out which scooters do this. Our car search will help you find out the size of your car boot.
Many mobility scooters are heavy to lift, even when folded or in parts. We've got information about equipment for lifting scooters (and wheelchairs) into a car boot. We also look at trailers.
Going on public transport
You may be able to take your mobility scooter on public transport - it depends on the transport operator and the size of the scooter. Our information on accessible public transport is for scooter and wheelchair users, as well as for people with other accessibility requirements.
More transport information for mobility scooter users:
- Buses: Some smaller scooters can now be taken on low-floor buses. Find out how to get permission and which mobility scooters are suitable.
- Trains: Different train operating companies have different policies for carrying scooters. Here's a summary of their policies (PDF). You can also contact your train operator or visit their website – National Rail lists their contact details.
- Trams: Again, different companies have different policies. Our summary of their policies (PDF) tells you more. Contact your local tram operator for further information.
This information on buses, trains and trams is unique to the Research Institute for Disabled Consumers - you won't find it anywhere else.
See also: our scooter search.
Last updated: May 2018