Many people can remain independent by walking, cycling and using transport options in their area. Find out what options are available near you.
You can read about staying independent with sensory or physical disabilities to find information focused on mobility and accessibility, including accessible toilets.
Suffolk on Board has information on public transport options in Suffolk. This includes:
- bus timetables, maps and fares information
- train timetables, maps and departures information
- the latest news about public transport
If you use a wheelchair, you can see our booklet, getting to where you want to be: buses (PDF, 317KB), for advice about bus travel.
Concessionary travel means that you may be able to get discounted fares on buses, trains or coaches.
If you live in England, and are disabled or receiving a state pension, you are entitled to a bus pass giving free off-peak travel on local buses anywhere in England.
Suffolk on Board has concessionary travel information on how to apply for:
- an age related free travel bus pass
- a disabled persons free travel bus pass
- the travel voucher scheme
Extra help to travel cards
First Group have designed cards to use on journeys. You can use the cards to ask the driver discreetly for extra help rather than out loud. Read about the extra help to travel cards on the First Group website.
You may be able to save money on train fares with a railcard:
- if you are over 60, you can apply for a Senior Railcard
- if you have a disability that makes travelling difficult, you can apply for a Disabled Persons Railcard
There is no national concessionary scheme, but National Express offers a:
Community transport is tailored to help people whose needs might not be met by standard public transport.
You can contact these services directly to arrange transport. Here are some options you could try:
- Connecting Communities can connect you with an appropriate bus or train service for onward travel
- Suffolk InfoLink and Age UK Suffolk publish details of community transport services
- Good Neighbour Schemes offer people lifts to places
- Royal Voluntary Service lists services in Suffolk
If you need help getting to hospital appointments:
- read the non-emergency hospital transport leaflet (PDF, 8.52MB)
- Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme helps with travel costs to NHS locations
Local Links provides advice, discounts and resources to help promote ways to travel. They aim to increase sustainable and active travel in Suffolk.