COVID Local Transport Options

Owing to the distancing regulations and the requirement for drivers who cannot separate in their vehicles to wear PPE and change it regularly (of which SBADC has no supply, nor any source), our volunteer transport service remains suspended until further notice.

We have investigated options for people without their own transport and for whom public transport is not an option.  Some of these will incur costs.

We recommend that you try these if you have a need for transport (for hospital appointments or similar important travel) and you cannot drive yourself, or have a member of your family drive you (while observing the distancing rules).  For those which require booking through SBADC, please phone the transport line as usual leaving clear details and we will try to assist.

While we are providing these numbers, it is up to you to assure yourself the provider is operating safely with distancing etc 

Hospital transport 


Plymouth         0345 1551009 
Torbay             01803 656777

GoodSams            Only via referral from your GP.


Other Transport Options


Ivybridge ring and ride  01752 690444   

Using volunteer drivers in their own cars.  Only 4 drivers available. Costs 70p per mile on return journeys or £1 per mile on singles.  Online registration required or via SBADC.

Ashburton & Buckfastleigh London cab   01364 255919 

All use subject to availability, and there is likely to be a cost 

Bob the Bus    Will only take bookings through SBADC.   Currently supporting Totnes Caring and Dartmouth Caring. Happy to help us out if they have the vehicles available.   Costs example  £26 return trip to Derriford.


South Brent & District Caring Transport Line:  01364 700289