Ring & Ride provide accessible, low cost transport to disabled people and older people with walking difficulties. If you qualify, you can book a Ring & Ride accessible minibus to take you, and an accompanying adult, door to door for journeys of up to 6 miles in Greater Manchester.
There are some exceptions where registered users may travel more than 6 miles from their home address as long as the destination is within Greater Manchester.
Trips which may be considered include:
Travel to the nearest local hospital
Travel to the nearest town centre or accessible transport facility
For information about Greater Manchester Ring &Ride service visit the Transport for Greater Manchester website
Travelling independently can be a challenge for some people, limiting access to social, health and employment opportunities.
Travel training teaches young people and adults who need additional support to make journeys using public transport safely and confidently on their own.
‘Travel training’ can involve:
Short term support: Familiarising people with how public transport works in their area, giving them confidence to use it alone.
Long term support: One-to-one personalised training programme over a period of weeks or months.
TfGM promote travel training as part of assessable transport for everyone living or working in Greater Manchester. Visit their website for more information on travel training in your area.
Traveling from Manchester Airport
If you or your autistic family member are planning to fly from Manchester airport you can find information on the support available on their website's Special Assistance page and Invisible Disabilities page. There you will find information about; accessing special assistance, the Sunflower Lanyard Scheme and access to The Sunflower room, which is a space for disabled people who need to break away from the noise, bright lights and crowds of the main Departure Lounge to help them relax and feel calm in a quieter environment.