A BCT Community busBristol Community Transport is Bristol's largest community transport operator and a part of leading transport social enterprise HCT Group. From our depot in Parson Street, Bedminster we help our community to get out and about with a wide range of transport services. 


Our services fall into three broad categories

  • Mainstream bus services
  • Transport for community groups
  • Individual transport  

Mainstream bus services 

We operate metrobus m1 on behalf of First West of England. We also provide four regular bus routes in Bristol, under a contract with Bristol City Council. All four routes are run under the Bristol Community Transport banner and formally operated by CT Plus, our group’s main trading arm. We run these, and other contract transport services, as they provide additional financial backing for our community-focussed services - a proper social enterprise.     

Transport for community groups

Bristol Community Transport provides a low cost alternative to minibus hire for your group, club, school or non-profit organisation through our community Group Transport scheme.

We have an extensive fleet of vehicles which range from 6 seater to 16 seater, the majority of which have been adapted to carry wheelchair users. Our vehicles can be booked for as little as a few hours or for as long as a few weeks and they can be used to travel anywhere within the UK.

To help our members make best use of our vehicles, Bristol Community Transport provides minibus driver training to the national ‘MiDAS’ standard.

Individual transport

In 2017, we joined forces with Social Access, formerly Bristol Dial-a-Ride. This means we can provide a whole host of services to help those who might find public transport difficult to use.

Dial-a-Ride: Our Citywide Dial-a-Ride service is available to residents of Bristol who are unable to access conventional public transport and operates from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Find out more.

Personal Car Service:  Our cars are the perfect solution if you need pre-booked, guaranteed transport to take you directly to your destination with one to one support and assistance from your Driver/Escort. Find out more.

Community buses:  Helping older and disabled people reach a variety of essential local facilities such as post offices, medical centres and shops. All services operate a flexible route, so the bus can collect passengers from their homes and vary where they are dropped off. Find out more.

Day trips: Our Day Trips are a popular addition to the range of community bus services that we operate. Find out more.

DART Shopper Service: Weekly, bi-weekly and monthly scheduled services to local supermarkets and shopping centres. Find out more.

Bristol Car Club: Wheelchair accessible car hire with vehicles that are specially designed to accommodate at least one passenger in a wheelchair, and up to four other passengers. Find out more. 

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