Help with transport and getting around the city

Free bus passes, disabled parking, borrowing wheelchairs, and how to get about if you can't use public transport.

Bus passes

If you’re an older person, or you have a disability you can apply for a free bus pass.

You can also get reduced fares if you’re a Brighton & Hove Carers' Card holder or a Compass Card holder

Find out what you can use a Compass Card for, and what you can use a Carers Card for.

Blue badges and disabled parking

If you have a permanent disability that effects your mobility, you could get a blue badge. 

If you have a blue badge you can park in:

  • most disabled bays
  • pay and display bays
  • shared use bays

Read the Department of Transport’s guide to find out if you can get a blue badge.

You can apply for a blue badge at GOV.UK, or download a blue badge application form (PDF 2.62MB)

Disabled and carers parking

If you have a blue badge, you can also apply for a parking bay outside or near your home. You need to be the driver or live with the driver, and have no off street parking like a garage or driveway.

To apply for a bay, download a disabled bay application form (PDF 405KB).

Carers can also apply for a parking permit to use in permit bays or shared use bays. Find out about how to apply for a carers parking permit.

Transport for people with mobility difficulties

If you have difficulty with your mobility, or you're a wheelchair user, Community Transport can help. This organisation provides safe and affordable transport for people who can’t easily access public transport.

They run the Easylink shopping bus, and also provide transport to lunch clubs and for social trips. 

Find out what Community Transport offer in the city.

Using locked disabled toilets in the city

You'll need a radar key to use locked disabled toilets in Brighton & Hove.

If you have a disability, or you think you need one because of other health reasons, you can apply for a radar key. 

Download a radar key application form (PDF 77KB).

Borrowing wheelchairs

If you find it difficult to walk because of a permanent disability, you could borrow a wheelchair from the NHS

We can't refer you for a wheelchair, a GP needs to refer you.

Wheelchair hire when shopping

Shopmobility offers low cost scooter and wheelchair hire in the city. You can collect from 3 Brighton locations, or Shopmobility can deliver to you.

Find out more about Shopmobility

Lease a car, scooter or electric wheelchair

If you receive mobility allowance you might be able to use the money to lease a car, scooter or electric wheelchair.

Find out how to lease a car, scooter, or wheelchair from Motability.