Community and private transport

Meeting up with friends and family, attending appointments and completing the weekly shop all help you keep busy and stay as healthy and active as possible.

To help you keep moving and able to get places as easily as possible, there are a number of travel schemes in place throughout Solihull.

The Motability scheme

Created to provide disabled people with a safe, reliable and affordable way to get around, the Motability scheme helps you get the assistance you need.

From powered wheelchairs and scooters to adapted and accessible cars, disabled people can exchange their mobility allowance for hassle free and comprehensive contract hire or hire purchase mobility packages.

For more information you can:

  • visit the Motability website
  • phone 0845 456 4566
  • fax 0207 928 1818
  • Minicom 0845675 0009

Ring and Ride

Established to bring greater freedom and independence to people in the community with restricted mobility, Ring and Ride provides a fully accessible, door-to-door bus service.

The service is ideal for those who experience difficulties using public transport services.

Ring and Ride runs every week in Solihull:

  • from Monday to Saturday
  • from 8.00am to 11.00pm
  • costs £1.00 each way for adults
  • costs 50p each way for children
  • is free for infants

For non-registered users, the fare is £2.00 for adults and £1.00 for children.

You can make a Ring and Ride booking:

  • by phone on 0121 782 9317
  • on Minicom for hearing impaired customers to 0121 359 0593

It operates throughout the Solihull and East Birmingham area, including:

  • Alum Rock
  • Bordesley Green
  • Castle Bromwich
  • Chelmsley Wood
  • Dorridge
  • Knowle
  • Shard End
  • Small Heath
  • Yardley

Minibus hire

Operating a minibus service on behalf of us and other councils in the West Midlands, Community Transport is a company which offers passenger transport services across the region.

A fleet of 40 accessible and non-accessible minibuses are available for hire, giving easy access for self-drive hire, or hire with a driver.

To book minibus hire in Solihull:

  • phone 0845 209 0191 Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm


If you find it difficult to shop on foot, or have difficulties walking around when shopping, you can hire a scooter or wheelchair to help you shop in the area with Shopmobility.

Shopmobility in Solihull is available at Touchwood shopping centre.