Fare Car

What is Fare Car?

Fare Car is an innovative public transport service providing a safe and friendly shared taxi service at special rates.

Fare Car is operated by Bath Taxis with financial support from Bath & North East Somerset Council.

There are two Fare Car services operating in Bath & North East Somerset:

How do I use Fare Car?

Fare Car is available to everyone who lives in one of the two designated Fare Car Zones.  

Firstly you need to be issued with your Fare Car membership number. Please call 01225 477615 to obtain your free Fare Car membership. Our travel advisors will complete the registration process by asking you for your name, address, and contact telephone number. 

Where does Fare Car go?

Passengers can travel from their home address to and from Bath City Centre. Fare Car will do its best to reach any address but some points may not be accessible by the vehicle.

On the days of operation 2 journeys are available from the rural area into Bath, and 2 journeys are available back from Bath to the rural area.  Please see the timetables for further details.

Langridge & Northend Fare Car Timetable

Operating Wed & Fri (not Public Holidays)

Arrives in Bath

(Henry Street and Milsom Street)

10.30am 11.30am

Departs from Bath

(Henry Street and Upper Borough Walls)

12.30pm 2.00pm

 

Combe Hay, Shoscombe, South Stoke & Wellow Fare Car Timetable

Operating Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri (not Public Holidays)

Arrives in Bath

(Henry Street and Upper Borough Walls)

10.30am 11.30am

Departs from Bath

(Henry Street and Upper Borough Walls)

1.00pm 2.30pm

 

How do I book a Fare Car journey?

Bookings must be made in advance of the time of travel.  For journeys into Bath, please book at least 90 minutes before the time of arrival in Bath and for journeys out of Bath please book at least 30 minutes before the time of departure from Bath.  Bookings may be made up to 1 week in advance.  Follow the steps below to make your booking:

  1. Select the journey, or journeys, you wish to travel on from the timetable.
  2. Phone Bath Taxis on 01225 447777 between 8am and 4pm Monday to Friday.
  3. Quote the Fare Car membership number for each person wishing to travel (if you do not have a Fare Car membership number, obtain one by calling 01225 477615).
  4. Tell the operator the day/date you wish to travel, journey time, pick up address, drop off location, and the details of the homeward journey if required. Please tell the operator if you are a wheelchair user.
  5. You will then be given an approximate pick up time.

To make an advance booking please call Bath Taxis on: 01225 447777 (8am to 4pm
Monday to Friday).

The fare is £1.50 per person per single trip. The service works on a flat fare basis so from any point between the rural area and Bath the fare is £1.50. This is a subsidised fare and there are no further reductions for Diamond Travelcard holders or children.

Do I have to book the journey back from Bath at the same time as I book the journey to Bath?

You can if you wish, but you do not have to. The journey back from Bath to the rural area can be booked up to 30 minutes in advance of the time of travel. There is a free phone to Bath Taxis in the food hall of Marks & Spencers.

Is the service wheelchair accessible?

Yes, Fare Car is wheelchair accessible. Please notify the operator when booking if you are a wheelchair user.

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