Slinky

The Slinky Service is an accessible dial a ride bus service funded by Somerset Council for people unable to access conventional public transport.

Slinky is for anyone of any age who does not have access to their own vehicle or who would have difficulty using public transport due to lack of availability or through health or other problems. There are two buses operating within the district of West Somerset (west of the Quantocks).

  • Journeys must be booked in advance and are on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Journeys cannot be booked more than a fortnight in advance.

The service is available Monday – Friday 9.00am-5.00pm. The service is not available on Public or Bank Holidays or at the weekends.

Slinky Buses are funded by Somerset Council

Slinky Fares

Bus Pass Holders

  • Journeys up to 3 miles: single £1.30 / return £2.00.
  • Journeys over 3 miles: single £1.80 / return £2.50.

Non Bus Pass Holders

  • Journeys up to 3 miles: single £2.50 / return £4.00.
  • Journeys over 3 miles: single £3.50 / return £5.00.

Children

  • Children aged 4-15 will be charged a half fare.
  • Children under 4 travel for free.

Register for Slinky

If you wish to register or have any questions regarding Slinky please call the dedicated Slinky phone line on 01643 707090. The line is available Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm. Except for Bank Holidays.

You can register for Slinky online with Somerset Council…