Dial-a-Bus Service

Dial-a-Bus is a door-to-door service run for its members by the Orkney Disability Forum (ODF). Residents and visitors can become members, and the service is available for people who are disabled, people with mobility difficulties and people aged 60 or over.

With effect from 1 April 2016, the entitlement will be specifically for use on social and leisure trips. Journeys include, but are not limited to: shopping, visiting friends, lunch clubs, physical activities and church. The concessionary entitlement is not for use on trips for work, education or medical purposes. This includes journeys to your doctor, dentist, attending a prevention clinic, physiotherapy and hospital appointments.

Our buses run from 08:00 to 19:00, 7 days a week.

The Dial-a-Bus office is open Monday to Friday 09:00 to 16:30. For further information and booking telephone 01856871515. Bookings for Dial-a-Bus must be made 24 hours in advance of trips and at the weekend must be booked by Friday.

Dial-a-Bus has an out-of-hours phone line that can be used if you need to cancel your booking or change your pick up or drop-off point. The number is 07500304417 - please note that journeys cannot be booked on this line.


All travel must be pre-booked at least 1 day in advance and trips currently cost between £3.00 and £8.00 per trip depending on which zone you are in. Trips made after 19:00 have an additional £1 charge. For further details, contact Orkney Disability Forum by telephone on 01856871515 or by email.

For further information visit the Orkney Disability Forum website, available from 'Related Sites' section of this page.

Related Sites

School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY

Telephone: 01856 873535

Email: customerservice@orkney.gov.uk

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