About Bristol Community Transport

Bristol Community Transport is Bristol's largest community transport operator and a part of leading transport social enterprise HCT Group. From our depot in Parson Street, Bedminster we help our community to get out and about with a wide range of transport services.

Helping our community to get out and about.

Bristol Community Transport is Bristol's largest community transport operator and a part of leading transport social enterprise HCT Group. From our depot in Parson Street, Bedminster we help our community to get out and about with a wide range of transport services.  

Our services fall into three broad categories

  • Mainstream bus services
  • Transport for community groups
  • Individual transport  

Mainstream bus services 

We provide a range of regular bus routes in Bristol, under a contract with Bristol City Council. All of our routes are run under the Bristol Community Transport banner and formally operated by HCT Group Operations - our group’s main trading arm. We run these, and other contract transport services, as they provide additional financial backing for our community-focussed services - a proper social enterprise.   From January, we will also deliver ther metrobus m1 route inder contract to First West of England. 

Transport for community groups

Bristol Community Transport provides a low cost alternative to minibus hire for your group, club, school or non-profit organisation through our community Group Transport scheme.

We have an extensive fleet of vehicles which range from 6 seater to 16 seater, the majority of which have been adapted to carry wheelchair users. Our vehicles can be booked for as little as a few hours or for as long as a few weeks and they can be used to travel anywhere within the UK.

To help our members make best use of our vehicles, Bristol Community Transport provides minibus driver training to the national ‘MiDAS’ standard.

Individual transport

In 2017, we joined forces with Social Access, formerly Bristol Dial-a-Ride. This means we can provide a whole host of services to help those who might find public transport difficult to use.

Dial-a-Ride: Our Citywide Dial-a-Ride service is available to residents of Bristol who are unable to access conventional public transport and operates from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Find out more.

Community buses:  Helping older and disabled people reach a variety of essential local facilities such as post offices, medical centres and shops. All services operate a flexible route, so the bus can collect passengers from their homes and vary where they are dropped off. Find out more.

Day trips: Our Day Trips are a popular addition to the range of community bus services that we operate. Find out more.

DART Shopper Service: Weekly, bi-weekly and monthly scheduled services to local supermarkets and shopping centres. Find out more

Company Information

Bristol Community Transport is a company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales. Comany number 4749030. VAT number 805311274. Our registered office and main correspondence address is 137 Parson Street, Bedminster, Bristol BS3 5RB.

Commercial services are operated under the BCT banner by HCT Group Operations.  HCT Group Operations trading as Bristol Community Transport is a part of the HCT Group and a community interest company registered in England and Wales. Company Number 4137890. VAT number 805311274. Our registered and main correspondence address is: Can Mezzanine, 49-51 East Road, London N1 6AH