Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the use of public transport on Exmoor. If you have any further questions please contact the operators (contact details available within the Exmoor Trnasport Guide).
Can bikes be carried on buses?
Currently it is not possible to carry bikes on most standard services. The Moor Rover service can however carry bikes and is frequently used to take passengers and their bikes to the top of the moor before cycling back down!
Where can I catch the bus on the moor?
Within settlements you should use the signed bus stops - please remember some of these stops are request stops and you should ensure the driver knows you wish the bus to stop.
In areas of open countryside, provided it is safe to do so, buses can be hailed at any point along the designated routes.
How do I stop the bus?
When travelling the bus will stop at all major stops, and on request (via the internal bell) at smaller stops. In areas of open countryside the driver will stop at other locations on request providing it is safe to do so. If you are unfamiliar with the area please ask the driver to notify you when your stop is reached. Remember to stay seated at all times until the bus has come to a halt.
Can dogs be taken on buses?
Most operators will carry well behaved dogs at the drivers discretion. There may sometimes be a small charge.
How do I pay for the fare?
Buses can not usually accept cards or cheques and you should therefore ensure you travel with sufficient cash, and ensure you have small change available.
I use a wheel chair; can this be taken on board?
Some buses are able to take wheelchairs, but it is best to contact the operator in advance to ensure you can be safely catered for (contact details available within the Exmoor Transport Guide). The MoorRover service is fully wheelchair accessible.
Do children have to pay to travel?
Accompanied children under 5 years old are normally carried free of charge. Reduced fares are available for children aged 5 to 15.
Can I use my concessionary bus pass?
Travellers in possession of a recognised concessionary bus pass can travel on most Exmoor buses for free during off peak hours with the exception of the MoorRover service.
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