Answers To Where You Can And Possibly Cant Take Your Mobility Scooter

There are questions floating around from people wondering where they can take their mobility scooter, with regards to taking them inside certain buildings or on certain types of transport, I hope that you will find the following information helpful and if you are curious about other places that you are allowed to take your mobility scooter please ask using the comments feature below.

  1. Question: Can I take a mobility scooter inside supermarkets? Answer: Generally yes, some supermarkets have their own too that can be used by shoppers.
  2. Question: Can I take my mobility scooter into shops and stores? Answer: This will often depend on the size of the shop or store that you wish to enter and whether they have ramp access, wider aisles will make for a pleasant and easier experience for you.
  3. Question: Can I take my mobility scooter inside hospitals? Answer: Yes, this shouldn’t be a problem, with regards to being allowed to and also having enough space to manoeuvre, you should generally be ok taking them inside hospitals.
  4. Question: Can I take my mobility scooter on a bus? Answer: More often than not they are not allowed to be taken on a bus in the sense of you riding it onto the bus, this is understandably quite a disappointment for many users too, some buses will allow them on though, depending on size etc. It is worth contacting your local bus company to find out their policy on this.

There are always exceptions to the situations mentioned above if you know of public transport and specific stores that are especially accommodating or that don’t accommodate very well please share the information with others by commenting.

11 Responses

  1. Bill
    Bill at |

    Scooters are allowed on the Croydon Tramlink

  2. Susan
    Susan at |

    I am ready to buy a mobility scooter. I need one with shocks and pneumatic tires because I am in pain. I’d like to be able to go on outside paths, as well as in stores. Anyone have any suggestions?

    1. Anne
      Anne at |

      Clearwell, Lovely Kymco midi, 8pmh. Suspension and puncture proof tyres.

  3. andrew hudson
    andrew hudson at |

    the best mobility scooter to buy would probably be a mini crossermk1/mk2,they are scandinavian in origin and are literally designed for heavy duty wear,i have got a mk1and it is unbeleivable it virtually drives through anything.a great machine

  4. esther trigwell
    esther trigwell at |

    Can I take my mobility scooter on a train? I have been told no as my scooter is a large one and I am too heavy for smaller ones.

    1. Travis
      Travis at |

      Can you use your large scooter in tesco and/or other supermarkets and large department or clothing stores e.g. primark?

    2. Buster
      Buster at |

      Yes to class 2 no to class 3

  5. Alex Anderson
    Alex Anderson at |

    Does anyone know if I can take my mobility scooter on a ferry crossing from
    Largs to Millport , Scotland and return

    1. Aaron
      Aaron at |

      Hi Alex

      I think your question would be better addressed to the ferry company directly.

  6. S Butlin
    S Butlin at |

    Just been refused access to a pub because of my husbands scooter.It is not a large one and it is insured the pub was empty but bar person said we couldn’t go in. My husband cannot walk unaided.


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