It is a Private Hire car which runs a bit like a bus service. Like a bus it runs to a fixed schedule with set arrival and departure times at designated locations. Unlike a bus it can pick you up from your home, and you have to book a journey in advance. If only one person books a journey to a set destination then Fare Car will not run.
Look at the area map in order to determine in which area you live then check the timetable below to find out which days the service runs in you area.
The Torbay Fare Car is operated in partnership with Independent Cars Ltd.
Once we have approved your registration you will be ready to use the Fare Car service.
|Day||Zone||Route||Pick up from home||Depart from shops||Fare|
|Monday||1||Brixham/Galmpton residents to Sainsbury's||10:00am||1:15pm||£4.40|
|Monday||2||Paignton South residents to Sainsbury's||10:30am||1:00pm||£3.90|
|Tuesday||4||Torquay residents to Torquay Town Centre||10:15am||1:45pm||£3.90|
|Tuesday||4||Torquay residents to The Willows||10:15am||12:45pm||£4.10|
|Wednesday||4||Torquay residents to The Willows||10:00am||12:45pm||£4.10|
|Thursday||1||Brixham/Galmpton residents to Morrison's||10:00am||12:50pm||£4.40|
|Thursday||1||Brixham/Galmpton residents to Paignton Town Centre||10:00am||12:45pm||£4.40|
|Thursday||2||Paignton South residents to Morrison's||10:30am||12:50pm||£4.00|
|Thursday||2||Paignton South residents to Paignton Town Centre||10:30am||12:45pm||£4.00|
|Friday||2 and 3||Paignton residents to Morrison's||10:00am||12:00pm||£4.00|
|Friday||2 and 3||Paignton residents to Paignton Town Centre||10:00am||12:30pm||£4.00|
|Friday||3||Paignton North residents to Sainsbury's||10:30am||1:00pm||£4.40|
Using the Fare Car service
You will need to phone the taxi company between 10am and 2pm (Monday to Saturday) to book your journey, at least one day before your trip. To book a trip for a Monday you would need to phone by 2pm on Saturday. No calls can be taken on Sundays.
Call 01803 644644
Tell them the day and date you wish to travel, where you would like to be picked up and your destination. Please mention any requirement for carriage of collapsible wheelchairs or shopping trolleys.
Journey requests may be made up to one week in advance or if you use the service every week you can ask the taxi company to add your name to the 'Regulars List' .
Pick up times from home start from 10am in the morning. Please be ready on time as this is a shared service and you may be the first customer to be collected.
Due to the driver's varying schedule, pick up times may vary slightly from week to week, so please be patient.
Please pay the driver your fare when you board the taxi. It would be helpful if you have the correct money ready.
On arrival at the shops, the driver will inform you of the return pick up time. Please be ready to be picked up at the boarding point at this time. Failure to do so may result in you having to organise your own transport home.
Single journeys will be charged at the return fare rate.
Cancellations made before the office closes on the day before you travel will be accepted free of charge.
If you cancel the journey on the day of travel you may still be expected to pay the fare.
The following locations are used for drop of and pick up:
- Market Street or
- Shopmobility, Lymington Road
- Hyde Road or
- Shopmobility, Victoria Car Park, Garfield Road