Fare Car mapFare Car Torbay provides a vital link for Torbay residents who have difficulty using conventional transport due to disability, age or mobility restrictions. 

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.

Applications

Once we have approved your registration you will be ready to use the Fare Car service. 

  Download the Fare Car Torbay application form

Fare care routes and fares
Day Zone Route Pick up from home Depart from shops Fare
Monday 1 Brixharn/Galmpton Residents to Sainsbury's 10am 1:15pm £4.30
Monday 1 Brixham/Galmpton Residents to The Willows 10am 1pm £5.90
Monday 2 Paignton South Residents to Sainsbury's 10:30am 1pm £3.80
Monday 2 Paignton South Residents to The Willows 10:30am 1pm £5.10
Tuesday 4 Torquay Residents to Torquay Town Centre 10:15am 1:45pm £3.80
Tuesday 4 Torquay Residents to The Willows 10:15am 12:45pm £4.00
Wednesday 4 Torquay Residents to The Willows 10:15am 12:45pm £4.00
Thursday 1 Brixham/Galmpton Residents to Morrisons 10am 12:50pm £4.30
Thursday 1 Brixharn/Galmpton Residents to Paignton Town Centre 10am 12:45pm £4.30
Thursday 2 Paignton South Residents to Morrisons 10:30am 12:50pm £3.90
Thursday 2 Paignton South Residents to Paignton Town Centre 10:30am 12:45pm £3.90
Friday 2 and 3 Paignton Residents to Morrisons 10am 12pm £3.90
Friday 2 and 3 Paignton Residents to Paignton Town Centre 10am 12:30pm £3.90
Friday 3 Paignton North Residents to The Willows 10:30am 1pm £4.30

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:

Torquay
  • Market Street or
  • Shopmobility, Lymington Road
Paignton
  • Hyde Road or
  • Shopmobility, Victoria Car Park, Garfield Road