Group Transport

Group Transport - Bexley Accessible Transport Scheme (BATS)

Our Group Transport service offers standard and accessible minibus hire to voluntary and community groups in Bexley. Groups must be established as ‘not for profit’ organisations.

For example:

  • Elderly persons groups
  • Organisations for persons with disabilities
  • Sports/recreation groups
  • Social welfare
  • Groups who benefit children and young people
  • Groups whose activities benefit the Bexley community


Groups wishing to use our services must first become members of BATS.

Membership fee (unfunded group)£36.40
Membership fee (funded group)£72.80
Out of Borough£72.80
Membership fee (business or corporation)£120.00
Minimum charge£45
Mileage charge (first 25 miles)included in charge
Mileage charge (per mile thereafter)£1.14
Driver charge (per hour)£15.00

A small administration fee of £12.00 for a volunteer will be aded to your booking (This is for the administrative work put into finding a volunteer and also a small contribution to the volunteer expenses).

If the group are using there own driver or a paid driver, this fee will not be applied.

We are happy to provide quotes before travel.


Where at all possible we encourage our member groups to nominate 1-2 drivers who will train to drive for your organisation.

A small pool of volunteer drivers are available on request, but bookings cannot be guaranteed unless we have a voluntary driver willing to drive for your group.

Please carefully read our BATS MINIBUS HIRE POLICY for full information.


For specific information about Group Transport, please e-mail: or give us a call on (01322) 311333.

You are also welcome to make a direct enquiry, or provide feedback, using our contact page.

“We use BATS transport twice a week both on Tuesday and Friday at both different lunch clubs. They’re a fantastic organisation we couldn’t bring some of our people here without them I found their drivers very friendly and helpful the office is very accommodating in fact I can’t speak highly enough of them we’re really pleased to use those services and we’re delighted that they’re there”

Director of Irish Community Services – 2019