Travel and public transport

    There are travel benefits available for some people with epilepsy.

    You may be able to get help with travel costs, particularly if you can’t hold a driving licence. People with epilepsy can apply for disability travel benefits. You don’t have to think of yourself as disabled.

    Here we look at what’s available and tips for using public transport.

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    Top tips for travelling by public transport


    Getting around without driving

    Here are some things that some people do, to get around when they cannot drive:

    Top tips


    Ask for lifts from family, friends and colleagues


    Consider living near a good bus route or railway station


    Use taxis when necessary


    Do shopping online


    Walk, if it’s possible


    Cycle, if it’s safe for you to do so


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    Stories by you

    Read Matt’s story about using public transport

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    Do something

    Is there anything you want to try that might make travel easier for you?



    More info

    Advice and information about getting out and about, including tips for cycling

    Out and about

    The Epilespy Action website has more info about the Blue Badge scheme for people with epilepsy

    Blue Badge scheme

    Visit the Epilepsy Action website for more about accessing free bus travel

    Free bus travel

    There is more info about medical ID products on the Epilepsy Action website

    Medical ID
    Updated 12 May 2020
    Review 12 May 2023
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