Kent Karrier

We have suspended our membership fee until further notice.

Please ignore the requirement on our leaflets to send a payment - we are currently not charging membership and cheques will be securely destroyed.

All memberships will be automatically renewed and are valid until we contact you about our new membership process.

Kent Karrier is a dial-a-ride service. It will take you from your home to set locations, such as the nearest town centre or supermarket. Group bookings, airport runs and a shopping service are also available.

All services are operated with wheelchair accessible vehicles and our experienced drivers will give you all the help you need.


You must join the scheme to be able to use it. We have suspended our normal £5 a year membership fee until further notice.

You will be charged a small fare for each journey.

Shopper buses

  • Urban areas: £2
  • Rural areas: £3.50.

Dial a rides

  • Maidstone: £1.80 for the first 2 miles, plus 90p per additional mile
  • North West Kent: £2.80 for the first 2 miles plus 90p per additional mile
  • Sevenoaks: £2.80 for the first 2 miles plus 90p per additional mile.

Concessionary fare passes are not valid for travel on Kent Karrier services. Carers or companions can also travel. They don't need to be members but companions will need to pay the journey fare and carers can travel for free.


To be eligible to join, you need to meet one or more of the following:

  • have a medical condition that makes travelling on public transport difficult
  • live in a rural area more than 500 metres from a bus route or railway station
  • be aged 85+.


The quickest and easiest way to apply is to use our Kent Karrier online application form.

Or you can apply by post:

  1. download the Kent Karrier application form (PDF, 224.5 KB)
  2. print and complete the application form
  3. post it back to us with proof of eligibility if necessary. Please DO NOT send original documents as we cannot guarantee that they will be sent back. A photocopying service is available from your local library.

Our address is Kent Karrier Membership, Public Transport, Kent County Council, PO Box 441, Aylesford, ME6 9HJ.

If you have any membership questions please email or call 03000 41 35 67 to speak with a member of our Kent Karrier team.

Book a Kent Karrier

The information leaflets by district show you a timetable for your area, where you can travel and who to contact to book a journey.

Information by district