Transport Services

Hamilton Accessibility Map

This map is to assist people with disabilities to move around the central city. It has a
list of some useful resources on the back. Available from most libraries or council
related organizations.

Total Mobility

This is a taxi voucher scheme for people with significant mobility impairments.
These vouchers provide a discount of (usually) 50% off the normal taxi fare, and you
pay the other half of the fare to the driver. Maximum discount $15. Applying for total
mobility taxi vouchers: See link below for more information. The Stroke Foundation
Hamilton has two accredited assessors, who will complete the paperwork and submit
it on your behalf. Or you can send your completed application form to the local
regional council for approval. There is no cost when the Stroke Foundation assessors
do the assessment. When booking taxis, let them know you are a total mobility user.
Vehicles with a wheelchair hoist must be booked in advance.

The assessors can come to you.

Hamilton Taxis

General taxi service that has several mobility vans capable of carrying two
wheelchairs. Ideally book in advance.

– No referral needed.
– At your cost, total mobility vouchers accepted.

Phone: 0800 477 477

Address: No physical address, they will come to you.

Driving Miss Daisy

Privately owned companion transport service, which will pick you up from home and
drive you to your destination, such as stores, and scenic drives etc… They provide
whatever assistance you need, such as shopping or luggage handling. Folding
wheelchair accepted. Book in advance.

– No referral needed.
– At your cost, total mobility vouchers accepted.

Phone: East Hamilton 07 856 8865, West Hamilton 07 856 0112, or 0800 948 432.

Address: No physical address, will come to you.

Red Cabs

This company can take wheelchairs, and accept total mobility.

Phone: 07 839 3939

Address: 55 London Street, Hamilton

Trikiso Buses

This company can take wheelchairs, and accept total mobility.

Phone: 07 847 2203 or 0800 874 5476

Address: 1 Lake Road, Frankton, Hamilton

Mobility Parking Permits

These allow you to park in mobility parking spaces anywhere in NZ, the scheme is
administered by CCS Disability Action locally and nationally. When you first apply,
your doctor needs the application confirming your disability. Permits are for five
years if your disability is permanent, cost for long term (5 years) is $50, short term
permit (3-12 months) is $35.

Phone: 0800 227 2255

Address: 17 Claudelands Road, Hamilton

St John Health Shuttle

Provides transport to and from your home to medical appointments, if you have
health or mobility difficulties.

– Self-referral.
– No cost, BUT donations welcome.

Phone: 07 846 9992, or 0800 785 646

Address: No physical address, they will come to you.

Bus-it Hamilton Buses

All of these buses can kneel, and have space allocated for a wheelchair inside.

Phone: 0800 4287 5463

Address: Hamilton city bus terminal is on the corner of Bryce and Anglesea St.