If you’re travelling somewhere new, use Google Street View to see if you can get to your station or stop. You can also use it to check if the places you’re visiting have accessible entrances, like ramps up to the door.
If you have a smartphone or tablet, you can download a Google map of the area to your device. This allows you to use maps when your internet connection is slow or you cannot get online.
Help using maps
If your vision makes it difficult for you to read maps, the Be My Eyes app connects you to sighted volunteers for visual assistance over the phone. Volunteers can help you choose the best transit route or find your way through a new environment.
If you have a Blue Badge, you can park close to most train and coach stations.
Use the AccessAble website or app (formerly DisabledGo) to find out if the venue is accessible. If it’s not, you could call ahead and ask if they can organise the help you need, like a portable ramp or a menu in large print.
What to take with you
Think about what you need for every stage of your journey. You may need:
the exact fare if you're catching a bus without a ticket or travelcard (check the bus website, if you’re not sure who your local company is, use Traveline)
If you’re on a train and you have gone past your stop, call the train company (National Rail). They can arrange for someone to help you off at the next stop and organise a taxi to take you back to where you wanted to go.