Special Occasion coming up? Hire a wheelchair accessible vehicle with us


If you’ve got a special occasion coming up, it’s good to plan ahead. We often see a surge in demand for our wheelchair accessible car hire service at busy times like Christmas, Easter and the bank holidays. Many of us take the opportunity to get together with friends or as a family and catch up with those people we haven’t seen in a while.

A man using an accessible vehicle
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Travelling in your ORA wheelchair accessible vehicle hire​

When your relatives don’t live locally, you can end up doing more travelling than you do at other times of the year. If you use a wheelchair or care for someone who does, it’s not always easy to get around and see everyone. That’s when hiring a wheelchair accessible vehicle from Open Road Access can be really useful.

We can deliver a wheelchair accessible vehicle directly to your door, with enough space for 2,4, or 6 people to travel comfortably. It means you’ve got the freedom to go where you want/need to and ensure that you don’t miss out on any of the celebrations you’ve got planned.

How hiring a wheelchair accessible vehicle brought these families together

It’s inspiring to hear about the positive impact our service has on people’s lives. For example, one lady told us how our wheelchair accessible cars for hire enabled her and her sisters to spend Christmas with their mum – something they weren’t sure they’d be able to do again.


Another lady told us that using ORA’s wheelchair accessible vehicle hire service was a game-changer over Christmas. She and her family like to venture out for a meal or enjoy a trip to the park. But that’s easier said than done for her grandparents. In the past, the family had been dependent on public transport to facilitate their get-together. But they’d been left frustrated by accessibility issues and poor availability of options.

“Everyone we spoke to…was incredibly helpful. The drop-off process was seamless, and they explained everything we needed to know. The car was perfect for our needs… This service truly made our Christmas more enjoyable, stress-free, and memorable. My grandpa is already asking when we can get the car back!”

Accessible places to visit in the North West and North Wales

From the UK’s most popular holiday destination of Blackpool to the beautiful coastline of Colwyn Bay through to the North West’s many historic and sporting cities, there’s something for everyone in this corner of the country.

Blackpool Tower, Lancashire

Blackpool has to be one of Britain’s most famous seaside attractions. No matter what the weather, it’s well worth getting in the lift, which takes you some 400 feet up, and enjoying the truly breath-taking views. Then, if you have time, go and enjoy high tea at Blackpool Tower Ballroom and admire the dancers taking to the floor amidst the Victorian splendour.

Southport Pier, Merseyside

Another classic seaside town, Southport boasts 22 miles of stunning coastline, and the second-longest pier in Britain. It extends well over half a mile out to sea, and is easily accessible in a wheelchair. Wheel all the way out and you’ll reach the new pavilion where you can play on the penny slot arcades and tuck into fish and chips and candy floss.

RSPB Conwy Nature Reserve, Conwy

Not far from Colwyn Bay, RSPB Conwy Nature Reserve is the perfect place to spot black-tailed godwits, shelducks and, occasionally, water rails. The nature reserve is surprisingly accessible, boasting a nice level boardwalk which takes you through the reeds, so you can get up close to the wide varieties of seabirds. Bring your binoculars, and you can easily use the hides and screens that are specially adapted for wheelchair users.

How to reserve your wheelchair accessible vehicle with us

1. Browse our wheelchair accessible car hire range

Browse our vast selection of vehicles – from small vehicles to larger vans if there’s a few of you travelling.


2. Speak to us on the phone

We’ll chat through your requirements and ensure you’ve selected the right wheelchair car hire for your needs. You can reserve the one for you there and then by credit or debit card.

3. Take delivery of your vehicle

We’ll deliver direct to your door, and our trained delivery driver will show you how everything works before giving you the keys. Then we’ll collect the vehicle from you when you finish with it.

4. Enjoy peace of mind

Insurance, breakdown cover, delivery and collection are all included in the price you pay for your wheelchair accessible vehicle hire – so you can take to the open road with confidence.

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Hiring a wheelchair accessible car means you can get out more​

Being able to get out and about is something many people take for granted. Popping to the shops, or the library, or going round to a friend’s house for a coffee and a catch-up – little things like these can make everyday life brighter. 

Or maybe you want to get out there and see the world. Hiring a wheelchair accessible vehicle is just about the most relaxing way to explore a new city. 

Choosing wheelchair accessible cars for hire from ORA is a great way for you to stay mobile, independent, and even adventurous!

Hiring a wheelchair accessible car: your FAQs

We have the largest range of wheelchair accessible hire vehicles in the UK, and our expert team are here to ensure that you have the right one for your needs. Most of our vehicles are available with either an automatic or manual transmission. And whether you’re after a small WAV, such as a Citroen Berlingo, or a larger Vauxhall Vivaro, you’ll find we have a range of seating options and layouts so that you and your fellow travellers can travel in comfort.

You can pay by credit or debit card. We need a low deposit of just £60 to reserve your vehicle for you. We can’t accept cash, and we’re not able to accept pre-paid debit card payments either.

You, or the person hiring the vehicle for you, need to be at least 18 years of age.

It’s no problem at all for you to have multiple drivers when you hire a wheelchair accessible car with us. Just let us know when you make the booking. We’ll need a few details from them, but we’ll have it all sorted in no time at all.

You might need your vehicle for a couple of days or a couple of weeks if you’re planning on going away for a holiday. Some people hire their vehicle for longer than a month, and that’s fine too. Plus, if you ever need to extend your hire period, you can – just let us know 24 hours before we’re due to collect it.

Plans change, and sometimes the unexpected happens. So if you need to cancel, we try and keep things as flexible as possible. Here’s what you need to know:

If you cancel at least 48 hours before we are due to deliver your vehicle, we’ll give you a full refund.

If you cancel less than 48 hours before we are due to deliver your vehicle, we’ll give you a full refund in ORA credit so you can book again another time.

If you cancel less than 12 hours before we are due to deliver your vehicle, we’ll charge you a £50 cancellation/rescheduling fee. We’ll deduct this from your refunded ORA credit.