Accessible public transport

We want to provide the most comfortable transport possible. GVB works hard on making public transport accessible for all passengers. All of our vehicles are accessible by wheelchairs and strollers. Mobility scooters may go on trams and metros under certain conditions.

You can also check whether a stop is accessible on the page for each route. Go to Routes and schedules and select a route. A "closed" circle means the stop is accessible.

Traveling with a wheelchair, mobility scooter, or stroller

We explain here how you can travel with a wheelchair, mobility scooter, or stroller.

Traveling with a wheelchair or stroller on public transport

When boarding, people with a wheelchair take precedence over people with a mobility scooter or stroller. People with a mobility scooter (only on the tram and metro) — which meets the conditions — take precedence over people using a stroller.

Buses have a low floor and a special location for wheelchairs in the middle of the bus. This spot is indicated by a wheelchair sticker. All trams have a wheelchair board, and the wheelchair spots are also indicated by a sticker. In trams with a conductor's counter, the wheelchair spot is near the conductor. 
In the tram and bus, the wheelchair spot is also the stroller spot.

Mobility scooter in the tram and metro

An electric mobility scooter may go on the tram or metro when there is sufficient room and only under certain conditions. See below. Mobility scooters are not permitted on the bus.

Which mobility scooters are permitted?

Electric mobility scooters that are maximally 120 cm in length, 70 cm in width, and 109 cm in height are permitted. Mobility scooters that are larger than these maximum dimensions are not permitted. Examples of which mobility scooters are and are not permitted are shown below.

Examples of mobility scooters

Example of three mobility scooters which are allowed, because they are no more than 120 cm long, 70 cm wide and 109 cm high. Below those are three mobility scooters which are not allowed, because they are larger than these indicated sizes.


It is best to place your wheelchair or mobility scooter so that your back is towards the driving direction. Although you will travel backwards, it is the safest method in the event of an emergency stop.

May I bring my bicycle?

If you use your bicycle for medical reasons, you may bring it on-board our vehicles when the bicycle (if necessary, folded up) does not exceed the permitted dimensions, namely, 120 cm in length, 70 cm in width, and 109 cm in height.

Always obey the instructions of the driver or conductor

Please be sure to follow the directions of the driver or conductor. The driver or conductor have the right to refuse a wheelchair, mobility scooter, bicycle, or stroller on behalf of the safety of yourself and other passengers. For example, when there is insufficient room in the event of an emergency.

Accessible planning

When requesting travel advice in our trip planner, it is possible to tick the option 'Accessible planning' under 'Extra options'. When you select this option, only those travel options which take account of the accessibility of stops and vehicles will be displayed.  

Accessible website

We do our best to make our website as accessible as possible for people with a visual handicap. You can read about the extent that this website meets such requirements in the Accessibility Association report.