How to Travel Successfully with a Wheelchair

People who rely on a wheelchair are just like everyone else: they have friendships, hobbies and amazing abilities. After all, a set of wheels does not stop anyone from jetting off to see the world! With this said, there are certain precautions that must be undertaken in order to ensure that a trip is successful because society has yet to fully adapt to the needs of wheelchair users. Read on as the team here at Assurance Mobility reveal all…

Travel Insurance

It is important that everyone obtains travel insurance when they travel, however wheelchair users have to be careful about the type of cover they get. Luckily, the majority of disabilities that require a wheelchair are classed as a pre-existing condition which means that there shouldn’t be any addition charges to contend with. With this said, travelling whilst receiving medical treatment, against the advice of a doctor or when awaiting surgery can make wheelchair users ineligible for cover.

Boarding a Plane

Any holiday abroad starts with a plane ride, and wheelchair users have to be incredibly organised in order to prevent delays. After all, some users may be unable to walk onto the plane (not every wheelchair user is paralysed!) and this means that they will require the use of a passenger lift in order to board and disembark an aircraft. Furthermore, it is important that wheelchair users contact their airline directly in order to reserve a wheelchair friendly seat as these tend to have more leg room available.


From 5* establishments to small B&B’s, there are usually a lot of options to choose from when travelling around the country. With this said, wheelchair users must ensure that their accommodation is wheelchair-friendly with ramps, lifts and wide corridors in place. In most circumstances, these establishments are more expensive because budget hotels tend to be old buildings that were built before accessibility features such as these became compulsory.

Here at Assurance Mobility, we stock a wide range of high-quality self-propelled and motorised wheelchairs in order to ensure that we are able to meet the needs of each of our clients. After all, every disability is different and this means that just one type of chair is not suitable for every user. In fact, we even have a range of travel-friendly chairs too. To find out more information about the best wheelchairs Manchester has to offer, get in contact with a member of the Assurance Mobility team today!