What's The Best Buggy To Take On Public Transport?

Laura Reynolds
By Laura Reynolds Last edited 62 months ago
What's The Best Buggy To Take On Public Transport?
If only all public transport were this easy with a buggy. Photo: Matt Brown

Navigating public transport with young children can be difficult at the best of times, let alone when trying to lug a buggy onto a bus or train.

TfL knows this, which is why it has been trying to find out which buggy is most public transport friendly. A judging panel of 10 parenting experts produced a shortlist of 10 pushchairs, based on criteria including size, weight, manoeuvrability, foldability, affordability and style. The shortlist was then opened to the public vote.  

Over 700 people voted, and the five winning buggies were:

Mothercare – XSS Stroller

Weighing just 3.9kg, this is the lightest of all five buggies listed, as well as being the least expensive, at £129.

BabyZen - YoYo+ 6+

Small and lightweight, the main selling point of this one is that it can be folded and unfolded using one hand — ideal for parents trying to juggle multiple things on their journey.

CuddleCo – Doona

This is the world's only all-in-one car seat and buggy - the wheels can be folded under for when it needs to be carried, for example up and down station stairs.

UPPAbaby – Cruz

The streamlined design of this four-wheeler makes it easier to manoeuvre through busy places. It's also fitted with shock-absorbing tyres in case things get a bit bumpy.

Bugaboo - bee3

This one has a folding mechanism that makes it easy to collapse and carry on the go, and the seat can be extended, reversed or reclined.

TfL has also put together this video of top tips for travelling with your buggy:

Find out more about the buggies on the TfL website.

Last Updated 11 August 2016