Best buggies for public transport

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When buying your buggy, look out for this logo awarded to our Top 5 transport-friendly buggies in 2016

How we chose the buggies

We know that with such a big choice of buggies on the market, identifying the ideal one for you to use on public transport can sometimes be tricky and overwhelming.

So in spring 2016, we hosted a day of judging, where a panel of leading parenting experts considered all the buggies submitted and produced a shortlist of 10. This shortlist was then opened up to a public vote to find our customers' favourite five buggies for public transport.

We've listed the best buggies in alphabetical order.

The top five buggies

Buggy 1 BabyZen - YoYo+

BabyZen - YoYo+6+

Unfolded dimensions: 106cm x 86cm x 44cm
Weight: 6.2kg
Price: £339

YOYO+6+ is a small and lightweight pushchair. It can be folded and unfolded using one hand, making it great for public transport. It is light and easy to manoeuvre with its improved suspension and 'smooth-drive' system.

YOYO+6+ has a shoulder strap, large basket, sunshade, rain cover and protective carry bag.

Buggy 2 Bugaboo - Bee3

Bugaboo - bee3

Unfolded dimensions: 85cm x 53cm x 32cm
Weight: 8.7kg
Price: £539

Bugaboo Bee 3 is a lightweight, compact and easy-to-carry pushchair. The innovative folding mechanism makes it easy to collapse, carry, and store. It also has a unique seat that can extend, reverse and recline.

It features a carrycot with an extendable sun canopy, and large under-seat basket.

Buggy 3 CuddleCo - Doona

CuddleCo - Doona

Unfolded dimensions: 44cm x 82cm x 99cm
Weight: 7kg
Price: £249

The Doona is the world's only all-in-one car seat and stroller, with its integrated wheels allowing you flexibility and manoeuvrability on public transport.

With Doona you can fold the wheels to carry it up or down steps.

Buggy 6 Mothercare - XSS Pockit Stroller

Mothercare - XSS Pockit Stroller

Unfolded dimensions: 75cm x 44.5cm x 99cm
Weight: 3.9kg
Price: £129

Suitable from six months, with stylish leopard-print fabric, Mothercare's stroller is perfect for short trips. It's been designed to fold to an ultra-compact size, and has swivel front wheels for easy manoeuvrability which lock to help with bumpier ground.

It has a sun canopy and basket. It also comes with a carry bag to make it easy to transport when not in use.

Buggy 10: UPPAbaby - Cruz

UPPAbaby - Cruz

Unfolded dimensions: 56.5cm x 100cm x 94cm
Weight: 9.8kg
Price: £449.99

Light, narrow and compact, the CRUZ is streamlined to manoeuvre around shops, Tube stations and buses.

It has a large basket so you can load up with your changing bag, toys, shopping and whatever else you need for the day ahead. Its shock-absorbing tyres help make for a smoother ride.

Other buggies shortlisted

Both our judges and our customers were really impressed with the quality of submissions. The other buggies shortlisted were:

Buggy 4 Ickle Bubba - Aurora

Ickle Bubba - Aurora

Unfolded dimensions: 102cm x 90cm x 40cm
Weight: 5.5kg
Price: £115

Buggy 5 Micralite - Supalite

Micralite - Supalite

Unfolded dimensions: 61cm x 104cm x 74cm
Weight: 6.2kg

Buggy 7: Mountain Buggy - Nano

Mountain Buggy - Nano

Unfolded dimensions: 83.8cm x 55.9cm x 99.1cm
Weight: 6kg
Price: £249

Buggy 8 Quinny – Yezz

Quinny - Yezz

Unfolded dimensions: 76.5cm x 58cm x 105.5cm
Weight: 5.6kg
Price: £175

Buggy 9 Silver Cross – Zest

Silver Cross - Zest

Unfolded dimensions: 77cm x 46cm x 106cm
Price: £130

Judging criteria

On the day of judging, our panel was asked to consider a number of aspects which make a buggy perfect for public transport. The criteria are set out below and might help you if you're currently making a decision around the type of buggy to buy for use on our network.


Our judges identified buggies that are small and compact - both when standing and folded. They considered whether the buggies were able to pass through our buses easily, small enough to share the wheelchair priority space with wheelchair users, other buggies, trollies, mobility aids or assistance dogs, and whether they were able to fit into our lifts in stations.


Space is sometimes limited on our services, so judges shortlisted buggies based on whether they are easy to fold.

Weight, comfort and manoeuvrability

If you're using a buggy on our services, you might need to go up and down steps and lift buggies on to trains - so all of the buggies shortlisted are lightweight. They've also been assessed on comfort, safety, balance, suspension and manoeuvrability.

Affordability and style

Affordability is important, so our judges included a range of prices of buggies on the shortlist.
We know that you might not want to sacrifice style over cost - so aesthetics were also considered.


The opinions expressed in the best buggy vote are those of the judging panel and are not the views or opinions of Transport for London.

Transport for London does not endorse any product which does or does not feature in the best buggy vote. Other models of buggy on the market are suitable for use on public transport.

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