Getting to Lincoln County Hospital

Lincoln County Hospital is located near to Lincoln city centre around 10 minutes’ walk from the Cathedral and Bailgate area.

By public transport

As there is limited parking on site we encourage our staff, patients and visitors to use public transport where possible.

The Lincolnshire Transport Helpline provides information and advice on a wide range of transport options including community car schemes and CallConnect.

The Transport Helpline provides advice but is not a transport booking line: 03454564474.

CallConnect is an on-demand bus service that is paid for by the customer.  If someone has a concessionary bus pass due to age or disability then they can access CallConnect free of charge. Call Connect Lincolnshire 03452343344 and Call Connect Bourne, Stamford and Peterborough 03452638153.

Travelling by bus

There are a number of regular bus services that serve the hospital – the Service 4 is a direct service from Lincoln Central Bus station every 30 minutes. Check out this useful guide where you can also live track to see where the bus is 

Other services include 17, 18, 23, 50, 53 and 56 and 535

The demand responsive, Monday to Saturday, CallConnect 100V, covering villages from the North of the City, also serves Lincoln County Hospital. The service is available from 7am to 7pm Monday to Friday and Saturday 7am to 06:30pm.

CallConnect also provides the following timetabled service in additional to its bookable bus service

11a Scothern – Lincoln

Further information and timetables can be found on the Lincolnshire website

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Travelling by train

East Midlands Rail operate local services from Leicester, Nottingham, Sleaford, Market Rasen and Gainsborough.

Lincoln Central Railway station is a 2-minute walk from Lincoln Central Bus station with a direct connection to the hospital via the X6 bus service. Plusbus is available on this route.

Nearest local stations include Hykeham and Saxilby which offer free parking and are only a 10 minute train journey away.

Information on onward journeys from the station can be found here

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Travelling by foot

Lincoln transport hub is a 20-minute walk from the hospital and can be accessed through the picturesque Arboretum.

The hospital is a 10-minute walk from the historic Bailgate quarter and a 15-minute uphill walk from the city centre. Walking routes to the hospital are good and well lit.

Travelling by cycle

The hospital is situated close to National Cycle route 1. There are designated cycle lanes both on and off road along Nettleham Road and Wragby Road from the North of the City.

The Water Rail Way is a mainly traffic free, off-road route from Boston to Lincoln and can be accessed from Washingborough, Fiskerton and Bardney.

Park and cycle sites are available at Skellingthorpe Community Centre and Burton Waters (Woodcocks).  Parking is free and the  4-mile cycle route is along the river Witham into the centre of the City.

The Trust provides visitor cycle parking in the main visitor car park.

For more information about local cycle routes please visit

Travelling by Park and Ride

The Park & Ride in Lincoln allows those traveling by car from the North of Lincoln to park for free in Waitrose (Searby Road, Lincoln LN2 4DS) and continue to the city centre by bus. The closest bus stop for alighting is at the Lincoln Hotel a 10 minute walk from the Hospital.

By patient transport

If you have a medical condition that genuinely prevents you from using public or your own transport, you may be eligible for patient transport.

Living within Lincolnshire

East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) run the non-emergency patient transport service (NEPTS) in Lincolnshire after they were awarded a 10-year contract by NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group.

Please contact EMAS NEPTS booking line on 0300 300 3434. Bookings can only be arranged no more than 7 days before the actual appointment day. Please visit the EMAS website to learn more information.

For disabled access information about patient transport please see our AccessAble accessibility guide.

Living outside of Lincolnshire

All other patients living outside Lincolnshire should speak to their own GP practice about their transport requirements. Some GP practices also offer a volunteer driver service to transport patients to their outpatient appointments at our hospitals. Please check with your local GP to see if they provide this service. You can find out who your local practise is by using the NHS GP location service.

Royal Voluntary Service

The Royal Voluntary Service may be able to help you get out and about with their community transport, including taking you to hospital appointments.
For more information, visit the Royal Voluntary Service website, or call either 01522 300506 or 01522 305313.

By road

The hospital is situated on Greetwell Road and is clearly signposted from all major routes. Plan your journey by road on Google Maps

If you are dropping someone off at the hospital we have allocated drop off points, located near to all entrances to the hospital.

Please note: These are 20 minute only drop-off zones.