Getting to Pilgrim Hospital

Pilgrim Hospital is located near to the centre of Boston, situated on Sibsey Road and is signposted from all major routes.

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 Lincolnshire 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

The local operator for Boston town is Brylaine and there are a number of regular bus services that serve the hospital – including the B4 and B5. The B5 is a direct service from Pilgrim Hospital Boston to Lincoln County Hospital, which runs hourly.

The stagecoach InterConnect 57 service from Skegness to Boston runs approximately half-hourly.

The demand responsive, Monday to Saturday, CallConnect , covers villages around Boston and also serves Pilgrim Hospital. The service runs from 7am to 7pm Monday to Friday and Saturday 7am to 6:30pm

Further information and timetables can be found on the Lincolnshire website

Travelling by train

East Midlands Rail operate local direct services from Nottingham, Sleaford, Grantham and Skegness.

Boston Railway station is a 3-minute walk to Boston Central bus station with direct connections to the hospital via the Stagecoach InterConnect 57 and Brylaine InterConnect B7 services.

Information on onward journeys from the station can be found here

Poacher Plus is available from this station where travel to & from any Lincolnshire station with CallConnect, is a flat fare of £1 each way.

Nearest local stations include Heckington, which offers free parking and is a 16 minute journey to Boston and Wainfleet, a 25 minute journey to Boston.

Travelling by bike

The hospital is situated close to National Cycle route 1. There are designated cycle lanes and quieter cycle routes, both on and off road, in the centre of town.

The Water Rail Way is a mainly traffic free, off-road route from Lincoln to Boston and can be accessed from Langrick.Bridge, Chapel Hill and Tattershall Bridge.

The hospital is a 10 minute cycle ride from Boston Railway/Bus station.

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

For more information about local cycle routes please visit;

By Foot – Boston

Pilgrim Hospital is a 30-minute walk from the Market Place and town centre and a 35-minute walk from the Boston Railway/Bus station.

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 Sibsey 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 in front of the main entrance and between A&E and outpatients.

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