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Bus Services in Welton

The bus service to and from Welton to Lincoln will be/has changed effective 28th July 2019.  The data below is therefore subject to change and will be updated as soon as the new timetables are published by Stagecoach.

Welton is served by two routes, the number 12 to Lincoln, for which the village is the terminus, and the InterConnect 53 service from Lincoln to Market Rasen with a connection to Grimsby.  Stagecoach operates these public bus services, although other companies are also involved in providing school transport.

The number 12, which leaves every 15 minutes,  goes through Dunholme, then joins the A46 and heads into Lincoln with stops at Eastgate, opposite the cathedral, and stop at Broadgate before going on to the bus station.  On the return journey the no. 12 leaves from Stand I.

The number 53 is an hourly bus traveling between Lincoln and Market Rasen with a connecting or through service to Grimsby on many, but not all, journeys.  It leaves the Lincoln City Bus Station from Stand I, departing at 40 minutes past the hour, apart from the first and last two trips of the day.  It stops at Welton Green at 09 minutes past each hour during the main part of the day, but again the times of the first and last few trips vary.  Coming from Market Rasen, the service leaves the Market Place at 35 minutes past the hour, reaches Welton at 56 minutes past, then carries on to arrive at the bus station at 29 minutes past each hour.  As before, the journey times beyond mid afternoon all have different arrival times.  Although this route takes slightly longer to get into Lincoln, it is particularly useful as it stops outside the County Hospital on Greetwell Road, going via Outer Circle Road.

Note: access to each bus at the Lincoln City Bus Station is through automatic glass doors at each bay.  These only open when the bus is ready to board and they are activated by the bus driver, not the passengers.

Single and return fares are available, as well as a Day Rider Plus ticket for the same price as a return from Welton which allows travel throughout the that day. There is also a Day Out ticket which allows unlimited travel throughout the county for a day. Alternatively, there is the Megarider Plus which enables unlimited travel for a week, but only within a designated perimeter around Lincoln, for example Welton to Waddington or Skellingthorpe.  Those permanent residents of Lincolnshire who meet specified criteria relating to either age or disability enjoy free travel providing they have an up-to-date bus pass.

A leaflet with all city bus routes and timetables is available in the Parish Office (next to the Black Bull).

Local Stagecoach information: 0345 605 0 605, Mon.-Thurs. 8.30am to 5pm, Fri 8.30am to 4pm.

Nationwide bus times: 0871 200 2233, daily 7am to 10pm.



Disability helpdesk: 01522 663 532, Mon.-Thurs. 8.30am to 5pm, Fri. 8.30am to 4pm.

Local Stagecoach information: 0845 605 0 605



Travel Shop: Lincoln Bus Station

Monday-Thursday 8.30am-5.00pm, Friday 8.30am-4.00pm.

Disability helpdesk: 01522 580 515

County Transport

The Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) has recently launched a new Transport website . This provides more extensive information including an online interactive map, which shows both bus routes and timetables throughout the county. It also has links to rail information, operators’ contact details, Lincolnshire Tourism and much more. It is a brilliant aid which makes people aware of the potential journeys they could make using public transport.