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Bus Services in Welton (from 2nd September 2019)

Welton is mainly served by two routes, the No. 12 Lincoln to Welton service, and the Interconnect No. 53 service from Lincoln to Market Rasen and Grimsby. Stagecoach operates both these public bus routes, although other companies are also involved in providing school transport.

The early morning journeys of the No. 12 vary slightly between weekdays, Saturdays and school holidays, but through the bulk of the day run from Stand C at Lincoln Bus Station from 8.50am until school leaving time. This bus also performs the function of a Park & Ride service from the city to Waitrose with a separate ticketing system. The outward bound No. 12 reaches Welton at 9.16am, then at every 15 minutes thereafter until school leaving time. It approaches the village from Dunholme, coming round Westhall, Rivehall and Prebend Lane to the village green, but returns to Lincoln along Ryland Road, passing the Village Hall, and out through Dunholme to the A46. After school leaving time, the No. 12 resumes a slightly less frequent set of journeys until the last bus from Lincoln at 6.20pm, which arrives in Welton at 6.46pm. The first bus to leave Welton for Lincoln after the early morning variations is at 8.48am, and the last is at 6.48pm.

On Sundays and bank holidays, the No. 12 runs every two hours for five journeys, starting at Lincoln at 8am until 4pm. The return trip is at 28 minutes past the hour, starting at 8.28am then at two hourly intervals until 4.28pm.

The No. 53 is an hourly bus travelling between Market Rasen with a connecting or through service to Grimsby on many, but not all, journeys. It leaves Lincoln Bus Station from Stand I at 40 minutes past the hour, stopping at Welton Green at 7 minutes past each hour, and by the Village Hall soon afterwards. Coming from Market Rasen, the service leaves at 35 minutes past the hour, reaches Welton at 56 minutes past, then carries on to arrive at Lincoln Bus Station at 29 minutes past each hour. Although this route takes longer to get into Lincoln, it is particularly useful as it stops outside the County Hospital on Greetwell Road.

While the above is generally how these buses operate through the day please be aware that the timetable varies around school arrival and leaving times, as all incorporate picking up schoolchildren.

A Call Connect minibus is available to book in advance on 0345 234 3344, or online, for places no longer served by regular bus routes, such as Scothern.

Single and return fares are available, as well as a Day Out ticket which allows unlimited travel throughout the county for a day. Alternatively, there are Megarider Plus or Day Rider Plus tickets which enable unlimited travel for a week or day respectively within a designated perimeter around Lincoln, for example Welton to Waddington or Skellingthorpe. Senior citizens enjoy free travel providing they have an up-to-date bus pass.

Local Stagecoach information: 0345 605 0 605, Monday-Friday 8.30am to 5pm Enquiries :
Disability helpdesk: 01522 663 532, Monday-Friday 8.30am to 5pm

Traveline: 0871 200 22 33, Daily 7am to 10pm CallConnect: book at or call 0345 234 3344.

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.