Getting to Bedford Hospital South Wing
Bedford Hospital South Wing is situated near the town centre in Bedford. The address for the South Wing site of the hospital is:
Site mapBedford Hospital South Wing Map
Bedford Hospital South Wing is situated near the town centre in Bedford. There are three main entrances to the hospital site, all of which have car parks:
- Via Ampthill Road (A&E and Outpatients department)
- Via Britannia Road
- Via Kempston Road
For more information please visit our car parking information and tariff page.
Travelling by Bicycle
There are covered cycle stores by the Kempston Road entrance and in front of the Cygnet Wing. There are also numerous other cycle locking points around the site. There are cycle paths leading to the hospital from Kempston along Bedford Road and from the south of Bedford along the Ampthill Road.
There are several bus services from the local area that stop at Bedford Hospital, including routes 1 (Kempston), 2 (Elstow Park and Ride), 42 (Flitwick), 53 (Wootton) and 68 (Stewartby). Many buses from other local towns and villages also stop at Bedford Bus Station, from where you can catch the number 1 bus service to the Hospital. A bus information kiosk can be found in the foyer of the Kempston Road entrance, which provides real time bus arrival time information with maps and timetables. A free copy of the Bedford Bus Guide can also be obtained from the Kempston Road reception. For further details of bus services, including timetables, please visit the main operators’ websites at www.stagecoachbus.com or www.grantpalmer.com. There are several other bus operators serving the area. For details of these as well as an additional bus and public transport information, please visit the Bedford Borough Council website at www.bedford.gov.uk/transport_and_streets/public_transport.aspx.
Park & Ride
The Elstow Park and Ride bus service, which provides free parking and stops directly outside the hospital, operates from 7am until 11pm from Monday to Saturday and from 10am until 5.15pm on a Sunday, with buses running approximately every 15 minutes from Monday to Saturday and hourly on a Sunday.
A daily return fare costs £2.80 for adults, £1.90 for children aged 5-15 with children under five travelling free. Family and weekly tickets are also available. For more information, click here.
Reimbursements & Discretions
Parking or travel costs can be reimbursed for those claiming benefits at the hospital’s General Office. Other concessions are available for patients and visitors at the discretion of ward/unit managers.
Bedford railway station, on the main line from London St. Pancras, through Luton to the East Midlands, is about half a mile from the hospital (a 10-15 minute walk or a short taxi ride away). A smaller unmanned station, Bedford St. Johns, on the Marston Vale line from Bletchley, is about a five-minute walk from the hospital. Please note that there are steps to the main road and no taxi service from this station. For further details of train services, including a journey planner, please visit the National Rail website.
There are drop off points for taxis near all the main entrances. Public telephones with a Freephone line to a local taxi service are located near the Kempston Road, Cygnet Wing and A&E reception areas for booking your return journey if required.