Hospital Bus Service – now available

Current post version: Updated 24 June 2015

Shuttle Bus Timetable:  Current Schedule

Departure Times
BCH 8.00 8.20 8.40 9.00 10.00
RVH 8.10 8.30 8.50 9.15 10.15
BCH 12.30 13.00 14.00 14.30 15.00
RVH 12.45 13.15 14.15 14.45 15.15

The Trust Shuttle Bus may be used by

  • Belfast Trust Staff with appropriate ID
  • Queens Clinical Staff / Students with appropriate ID
  • Patients attending an appointment with appropriate appointment letter

* doesn’t operate on bank holidays

Post Archive

Updated 3 September 2012

The free bus linking the Belfast City Hospital and Royal Victoria Hospital sites is operating again. Queens Staff and Students will need to show their staff or student card to use the service. Departure times from each hospital are shown below.


BCH  8.00 8.20 8.40 9.00 10.00
RVH  8.10 8.30  8.50 9.15  10.15

BCH 10.30 11.00 11.30 12.00
RVH 10.45 11.15  11.45 12.15

BCH 12.30 1.00 2.00 2.30
RVH 12.45 1.15  2.15  2.45

BCH  3.00 4.00 4.30 5.00
RVH 3.15  4.15   4.45 5.15

Queries and feedback about the service can be submitted directly to the Belfast Trust at the url below:

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19 Responses to Hospital Bus Service – now available

  1. june edgar says:

    is this bus service still operating

  2. 2030586 says:

    Thanks for the comment June. Yes the bus is operating and the times have been updated.

  3. phd student says:

    could you tell me where the is the bus stop at the belfast city hospital

  4. 2030586 says:

    At the main exit from the City Hospital Tower Block turn right and walk along the side of the hospital building. The Bus Stop is across the road directly ahead, beside the pedestrian crossing.

  5. Lisa says:

    Does this service run during the summer months?

  6. 2030586 says:

    Lisa the Trust tell us that bus will run during the summer months but not on public holidays.

  7. Concerned member of Staff says:

    Is there a new timetable for this bus? Since the new drivers started, the bus never arrives on time according to the timetable outlined above. For the last two-three weeks the 9o’clock bus has shown up at 20 past 9 and the 8:40 bus just doesn’t show at all. Wouldn’t want to be relying on it to get to work on time anymore!!

  8. 2030586 says:

    The Belfast Trust replies:

    The bus service is being covered by a range of different staff until permanent drivers are available to cover it. It may sometimes be necessary to modify routes due to heavy traffic but drivers have been asked to stick to the timetable as much as possible.

  9. loiuise smylie says:

    is this bus still running? could you send me an upto date timetable? Have to be at the royal for 10.15 and could leave from the city anytime after 9am

  10. 2030586 says:

    Hi Louise
    The service is run by the Belfast Trust and you can check the timetable by contacting them at this url: We will also check the timetable and will update this post when we receive a reply.

  11. int studen says:

    the recources in the library is a whole lot and the very kind drivers are always on time as much as possible highly recommended. keep up the goodwork.

  12. paul says:

    Where does the bus leave from the royal hospital?

  13. 2030586 says:

    The bus leaves from the front of the Royal Maternity Hospital.

  14. John says:

    Why can’t visitors and patients use this service

  15. 2030586 says:

    Thanks for your comment. The service is operated by the Belfast Trust. Queries and feedback can be submitted directly to the Trust at the url below:

  16. Judith mulligan says:

    S this service still running

  17. 2030586 says:

    Hi Judith
    The service is run by the Belfast Trust and you can check the timetable by contacting them at this url: We will also check the timetable and will update this post when we receive a reply.

  18. paul hughes says:

    Is Free Bus Pass Service Available on RVH/BCH Route.Thankyou

  19. 2030586 says:

    Hi Paul, Thanks for asking. The service is free to Queen’s staff and students- bring your staff/student card. The Belfast Trust runs the service and you can find out more here:

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