Public Transport

Like many English villages, Kirkby on Bain is not the easiest place to get to or from if you don’t drive! Here are some possibilities:



Buses: CallConnect is a service operated by Lincolnshire County Council. Until April 2011, a scheduled service connected Kirkby on Bain with Woodhall Spa and Horncastle, but now if you need a bus you have to book ahead to arrange a pick-up time and place. You can register for this service by phone: 0345 234 3344, or online here

Brylaine runs a limited service to Horncastle (Brylaine 7/8/9), which you can pick up in the village at the bus stop next to the phone box.

Brylaine also operates a daily circular service (ic5) to Boston and Lincoln via Metheringham and Coningsby, which you can pick up in Woodhall Spa at the bus stop opposite the police station on the Broadway.

Brylaine’s telephone number is 01205 364087, and they also offer a smartphone app so you can track your bus. You can also search for timetables on their home page

LincsInterConnect run an hourly service between Lincoln and Skegness, which you can pick up in Horncastle town Square. The route number is 56. Download Timetable (pdf)

Bus Information for Lincolnshire

Rail: The nearest railway station is at Metheringham, which is on the East Midlands line between Doncaster and Peterborough, via Lincoln. The Brylaine bus ic5 service from Woodhall Spa does stop at Metheringham station, but connection times are not synchronised. There is no ticket office or toilets at Metheringham station. You can buy your ticket on the train, but it’s best to book ahead online if you can. Visit East Midlands Trains for booking and information or phone 03457 125 678. Lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Other contact details here.

Taxis: The nearest Taxi company is Haltham Taxis, telephone 01507 568415. Website


Airports: The nearest civil airports are Humberside and East Midlands. Unfortunately there are no direct bus or rail services from Kirkby on Bain or the nearby towns.

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