Hospital buses

Need a lift to hospital?

A FREE bus service goes twice daily between Monaghan and Cavan Hospitals.
Check with the hospitals for times.

Bus Eireann also run a service between Monaghan and Cavan. The 175 and 175A bus timetables can be found here:

If you’ve an appointment in a Dublin hospital, you and a companion can avail of a FREE bus from Monaghan Hospital to the door of your Dublin destination. You MUST pre-book your seat the week before, so the HSE can work out who needs to get to where, and by when. Please note this service is available ONLY to people with appointments. Bus departs Monaghan Hospital at 7.00am daily subject to bookings. Bookings are made by calling 1850 211 923.

hospital bus service to dublin Oct 2017

This Information was provided by the HSE on 12th October 2017


Going to Drogheda? Bus Eireann have announced a change to a route to facilitate Monaghan people going to Our Lady of Lourdes hospital. The Dublin/ Monaghan 182 and 182A buses now swings by Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital 7 times a day rather than going straight to the airport.

Bus Eireann revised route timetable Drogheda

Monaghan Cancer Treatment Support provides a free door-to-door car transport service for cancer patients who need to travel to receive treatment from the Monaghan town and north Monaghan area.  Phone 087 2024047 to arrange.  More information:

5 thoughts on “Hospital buses

  1. I’ve an appointment in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital at 10.30am on Thursday 18th January. Which is the best bus and from where woulld suit?

    • Hello Methona. This website is run by Monaghan County Council. It’s just a place which pulls together the information on the various transport providers in the county. You will find on the website the contact information for the service provider which is running the hospital bus service. Your best bet is to give them a ring and have a wee chat. That way you will be sure that the information you are given is up to date, as sometimes services are changed and it takes a while for word to filter back to us to make changes to this website.

  2. I have robotic surgery in St Vincent’s hospital next month and want to go down the night before what would your last bus be on a Tues evening that would pass through or close to Carrickmacross ? Thanks

    • Hello Kevin
      The HSE-run hospital buses run in the mornings, aiming to get patients to their appointments on that day.
      If you want to travel up the evening before, you are best to look at either Bus Eireann or a private operator.
      Good luck with your surgery 🙂

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