What is the Hospital Hopper?
Centrebus provides the popular Hospital Hopper bus service around Leicester, linking key hospital sites to meet the needs of hospital staff and patients alike. This service runs Monday to Friday every 30mins between Hamilton Centre, and all Leicester's major hospitals, including Charles Frears Campus, Leicester Railway Station, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Glenfield Hospital and the Beaumont Leys Shopping Centre. It is funded by the UHL NHS Trust.
About fares and saving money with a smartcard
Because it is a special service, the Hopper has special fares, and normal Centrebus tickets are not currently accepted on it. The exception is the Leicester Flexi, which is issued and accepted. Alternatively, for the best value get a Hospital Hopper Smartcard. You can buy this online here or call at the car park office in the hospital grounds. It costs £16 to buy your card (and includes 10 single trips), and you can then top it up on bus. Each top up costs £14 for ten trips. If you buy now, your card will be sent to you by post within 3 working days.