Getting to Lincoln

How to Get Here

Situated in the East Midlands region of England, Lincoln’s central location allows for quick and easy access to London and a number of other major cities, including Nottingham, Sheffield, Leeds, Leicester, and Hull.

London’s King’s Cross Station is around two hours away by train, and a number of airports are within easy reach, providing direct links to locations around the world.

Travel Information


Lincoln can be reached via the A1 at Newark (A46) from the South and near Retford (A57) from the North. The city is 40 miles east of Nottingham on the A46 and 40 miles south of the Humber Bridge on the A15. Lincoln is less than an hour's drive from the M1.

Travelling by taxi from the airport to the University can be a convenient and comfortable choice for students travelling with a large amount of luggage. Discounted rates are available through the University of Lincoln’s approved taxi provider Flight Links

To find information on the range of parking options available in Lincoln see Visit Lincoln's Parking Guide.


Lincoln Central Railway Station is in the city centre, just a few minutes' walk from the University of Lincoln's Brayford Pool Campus. The station is fully accessible for wheelchair users.

Direct trains to London King's Cross take around two hours. There are also frequent rail connections to other major cities, including Sheffield, Nottingham, Leicester, and Leeds.

Book train tickets on the National Rail website. See information on Lincoln Central Station on the East Midlands Trains website.


Lincoln’s central location allows for quick and easy access to a number of airports for domestic, European, and international flights. 

If you would like to fly into a regional airport which is close to Lincoln then you can choose Humberside Airport or East Midlands Airport. These airports have international connections through European airports such as Amsterdam, Paris, or Frankfurt.

The University runs a FREE airport pick-up service for students arriving into London Heathrow Airport. You can register for this when you complete the arrivals form. We offer this service for PEASS (Pre-sessional English Students) students as well as for our main intake in September. Please note you must book onto our free airport coach pick-up service at least a week in advance of the dates which are available.

The deadline for booking onto the free coach pickup has now passed, please see the information this page on how to travel to Lincoln.

To check information about airports, visit the British Airport Authority website.