Travelling around Lincoln

Most places of interest and facilities in Lincoln are within walking distance of the University campus and most University accommodation sites (about 20 minutes away).  For alternative options to walking, if you need to get somewhere quickly or further away, see our guide below.

 

Cycling

The University has a Hire bike station on campus, where you can rent bikes for a short period such as 1 or 2 hours, or for the full day.  This is based near the LPAC (see campus map for exact location).  There is a discounted annual membership for students.  For further tariff details see Lincoln Hirebike.

For cycling routes, go to the Visit Lincoln website.

 

Buses

A new transport hub is being built in Lincoln.  Buses are currently running from a temporary bus station on Tentercroft Street.

For full route details and timetables, visit the Lincs Bus Info website.

 

Taxis

Please be aware that Taxis can be an expensive form of transport.  They may however be useful for bringing home shopping from the supermarket.  Always use a licensed taxi company.  Some taxi firms will send you a text when they arrive so you know which car has been assigned for your journey.  It is also wise to tell someone you trust where you are going and when you expect to arrive at your destination. A list of taxi firms can be found on Yell.com.

 

Driving

Before driving any vehicle (car, motorbike, van etc.) in the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland), you should check that you meet all of the legal requirements that apply:

(a) to the driver and

(b) to the vehicle;

and that you are aware of the correct procedures, which may be very different from your home country.

We advise you to read the information UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) provide on their website about driving in the United Kingdom. There is lots of important information you should be aware of before you choose to drive in the United Kingdom.  In addition, you should read the relevant sections of the Highway Code.

 

The International Advice Team can help you understand the rules regarding driving in the UK. They have a drop-in everyday between 12pm-2pm in the Student Support Centre.