Commuting as a Student

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Options for Commuting to University

You can still enjoy being part of our campus community and live at home, with plenty of convenient options for students to commute into university.

Our Brayford Pool Campus is located in the heart of the city of Lincoln, just a few minutes' walk from Lincoln Central Train Station which is connected to major cities across the East Midlands and beyond, including daily direct services to London.

Lincoln Transport Hub, which includes the city's central bus station and a 1,000-space multi-storey car park, is close by too, opposite the train station and on the edge of the city's bustling Cornhill Quarter.

Students can save money on rail travel with a 16-25 Railcard. Discounts are available for mature students too. To buy a railcard, visit: https://www.16-25railcard.co.uk/. Stagecoach East Midlands provides MegaRider discounted bus tickets which cover Lincoln and many surrounding villages.  

The University also offers a Commuting Travel Grant for eligible students from areas of Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire to help cover travel costs. Find out more about travel grants on our Student Services microsite

There are many cycle routes connecting Lincoln with surrounding towns and villages and secure bike storage units are located around campus. The University also operates a cycle hire scheme.

Once you're in Lincoln, there's little need for a car unless you're undertaking placements as part of your course. There is no on-campus car parking for students during the day at the Brayford Pool Campus with some exceptions, for example if you are a Blue Badge Holder. Students can apply for a parking permit for evenings and weekends. There are numerous pay-and-display car parks located close to campus, many offering season ticket discounts.

Picturesque shot of Lincoln's Cornhill Quarter

A Great City

One of the world’s great historic cities, Lincoln is renowned for its fusion of old and new. The winning combination of a vibrant city centre and a historic Cathedral Quarter, both offering a rich variety of attractions, activities, and amenities, makes Lincoln a fantastic place in which to live and study.

Group of students walking with Cathedral backdrop

Getting Around Lincoln

Familiarise yourself with the city and its transport links, University building locations, and see how to get around our beautiful Brayford Pool Campus on foot with one of our handy maps.