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.

By Road

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.

The entrance to the main car park at the University's Brayford Pool Campus is located on Rope Walk, near its junction with Tritton Road (postcode LN6 7DQ).   

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

By Rail

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

Students wishing to make their own way to the campus from Heathrow on public transport are advised to take the Piccadilly Underground line to King's Cross Station, before taking a train to Lincoln. 

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

By Air

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

Many international students fly to London Heathrow before making their way to Lincoln. Heathrow is the UK's main airport and is west of London. It is connected to central London by the Underground Tube system. Some students also fly to other major UK airports such as Manchester or Gatwick, or arrive at regional airports such as East Midlands, which is near Nottingham.