Open Day Offers and Discounts

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LNER Travel Discount

The University of Lincoln has partnered with LNER to support students and their families travelling to attend a University of Lincoln Open Day by train. With six direct trains between London King's Cross and Lincoln each day, it's now even easier to get to and from our historic city and attend one of our Open Days. Our Brayford Pool Campus is located just a few minutes' walk from Lincoln Central Railway Station in the heart of the city.

How it Works

The discount works as a tiered system. For example, for two people making a booking (assuming one parent and one student) the discount will be 50%, allowing the student to travel free. For three people (two parents and one student) the discount becomes 33%. This system works to allow the student ticket to be free where possible.

One promo code can be used per basket for up to six tickets. For example, if there are three people travelling, add the required tickets to the basket when booking the train and use the promo code for an overall discount. 

How to Access the Discount

To receive the discount you must request a unique promo code once you have booked your place at one of our Open Days. Complete the short form below and we will text your unique promo code directly to you. Your promo code will look something like: LCN00001

Request Code

After you have received the code, please visit the unique url: to book your train tickets and enter your discount code.

You can also access full terms and conditions of the offer on the LNER website.

Car Parking Discount

The University of Lincoln has partnered with the City of Lincoln Council to help support students and their families in travelling by car to one of our Open Days.

Guests at our Open Days can take advantage of our free parking on-campus, however, parking spaces on campus are limited and spaces do fill up quickly as these events are very popular. To support our guests in finding suitable parking, we are able to offer a discounted parking tariff valued at £6.40 and valid for 24 hours from the time of purchase. Please note, on-campus parking will not be available on Wednesday 7 December due to this being a normal working/teaching day for the University. 

There are plenty of pay-and-display car parks nearby including discounted parking at Lucy Tower Street (LN1 1XL) and Tentercroft Street (LN5 7DB).

To obtain this discount, you can enter the PayByPhone code: 801323. To register for PayByPhone, guests can download the app within their smartphones or visit for more detail. 

Please note, this discounted parking tariff is only valid and redeemable as part of a University of Lincoln Undergraduate Open Day, which are standalone events and separate to our Informal Visit Days, Postgraduate Open Days or any other event.

If you have any questions regarding the offers and discounts on this page, please contact our Open Day Team office on 01522 886644 or email

Lincoln Cathedral Discounted Entry

Watching over the city, Lincoln Cathedral is one of Europe’s most celebrated medieval buildings and was once the tallest building in the world. The Cathedral also provides the stunning setting for the University’s graduation ceremonies.

Why not take the opportunity to visit the Cathedral during your time with us? We're able to offer discounted entry for just £5 to guests attending selected University of Lincoln events.

Terms and Conditions

  • The discount includes one adult or concession ticket (adult tickets usually priced at £9 and concession tickets usually priced at £7.20).
  • The discounted ticket may be used on any given weekday.
  • The discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts (for example a family ticket including two adults and three children + any other discounts)
  • One discount to be used per person.
  • The discount does not include additional tours (The Cathedral offer separate tours at the weekend including the roof and tower).
  • The discounted ticket is to be used for your personal use. Discounted tickets must not be resold or exchanged.
  • The Cathedral reserves the right to withdraw the discount without notice.