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Getting Around Lincoln

Services to help you explore Lincoln city and countryside

Lincoln High Street

Circular buses, friendly taxi drivers, bus services, and bikes for hire help getting around Lincoln city and countryside as easy as possible.

Getting Around Lincoln City

Lincoln has a number of pretty, cobbled streets, and a very steep hill linking the historic Cathedral Quarter to the city centre.

Whether you've arrived by train and want to get up the hill to the Cathedral or you've parked on Bailgate and want to visit a shopping centre, we can help you get around the city easily.

Inner City Bus Routes

Lincoln has two inner city bus routes that can help you get around the city centre easily.

Lincoln Park & Ride not only helps save the hassle of parking in the city, but can be used to get up the hill from Lincoln Bus Station to Northgate for the Cathedral, and back.

The service runs Monday to Saturday every 15 minutes from 7am (8am on Saturday) to 6:20pm.

Tickets cost £2.50 for adults, and are free for accompanied children, concessionary bus pass holders(after 9:30am on weekdays), and Stagecoach Bus pass holders, (including the Lincoln BIG commuter bus pass).

Lincoln's open-top sightseeing bus runs from from March to October on weekends and bank holidays (daily from June to September).

Each ticket costs £10 (children go free with a paying adult) and lasts for two days. It includes a circular trip around Lincoln, stopping at 10 locations around the city, with live commentary of the historic city. You can hop-on and hop-off wherever you like.


hirebike stations across Lincoln offer bikes for hire to allow you to cycle the city's streets to get around.

City centre stations include: on the Brayford Waterfront outside the Royal Wiliam IV pub, at Lincoln Central Train Station, on the University of Lincoln campus and at St Marks Shopping Centre.

Wheelchair and Scooter Loan

Shopmobility, located on Meville Street, provides powered scooters as well as powered and manual wheelchairs for daily loans.

The office is open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 4:15pm. Annual membership costs £12 and offers free hire year round. Mobility equipment can be hired on an ad hoc basis without membership at a fee.

Please contact Lincoln DialaRide for more information on 01522 514477 or visit the Dial a Ride website.

Find out more about accessibility in Lincoln on the Accessible Lincoln page.

Local Taxi Companies

There is a large taxi rank outside Lincoln Central Station which can transport you around the city.

Other taxi companies in the city centre include:

  • Handsome Cabs, 27 Corporation Street, Lincoln, LN2 1HL
    01522 545352
  • Direct Cars, 35 Silver Street, Lincoln, LN2 1EW
    01522 567567

Left Luggage

Whilst exploring Lincoln you can store your bags and luggage with trusted businesses in secure locations across the city.

Find out where is available and what the rates are on the CityStasher website.

Getting Around Lincoln Countryside

When in the city, there are lots of places to stay, things to do, and places to eat and drink in the surrounding countryside.

If you don't drive, use public transport to travel the rural surrounding area of the city - there's lots to explore!

By Bus

Local bus operators include Stagecoach and PC Coaches, serving out of Lincoln city centre seven days a week.

Lincoln Bus Station is the hub of all services around the county and offers detailed information to find the right service for you. It can be found on St Mary's Street, LN5 7FD.

Full details can be found on the Lincoln by Bus page. For all timetable and route information call 0871 200 22 33, visit the Lincolnshire County Council website.

By Train

Lincoln Train Station is within easy access of the city centre and offers direct services daily to Gainsborough, Sleaford, Newark, and beyond.

We would advise you to plan your trip in advance with an online route planner or by phone with TrainTracker 0871 200 49.

Full details can be found on the Lincoln by Train page.

By Taxi

Taxi companies in the city centre can transport you around the countryside surrounding Lincoln:

  • Handsome Cabs, 27 Corporation Street, Lincoln, LN2 1HL
    01522 545352
  • Direct Cars, 35 Silver Street, Lincoln, LN2 1EW
    01522 567567
  • Discount Cabs, 66 Monson Street, Lincoln, LN5 7SB
    01522 800800
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