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Getting Around Lincoln

Services to help you explore Lincoln city and countryside

Lincoln High Street

England is currently in National Lockdown: Stay at Home.

England is currently in National Lockdown: Stay at Home which means that all non-essential businesses including, non-essential retail, hospitality, accommodation, entertainment, leisure and sports venues and facilities, animal and indoor attractions, are closed for the general public. 

 

We advise that you check all the services available before you travel as some services may be temporarily closed or have different operating timetables. 

Please be aware that it is the law that you must wear a face-covering when travelling in England on public transport. Keep up to date with the UK Government social distancing guidelines on their website here.

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's open-top sightseeing bus (Temporarily Closed) 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.

Luxury Chauffeur

Make your visit to Lincoln that extra special by being met at your arrival point by your own chauffeur from White 7. Ease back and enjoy the BMW 7 Series’ luxurious and stylish cabin with extra legroom, fridge and nappa leather seating.

White 7 Lincoln can also offer a range of guided tours of Lincoln city and countryside: tailored to your own specific requirements or chosen from a menu of planned itineries including RAF, heritage sights, food & drink, or photography.

Contact White 7 Lincoln direct to book your luxurious travel option or call 07919 931536.

hirebike

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

Please check the new temporary timetable directly on the bus company website.

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

Please check the new temporary timetables directly on the train company's website.

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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