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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.

Circular Bus Routes

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

The Walk & Ride Steep Hill Shuttle runs 6 days a week from 9:10am til 5:22pm, stopping at 13 locations across the city from Newport Arch in the north to St Marks Shopping Centre in the south. Prices start at £1.50 for a single journey.

Lincoln's open-top sightseeing bus runs from from March to October and tickets cost £10 per person (children go free with a paying adult). Each ticket lasts for two days and includes a circular trip around Lincoln, stopping at 11 locations, 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.

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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