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Travelling to Lincoln by Road

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Lincoln Park & Ride

A journey by car to Lincoln makes an enjoyable part of your visit as you pass through pretty market towns and villages.

Read on to find details of the best ways to park and the best routes in and out of the city by road.

Lincoln Park & Ride

Park for free and save the hassle of finding a parking space by using Lincoln Park & Ride when arriving by car.

The Park & Ride runs Monday - Saturday (no service on Bank Holidays) from Waitrose on Searby Road, Lincoln, LN2 4DS, with a bus provided every 15 minutes from 7am (8am on Saturday) with the last return bus departing at 6:20pm (services at peak times early and late in the day may vary).

Parking at Waitrose is free. Return tickets are available on the bus are at a cost of:

Adults: £2.50

Accompanied children: free

Concessionary bus pass holders: free (after 9:30am on weekdays)

Stagecoach Bus passes, including the Lincoln BIG commuter bus pass, are valid.

Local people within walking distance of the stop can also use the service to and from Lincoln Waitrose, the city centre and Cathedral Quarter for the same fare. You don’t have to park your car to benefit from this service.

Stops in Lincoln are at:

  • Nettleham Road: the inbound stop is adjacent to KFC opposite the Waitrose car park;
  • Northgate: next to Lincoln Cathedral for the Cathedral Quarter​;
  • Broadgate: inbound only for the Cornhill Quarter, High Street and the Waterside Shopping Centre;
  • Lincoln Bus Station: for the High Street and the St Marks Shopping Centre.

The service is operated by Lincoln Business Improvement Group (Lincoln BIG) in partnership with Stagecoach East Midlands and Waitrose, with the support of the City of Lincoln Council and Lincolnshire County Council.

Download the Park & Ride route PDF and the Park & Ride timetable PDF.

Driving to Lincoln

From the North

Via the A15 (Hull) or the A46 (Grimsby)

From the South

Via the A46 (Leicester, Nottingham, Newark) or the A1 and A15 (London, East Anglia)

From the East

Via the A158 (Skegness)

From the West

Via the A1 and A57 (Leeds, Worksop, Sheffield)

You can check for live traffic disruptions on the BBC's website and current and planned road improvement works that may affect your journey on the Lincolnshire Roadworks website.

The Lincoln Car Treasure Trail

The team at Treasure Trails have created a great way to keep the kids (and the big kids) entertained and excited on your car journey to Lincoln.

Print off the (not so accurate!) road map of Lincoln below, colour in the cars (a mix of whichever colours you like), and then move along the map as you spot cars with those colours on your actual journey to try to be the first to get to the finish line.

Full instructions and rule are on the Treasure Trails website.

Lincoln Travel Tools

Car Parks in Lincoln

Parking in Lincoln starts from just £1 per hour, or £5 for the day.

Find the nearest car park to your destination using the map below, and find parking deals and offers on the car parks page.

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