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.
Please note that the “Waitrose” Park & Ride Service will not operate during the Lincoln Christmas Market from Thursday 6th to Sunday 9 th December inclusive. However a Special Christmas Market Park & Ride will be operating from the Lincolnshire Showground.
Also during the busy Christmas week from the 17th to 26th December this service will not be running. Normal service will recommence on Thursday 27th December.
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:
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:
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.
Via the A15 (Hull) or the A46 (Grimsby)
Via the A46 (Leicester, Nottingham, Newark) or the A1 and A15 (London, East Anglia)
Via the A158 (Skegness)
Via the A1 and A57 (Leeds, Worksop, Sheffield)
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.
Your library of useful maps of Lincoln city and countryside; available to order, view, and print.
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.