Close up view of Lincoln Cathedral

Trains to Lincoln

This cobbled cathedral town’s existence can be traced to 1st Century BC. Though the town is chock-full of history with sites and attractions at every turn, it is also a city of culture with a number of museums, theatre and music venues running regular exhibitions and events throughout the year.

The station is right by a number of well-known shops and retailers and is less than a 5-minute walk to High Bridge, the oldest bridge in the United Kingdom with buildings still on it. The bridge leads to the high street where you can find more shops and begin to see some historical landmarks.

Popular Routes to Lincoln

Lincoln Central has all the facilities to make your journey in and out comfortable, with toilets, wheelchair access throughout, and shops should you need to grab any essentials on the way.

The most popular routes to and from Lincoln operate from the following stations:  



Average Travel Time*



1 h 58 min



 1 h  



 1 h 15 min



 2 h  18 min

* Please note journey times are based on average and may vary depending on the rail provider and time of travel.

Cheap Tickets to Lincoln

Railcards offer value for money if you travel by train, saving you at least 1/3 on most rail fares. With a bit of planning, buying tickets in advance can save you a pretty pound, and if the travel bug has you travelling a lot then a Railcard might be worth your while!

The Railcards available include:


·         16-25 Railcard

·         Two Together Railcard

·         Family & Friends Railcard

·         Senior Railcard

·         Disabled Persons Railcard

·         26-30 Railcard


Under 5 - Travel free, accompanied by a fare-paying passenger.

5-15 - Are eligible for a 50% discount on most tickets, though proof of age will need to be carried where appropriate.

16-17 - Like a Railcard but with bigger discounts for anyone aged 16 or 17. 

Visit the Railcard Website and buy a Railcard Now!

You may also want to check out our Regional Railcards to see if there are discounts for travelling to and from where you are. 

When in Lincoln

The Lincoln Cathedral and Castle are a must while you’re in the city and are within close vicinity to each other. Wonder at the intricate details of the gothic style architecture of Lincoln Cathedral - which housed one of the four copies of the Magna Carta for several hundred years - and make your way across to Lincoln Castle to see the historic document in its new resting place.

Lincoln is also home to Doddington Hall, a historic home with immaculate gardens. With the building completed in 1600, the house still remains an active family home, inviting visitors to peruse collections of various furniture, ceramics, weaponry and more to get a glimpse of life in and around Doddington. There are also shops where you can purchase local produce, gifts, home furnishings and clothes, with a restaurant and cafe on site.

A lot of produce is grown and reared in Lincolnshire. From different types of meat, cheese and local spirits, traditional fare in Lincoln is a must. Be sure to try Lincoln sausages, plumbread (a cake loaf with dried fruit) topped with Lincolnshire poacher cheese, haslet, stuffed chine and yellow belly cheese.

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Last updated:   11 May 2020