Trains to Lincoln
Discover Britain's best small city
With its cobbled streets, historic landmarks and timber-framed buildings, Lincoln is hard not to fall in love with. And thanks to a wide range of bars, restaurants and contemporary shopping spots, there’s something for everyone.
Things to do in Lincoln
A visit to Lincoln isn't complete without stopping by Lincoln Cathedral. This magnificent 12th century gothic building is an iconic feature of the city, laying claim to being the tallest building in the world between 1311 and 1549. The city's medieval offering doesn't end there as directly opposite is Lincoln Castle. Constructed by William the Conqueror in the 11th century, it’s one of only two castles in the country to have two mottes.
When it comes to shopping, this city has it all. Discover independent boutiques on the cobbled streets of Bailgate, or stop by the vintage shops on the striking Steep Hill. You’ll find all your favourite brands in the city centre, too. If you're a foodie, try out some of the local produce such as the Lincolnshire Sausage, Poacher Cheese or Lincolnshire plumbread - available from many of the local shops or markets that take place throughout the year.
Something else Lincoln is known for is its friendly, quaint pubs. Find one of many bars with live music performances, or enjoy a pint or two on the Lincoln Ale Trail. It has also become a place for coffee-lovers with it's own city-centre roastery run by a local family business, as well as two Barista training centres. Follow this guide to find the best places to grab a coffee in the city.
Popular trains to Lincoln
- From Nottingham – check trains and buy tickets
- From Peterborough – check trains and buy tickets
- From Doncaster – check trains and buy tickets
We run direct regional services to Lincoln from Leicester, Nottingham, Peterborough, and Doncaster. Trains run hourly from Nottingham every day.
Planning your travel in advance? You can buy Advance fares up to 12 weeks before you travel to save more on your train tickets. Travelling as a group of three or more? There are group discounts available too.
Lincoln station facilities
Lincoln station has all the facilities you need for a simple, stress-free journey
- Fully accessible – wheelchair access, assistance to and from platforms, and hearing loops available
- Food and drinks – there are plenty of places to refuel, with coffee shops, bars and shops in the station
- Parking – there are three car parks available