Lincoln travel guide

Lincoln Tourism | Lincoln Guide

You're Going to Love Lincoln

With a population of 89.228, Lincoln is a must-see destination in England, United Kingdom. Consider staying at least one whole day in Lincoln to see all of its attractions.

Where to Eat in Lincoln

If you’re looking for affordable options, Lawson's Bar & Bistro (8-9 The Strait) and Doddington Tea Room (Doddington Hall) are great picks.

When to visit Lincoln

Lincoln in February
Estimated hotel price
€83
1 night at 3-star hotel
Lincoln in February
Estimated hotel price
€83
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Lincoln in July, when the average temperature is 17 °C, and the highest can go up to 22 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 1 °C, with an average temperature of 4 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in July, when precipitation is around 60 mm. In contrast, March is usually the driest month of the year in Lincoln, with an average rainfall of 30 mm.

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How to Get to Lincoln

Plane

Although Lincoln doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Leeds/Bradford Airport (LBA), which is located 103 km from Lincoln. The shortest flight to Lincoln from Ireland departs from Dublin and takes around 1h 05m.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Lincoln, followed by Avanti West Coast. The train journey from Lincoln to Liverpool takes 0h 52m and costs around €59 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Bradford, expect to pay about €29 for a 1h 24m trip. Located 13 km from the city centre, Lincoln Swinderby is the busiest station in Lincoln. Another popular train station is Lincoln North Hykeham Bus Station, located 6 km from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Lincoln is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 194 km from Lincoln. You’ll find branches of DRIVALIA and GREEN MOTION , among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Lincoln, including National Express, Megabus and FlixBus. From Liverpool, the bus ride to Lincoln takes 105 km and will cost you around €12. From Leeds, the ticket costs about €5 for a journey of 113 km.

Plane

Although Lincoln doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Leeds/Bradford Airport (LBA), which is located 103 km from Lincoln. The shortest flight to Lincoln from Ireland departs from Dublin and takes around 1h 05m.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Lincoln, followed by Avanti West Coast. The train journey from Lincoln to Liverpool takes 0h 52m and costs around €59 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Bradford, expect to pay about €29 for a 1h 24m trip. Located 13 km from the city centre, Lincoln Swinderby is the busiest station in Lincoln. Another popular train station is Lincoln North Hykeham Bus Station, located 6 km from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Lincoln is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 194 km from Lincoln. You’ll find branches of DRIVALIA and GREEN MOTION , among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Lincoln, including National Express, Megabus and FlixBus. From Liverpool, the bus ride to Lincoln takes 105 km and will cost you around €12. From Leeds, the ticket costs about €5 for a journey of 113 km.

Airports near Lincoln

Airlines serving Lincoln

Lufthansa
Good (4,555 reviews)
KLM
Good (844 reviews)
SWISS
Good (908 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,345 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,570 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,274 reviews)
Air France
Good (966 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,536 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (480 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,898 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,102 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,474 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,616 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (220 reviews)
Finnair
Good (878 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (821 reviews)
LOT
Good (676 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,135 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (907 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (826 reviews)
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Where to stay in Lincoln

Average rates range from around €97 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to €129 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Lincoln

Most booked hotels in Lincoln

Holiday Inn Express Lincoln City Centre
3 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
€67+
Damon's Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
€67+
Holiday Inn Lincoln
4 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
€85+
DoubleTree by Hilton Lincoln
4 stars
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
€102+
Ibis Lincoln
2 stars
Good (7.3, Good reviews)
€54+

Hiring a car in Lincoln

Expect to pay €1.69 per litre in Lincoln (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between €20.22 and €26.96. Mini (Fiat 500 or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Lincoln, while also 42% cheaper than other types, on average.

Expect to pay €1.69 per litre in Lincoln (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between €20.22 and €26.96. Mini (Fiat 500 or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Lincoln, while also 42% cheaper than other types, on average.