Trains to Lincoln
It’s easy to love Lincoln. Home to one of the finest cathedrals in Europe, this lively, friendly city boasts a thriving cultural and social scene that belies its relatively small size. While its melting pot of high street names, independent shops and chic boutiques will keep even the most ardent shopper enthralled.
If you want a reason to visit Lincoln then 2015 is the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta being signed and Lincoln has one of only four remaining copies.
Additional trains to Lincoln
To help you get to Lincoln in style, we’ve laid on an additional return service on selected Saturdays from King’s Cross also calling at Peterborough and Newark, which are perfectly times for a fantastic family day out! These services leave King’s Cross at 09:10am, arriving into Lincoln at 11:02 then depart at 17:15 getting you back to London for 19:11. You can catch one of these on 25 July, 8 and 29 August and 24 and 31 October.
All fares indicated are one way
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Travel to Lincoln by Train
The Magna Carta is one of history’s most important documents. And Lincoln Castle has one of only four remaining copies.
What’s the Magna Carta we hear you say?! Issued by King John in 1215, it laid down the rule that everyone – including royalty – was subject to the law.
Fast forward to 2015 and it’s the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta being signed. And you’ll be able to see Lincoln’s copy (one of only 4 left remaining), in a new visitor centre built as part of the anniversary celebrations. Lincoln Castle Magna Carta Experience opened in April, where you can see the ancient document beside its sister legislation the Charter of The Forest, and watch films about the Magna Carta on a vast curved, overhead screen.
Located on an eastern branch off the East Coast mainline, Lincoln is serviced by Virgin Trains East Coast trains to and from Peterborough, Newark North Gate and Stevenage on the London to Lincoln line. From there you can catch connections to destinations across the UK. Lincoln Central railway station is located on the southern edge of the historic city centre, less than a mile’s walk from the Cathedral and Castle. There is a great range of value train tickets and cheap rail fares available on our website to get to Lincoln from destinations all across Scotland and England.
Travel times to Lincoln
Our key route to and from Lincoln is a daily train to London, which stops at Newark North Gate, Peterborough and Stevenage. Travel to Lincoln by train and avail of the core benefits of rail travel – it’s often faster and always more relaxing than the alternatives, offers you flexibility and comfort and is perfect for an easy and hassle-free for trip with family and friends. Travel times vary from journey to journey, so please use our journey planner to find the right train for you. But one thing always remains the same: Only we offer Virgin Trains East Coast tickets at the best possible price with no hidden fees. That’s our Price Promise.
Lincoln to Newark North Gate: from 27 minutes
Lincoln to Peterborough: from 1 hour 6 minutes
Lincoln to Stevenage: from 1 hour 25 minutes
Lincoln to London: from 1 hour 57 minutes