Travelling by Air

When you arrive at:

Stansted Airport

Please ensure you have your offer letter available as you may need this as proof of attending the University.

Travelling by train

The airport railway station is situated below the terminal building. Train tickets can be purchased at the railway station.

Train is the fastest mode of transport taking around 3 hours, you will need to change trains at least once during your journey. To travel by train would cost from £15 if booked in advance and £45 for a single fair. Discounts are available by using a young person’s rail card.

To apply for a young persons rail card:

If you are aged 16 to 25, you can purchase a young persons railcard. Purchases can be made online or from a staffed rail station in England, Scotland and Wales. You will be required to complete an application form, provide proof of age, one passport size photo and payment. The Railcard will be issued for immediate use and is normally valid for 12 months. For those who are mature students i.e. over 25, then you will also need to produce an ISIC (International Student Identity Card) to qualify. For details of ISIC click here. 

You should also consider the BritRail Pass if making a visit to this country.

By Coach 

Travelling by coach will take around 6hours 40mins, being the longest journey but a fairly cheap mode of transport costing around £30.

A coach card is available for discount offers; please contact National Rail direct for more information.

By Taxi

This would be the most expensive mode of transport costing around £100, taking an average of around 2hours 30mins.

Stansted Airport taxi operator Checkercars has a reservation desk on the international arrivals concourse. Should you wish to book a taxi in advance please contact: 
0800 747 737 (UK), +44 (0)1279 661 111 (from outside the UK) 
Or e-mail: stansted@checkercars.com

Alternatively, a courtesy phone is situated in the United Kingdom baggage reclaim hall. Wheelchair accessible cars are available on request.

For further details on Stansted Airport and terminal buildings please see the Stansted website.

Help finding your way between stations

See what to do when you arrive in Lincoln here.


East Midlands Airport

Please ensure you have your offer letter available as you may need this as proof of attending the University.

Travelling by train

Nottingham train station is just a short bus journey from East Midlands Airport. Passengers travelling to Nottingham railway station can connect onto the Nottingham Skylink bus. This is a cost of £5.

There is a direct train From Nottingham to Lincoln costing around £7.50. Please see the National Rail website for details.

Alternatively book via the East Midlands official website.

This link may be of help to you when finding your way between stations.

To apply for a young persons rail card: 

If you are aged 16 to 25, you can purchase a young persons railcard. Purchases can be made online or from a staffed rail station in England, Scotland and Wales. You will be required to complete an application form, provide proof of age, one passport size photo and payment. The Railcard will be issued for immediate use and is normally valid for 12 months. For those who are mature students i.e. over 25, then you will also need to produce an ISIC (International Student Identity Card) to qualify.

However you should also consider the BritRail Pass if making a visit to this country.

By Taxi

This would be the most expensive mode of transport costing around £35, taking an average of 1hour 30mins.

Taxis operated by Checker Cars, are available from the Taxi Office, opposite the information desk in the terminal building, 24 hours a day.
Checker Cars: 01332 814 000
bookings@checkercars.com

See what to do when you arrive in Lincoln here.


Heathrow Airport

Please ensure you have your offer letter available as you may need this as proof of attending the University.

Travelling by train

From Heathrow, the most practical way of travelling is by train to Lincoln. To do this you will have to go from Heathrow to London Kings Cross, then to Lincoln. If booking in advance tickets can be bought for around £15.00.

Planning your journey from Heathrow to Kings Cross

Help finding your way between stations

To apply for a young persons rail card: 

If you are aged 16 to 25, you can purchase a young persons railcard. Purchases can be made online or from a staffed rail station in England, Scotland and Wales. You will be required to complete an application form, provide proof of age, one passport size photo and payment. The Railcard will be issued for immediate use and is normally valid for 12 months. For those who are mature students i.e. over 25, then you will also need to produce an ISIC (International Student Identity Card) to qualify.

However you should also consider the BritRail Pass if making a visit to this country.

By Coach

Most coaches pick up and set down passengers at the central bus station, which is located close to Terminals 1, 2 and 3, however, some services stop outside the terminals themselves. Please check with your coach company for exact information. 
Coach tickets for all services can be purchased from the travel centre in the central bus station.

Tickets for National Express services can also be pre-booked online or by calling + 44 (0)8705 808 080. The cost of the journey is around £24. 

By Taxi

This would be the most expensive mode of transport costing around £150, taking an average of around 3hours.
0800 747 737 (UK), +44 (0)1279 661 111 (from outside the UK)

See what to do when you arrive in Lincoln here.


Humberside Airport

Please ensure you have your offer letter available as you may need this as proof of attending the University.

Humberside is the closest airport to Lincoln. Most flights arrive via connections from international hubs throughout Europe but mainly from Amsterdam. You will need to check with your travel agent or the airport website to find out costs and if there are any direct flights from your home country.

Humberside Airport

The travel links are very limited from Humberside Airport and the easiest way is to take a taxi. This will take approximately 40 minutes, costing around £35.

Airport Taxis 01652 688 132

See what to do when you arrive in Lincoln here.


Alternative Airports

If you are arriving at another airport and require travel advice, please contact the international office: International Enquiries Form.

Help finding your way between stations

See what to do when you arrive in Lincoln here.