Travelling by Air

 
When you arive in the UK please ensure you have your offer letter available as you may need this as proof of attending the University.
 

When traveling by train or bus from the airport you can apply for discount cards

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. 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.

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

 

Stansted Airport

Travelling by train

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. The airport railway station is situated below the terminal building. 

By Coach 

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

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.

How to find the University when you arrive.

 

East Midlands Airport

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.

By Taxi

This would be the most expensive mode of transport costing around £40, 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.

How to find the University when you arrive

 

Heathrow Airport

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

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 £170, taking an average of around 3 to 4 hours.
0800 747 737 (UK), +44 (0)1279 661 111 (from outside the UK)

How to find the University when you arrive.

 

Humberside Airport

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 £40.

Airport Taxis 01652 688 132

How to find the University when you arrive.

 

Alternative Airports

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

How to find the University when you arrive.