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. Lincoln deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

Where to Eat in Lincoln

If you’re looking for affordable options, Royal William IV (1 Brayford Wharf North) and The Green Room Restaurant @ The Lincoln Hotel (Eastgate) are great picks.

When to visit Lincoln

Lincoln in April
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Lincoln in April
Estimated hotel price
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


Although Lincoln doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Leeds/Bradford Airport (LBA), which is located 103 km from Lincoln.


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.


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 GREEN MOTION and Hertz, among others, in London.


National Express operates bus routes to Lincoln. From London, the bus ride to Lincoln takes 587 km and will cost you around $51. From Glasgow, the ticket costs about $109 for a journey of 1287 km.

Airports near Lincoln

Airlines serving Lincoln

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
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United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Austrian Airlines
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Air Canada
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Brussels Airlines
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Where to stay in Lincoln

Average rates range from around $148 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $385 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
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
Holiday Inn Lincoln
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
Damon's Hotel
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
DoubleTree by Hilton Lincoln
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
Ibis Lincoln
Good (7.3, Good reviews)
Atz&h Inn
Poor (0, Poor reviews)

Hiring a car in Lincoln

Hiring a car in Lincoln costs $48 per day, on average, or $96 if you want to hire it for 2 days.

Expect to pay $2.95 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 $35.33 and $47.11. The most frequently booked car type in Lincoln is Economy (Vauxhall Corsa or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Vauxhall Mokka or similar) is, on average, 69% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.