London to Lincoln train

Cheap train tickets from London to Lincoln

Showing times and prices for 17 Aug

Cheapest

£30

Average

£43

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

London North Eastern Railway
09:06London1h56 11:02Lincoln
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£301One-way
East Midlands Railway
12:06London2h30 14:36Lincoln
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£311One-way
London North Eastern Railway
11:06London1h56 13:02Lincoln
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£321One-way
London North Eastern Railway
20:33London2h11 22:44Lincoln
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£331One-way
London North Eastern Railway
20:00London2h44 22:44Lincoln
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£361One-way

Train schedule London to Lincoln

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, 17 August
London North Eastern Railway
09:06London1h56 11:02Lincoln
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London North Eastern Railway
11:06London1h56 13:02Lincoln
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East Midlands Railway
12:06London2h30 14:36Lincoln
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East Midlands Railway
14:30London2h08 16:38Lincoln
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East Midlands Railway
14:35London2h59 17:34Lincoln
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East Midlands Railway
17:30London2h07 19:37Lincoln
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East Midlands Railway
19:03London2h12 21:15Lincoln
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London North Eastern Railway
20:00London2h44 22:44Lincoln
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London North Eastern Railway
20:33London2h11 22:44Lincoln
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Fastest train times from London to Lincoln

Showing times and prices for 17 Aug

Fastest Journey

1 h 56 m

Average

2 h 18 m

Trains per day

9

Distance

193 km

Of the 9 trains that leave London for Lincoln every day 9 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

London North Eastern Railway
09:06London1h56 11:02Lincoln
0 changes
£301One-way
London North Eastern Railway
11:06London1h56 13:02Lincoln
0 changes
£321One-way
East Midlands Railway
17:30London2h07 19:37Lincoln
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£541One-way
East Midlands Railway
14:30London2h08 16:38Lincoln
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£641One-way
London North Eastern Railway
20:33London2h11 22:44Lincoln
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£331One-way

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Overview: Train from London to Lincoln

distanceDistance120 miles
durationAverage train duration1 h 48 min
priceAverage train ticket price£45 (€51)
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesLondon North Eastern Railway, Thameslink or East Midlands Railway

Trains from London to Lincoln cover the 120 miles long trip taking on average 1 h 48 min with our travel partners like London North Eastern Railway, Thameslink or East Midlands Railway. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £45, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £21. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Lincoln Central.

Train providers: Thameslink trains London to Lincoln

For as little as £21 you can travel by train between London and Lincoln with Thameslink. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this trip.

Thameslink

Save time and money by searching for and booking your Thameslink train to Lincoln from London online with Omio! If you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest Thameslink train between London and Lincoln, Omio can help you out every step of the way. Check current Thameslink train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best connections for the 120 miles (193 km) trip to Lincoln from London as well as ticket information for the train (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard), and then book a cheap train ticket – all in one convenient place. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains from London to Lincoln, you can check straight away if the Thameslink ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when travelling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Buy your official Thameslink London to Lincoln train tickets online on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy the travel experience!

    Trains from London to Lincoln

    Trains from London to Lincoln run every day of the week. The first train from London leaves early in the morning Monday to Saturday (first train departs later on Sundays), and the final train departs late in the evening (earlier on Sundays). Trains typically run once or twice per hour. The journey time roughly ranges from 3-5 hours, depending on which route you take. Most routes require one transfer.

    London to Lincoln Train Time: Daily Departures

    Trains from London depart from London King’s Cross or London St Pancras International. From both stations, there is typically one train departing every hour from Monday to Sunday, but trains are less frequent in the early morning and late evening. The first train of the day leaves around 06:00 from Monday to Saturday, and around 09:00 on Sundays. The last train of the day departs around 22:00 Monday to Saturday, and around 20:00 on Sundays. Trains taken after these times may not arrive at Lincoln until the next day.

    How long is the journey by train from London to Lincoln

    Train times vary between 2h 30min to 4h 30min. For the fastest time available, consider which route you take. Trains from London St Pancras that typically change in Nottingham are usually the quicker option, with the fastest train being roughly 3 hours in length. Times do vary, so please check the route before purchasing the ticket. Trains from London King’s Cross usually transfer at Newark Northgate, and these trains take slightly longer, at approximately 3h 30min.

    Travel from London by train. Source: Shutterstock

    What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from London to Lincoln?

    Departure train station:London St Pancras will be the departure point. This station is in the heart of London, in the Borough of Camden. It is connected to six of the major tube lines; Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan and Victoria. It is the biggest public transport interchange in London and has a huge selection of shops, cafes, food places and other facilities available. It is also a masterpiece of Victorian architecture and is said to be one of the most elegant train stations in the world. London King’s Cross is just a short walk from London St Pancras. It’s also in the centre of London and is easy to access through many modes of transport. It is also a huge station, with many waiting facilities available, including cafes, restaurants and waiting areas.

    Arrival train station:Lincoln Central is in the centre of Lincoln City. It has parking facilities and is next to Lincoln Central Bus Station, and it has a taxi rank directly outside. There’s food facilities such as cafes and vending machines, plus other shops, and there are also toilets with baby-changing facilities. What’s more, the world-famous Lincoln Cathedral is roughly just a 20min walk from the station.

    Which train companies travel from London to Lincoln Central?

    Most trains departing from St Pancras are provided by East Midlands Railway. These trains take 3-4 hours, depending on how long the transfer at Nottingham is. This is generally the faster route, with the fastest being approximately 2h 50min. Most trains departing from King’s Cross are provided by London North Eastern Railway (LNER). These trains can take any time from 3h 30min to 4h 30min, depending on how long the transfer is at Newark Northgate. There are also some trains by LNER that transfer at Retford, but this will increase the journey time to about 4h 30min. There are occasional services offered by Hull Trains, though this service takes longer and is more expensive.

    Night trains London

    The latest train to Lincoln departs from London at around 22:00, so it cannot be classified as a true night train. It takes approximately 2h 20min to arrive at Lincoln, making the arrival time at your destination just after midnight.

    East Midlands Railway trains from London to Lincoln

    East Midlands Railway has on average one train from King’s Cross to Lincoln each hour at normal operating times. Each train has one power point for each pair of seats, free Wi-Fi, seat selection, space for luggage and friendly staff.

    LNER trains from London to Lincoln

    LNER has on average one train per hour from St Pancras to Lincoln Central. Trains have a food service, where food can be ordered directly to your seat. As well as this, there is also free Wi-Fi, seat selection, a quiet carriage and service with a smile.

    Trains from London to Lincoln: Sustainability travel

    If you want to travel in style and reduce your carbon footprint, just choose a train. Next to walking and cycling, a train is the next most environmentally friendly way to travel, as the emissions are 80% less than those of a car!

    Trains London to Lincoln: Services on Board

    East Midlands Railway has a first-class option available, with more spacious seating, quieter carriages and special parking places at selected stations. All passengers are allowed three pieces of luggage free of charge, with two larger items and one piece of hand luggage. Full-size bikes are allowed but must be stored in the vestibule area, while foldable bikes are permitted but must be folded and stowed for the whole journey. Up to two pets are allowed but must be kept on a lead or in a carrier and must be well behaved. Service dogs are allowed on any part of the train. Assisted Travel is available if booked in advance, and staff will do everything they can to provide the service passengers are used to. LNER has a first-class option, which offers complimentary food and drink, reclinable and bigger seats, more legroom and faster wifi. All passengers are allowed three pieces of luggage free of charge, with two larger items and one piece of hand luggage. Full-size bikes are permitted if passengers purchase a ticket for the bike, and up to two dogs are allowed but must be kept on a lead or in a carrier, as well as well behaved. Service dogs are allowed on any part of the train, and Assisted Travel is available if you notify them through the LNER website.

    How to find cheap train tickets from London to Lincoln

    Prices depend on the time of day you travel. Trains are the most expensive around 10:30 and 16:30. Prices vary for both services from King’s Cross and St Pancras, ranging roughly £21-41. The very cheapest is usually from King’s Cross using LNER trains. LNER offers discounts on group travel and discount cards as well. East Midlands Railway offers group discounts, multiple railcards to choose from and disability discounts if you are visually impaired, disabled or over the age of 60. It is advised to book in advance. To keep updated with schedules, prices and booking information, please visit our homepage here.

    Cathedral in Lincoln. Source: Shutterstock

    To Lincoln by train—travel tips

    Lincoln is one of the UK’s most enjoyable day breaks. Home of the Magna Carta, Lincoln City is rich in history and has been well preserved in its 2,000-year-old history. From private gardens that are open to the public to the cobbled streets and countless festivals that make it buzz with colour and sound, Steep Hill is where to go for culture and nightlife. This beautiful street is in fact on a steep hill, with plenty of craft shops, tea rooms, cafes and bars. Lincoln is the perfect location to see the beauty of traditional England! Read more about popular destinations in our online magazine, The Window Seat.

    • Lincoln Cathedral
    • The Cathedral Quarter
    • Doddington Hall & Garden
    • Hartsholme Country Park
    • Lincoln Castle

    Travel Tips: Trains from London to Lincoln

    Travel by train to Lincoln easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Lincoln.
    FAQs
    Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between London and Lincoln for as low as £21  for the next 7 days.
    The London to Lincoln train ticket price is on average £45  if you are looking to book your tickets for this journey in the next week.
    The distance between London and Lincoln by train is approximately 120 miles.
    On average the train from London to Lincoln duration is 1 h 48 min  for the 120 miles long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

    When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from London Victoria   and arriving in Lincoln Central.

    Passengers board their train most frequently from London Victoria and travel around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from the city centre to this train station.

    Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Lincoln Central and need to travel approximately 0.1 miles (121 m) from the train station to the city centre in Lincoln.

    When taking a train from London to Lincoln, you can count on London North Eastern Railway, Thameslink or East Midlands Railway for the best way to get you to Lincoln. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between London and Lincoln and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
    The earliest train for this route departs from London at 04: 55. The last train leaves from London at 21: 00. Check Omio for the latest train times from London to Lincoln and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
    The price of a one way train ticket from London to Lincoln is on average £45 if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets to Lincoln from London available a few months in advance.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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    The major railway station for departures from London is London Victoria. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at London Victoria for your trip to Lincoln from London.
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    Public transport options for London Victoria
    Onward travel information: Victoria Bus Station at Station Front
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: When weekend engineering dictate that replacement bus services will operate, these will usually depart from the immediate Station front/Terminus Place. Travel from London Victoria is usually conveyed by London Buses in these instances. Check posters and staff for more details.
    Metro: Underground services: Victoria Line, District Line and Circle Line
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    Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
    Public transport options for London Euston
    Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
    Overground lines: Watford DC
    Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
    Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Go to Platform 2, there is a gate adjacent to the station from the main road.
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    Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
    Public transport options for London Kings Cross
    Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
    Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
    Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
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    Public transport options for London Paddington
    Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
    Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
    Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
    Metro: Tube Lines.
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    Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
    Public transport options for London St Pancras International
    Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
    Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
    Bus lines: 326, 139
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    Public transport options for London Waterloo
    Onward travel information: Waterloo is well connected to London's public transport network. Waterloo Underground station serves the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Plan a journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Buses depart from several points around the station. All Transport for London Buses are accessible with step free access and have a dedicated mobility space. Buses from Waterloo (tfl. Gov. Uk) The station has a dedicated taxi rank for London Black Taxis on the roadway outside exit 3. Santander Hire Bicycles are available from the docking stations outside. Santander Cycles - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Waterloo is within easy walking distance of the South Bank and a number of visitor attractions. Walking - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
    Metro: Waterloo Underground station is served by the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Step free access is available to and from the Jubilee Line. For more information on London Transport accessibility: Plan an accessible journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
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    Public transport options for London Liverpool Street
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Replacement transport stop on either Liverpool Street (outside the station entrance), or beside Platform 10, depending on operational requirements
    Metro: Liverpool Street underground station has connections to the Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines.
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    Public transport options for London Bridge
    Onward travel information: The Bus Station is located directly outside the main entrance at upper level. There are also bus stops outside on Tooley Street. For further information on buses, a bus information kiosk is also located outside the main doors of the station at upper level.
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement bus services are usually found outside the front of the station. However this is sometimes subject to change. Please check engineering posters or consult a member of staff.
    Metro: For North and North East Kent and South East London
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    Public transport options for Heathrow Airport T123
    Onward travel information: National Rail trains serving London Paddington National Express coaches to Victoria Coach Station and Gatwick Airport London Underground
    Metro: Connection available with the London Underground (Piccadilly Line)
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    Public transport options for London Marylebone
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: At station entrance.
    Metro: Bakerloo Line.

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