There are 10 ways to get from Edinburgh to Lincoln by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train Virgin Trains East Coast  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Newark North Gate

$56 - $83

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus UK, train  •  7 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 1 & 2) to Meadowhall Interchange M20
  2. Take the train from Meadowhall to Lincoln Central

$52 - $85

8 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Leeds
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Lincoln Central

$132 - $197

Bus National Express, train  •  9 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to York
  2. Take the train from York to Doncaster
  3. Take the bus from Doncaster Town Centre, Doncaster Frenchgate Interchange to Gainsborough, Bus Station 98

$52 - $64

Drive  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Lincoln 252.5 miles

$50 - $80

Fly Edinburgh to East Midlands, train  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to East Midlands (EMA) EDI - EMA
  2. Take the train from Nottingham to Lincoln Central

$65 - $207

Train to Glasgow, fly to East Midlands, train  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to East Midlands (EMA) GLA - EMA
  3. Take the train from Nottingham to Lincoln Central

$80 - $228

Fly Edinburgh to Birmingham, train  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Birmingham (BHX) EDI - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Nottingham
  3. Take the train from Nottingham to Lincoln Central

$134 - $317

Fly Edinburgh to Manchester, train  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Manchester (MAN) EDI - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Sheffield
  3. Take the train from Sheffield to Lincoln Central

$85 - $238

Fly Edinburgh to London Luton, train  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Luton (LTN) EDI - LTN
  2. Take the train from Luton Airport Parkway to Nottingham
  3. Take the train from Nottingham to Lincoln Central

$105 - $235

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Lincoln, England?

Virgin Trains East Coast operates a train from Edinburgh to Lincoln every 2 hours. Tickets cost $45 - $70 and the journey takes 3 h 16 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to East Midlands
Avg. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Edinburgh to East Midlands via Belfast City
Avg. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Glasgow to East Midlands
Avg. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Glasgow to East Midlands via Belfast City
Avg. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham
Avg. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast City
Avg. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester
Avg. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast City
Avg. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Avg. Duration
3 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton
Avg. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Avg. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Avg. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Train operators
Virgin Trains East Coast
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
Train from Edinburgh to Newark North Gate
Avg. Duration
3 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$85 - $130
Train from York to Doncaster
Avg. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
2nd Class
$14 - $21
1st Class
$25 - $40
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Leeds
Avg. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$60 - $95
Anytime Single
$100 - $160
Off-Peak Single
$100 - $160
Train from Birmingham New Street to Nottingham
Avg. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $45
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Lincoln Central
Avg. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Meadowhall to Lincoln Central
Avg. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Lincoln Central
Avg. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Nottingham to Lincoln Central
Avg. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $12
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Single
$23 - $35
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to Nottingham
Avg. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$23 - $35
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$65 - $100
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Avg. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $20
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Sheffield
Avg. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $17
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $35
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 1 & 2) to Meadowhall Interchange
Avg. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Stagecoach in Lincolnshire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Doncaster Town Centre, Doncaster Frenchgate Interchange to Gainsborough, Bus Station
Avg. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Edinburgh to Lincoln?

The distance between Edinburgh and Lincoln is 348 km. The road distance is 404 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Lincoln?

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Lincoln is to bus and train which costs £45 and takes 9 h 14 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Edinburgh to Lincoln?

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Lincoln is to train which takes 4 h 44 min and costs £50.

Is there a direct train between Edinburgh and Lincoln?

No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Lincoln. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Lincoln Central via Newark North Gate. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 44 min.

How long does it take to get from Edinburgh to Lincoln?

It takes approximately 4 h 44 min to get from Edinburgh to Lincoln, including transfers.