There are 11 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 LNER  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Newark North Gate

$53 - $83

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to Sheffield Coach Station, Pond Street National Express
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to Lincoln Central

$37 - $51

9 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  6 h 15 min

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

$126 - $189

Bus  •  9 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 1 & 2) to Meadowhall Interchange M20
  2. Take the bus from Doncaster Town Centre, Doncaster Frenchgate Interchange to Gainsborough, Bus Station 98

$53 - $78

Drive  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Lincoln 252.5 miles

$50 - $80

Fly Edinburgh to East Midlands, train  •  5 h 32 min

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

$65 - $205

Train to Glasgow, fly to East Midlands, train  •  6 h 9 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

$79 - $226

Fly Edinburgh to Manchester, train  •  6 h 35 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

$82 - $231

Fly Edinburgh to London Luton, train  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Luton (LTN) EDI - LTN
  2. Take the train from Stevenage to Lincoln Central

$68 - $179

Fly Edinburgh to Birmingham, train  •  6 h 52 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

$109 - $315

Fly Edinburgh to London Stansted, train  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Stansted (STN) EDI - STN
  2. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Peterborough
  3. Take the train from Peterborough to Newark North Gate

$91 - $225

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Lincoln is to bus and train which costs £28 - £40 and takes 8 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Lincoln is to train which costs £40 - £65 and takes 4 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh station to Lincoln. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 1 & 2) and arriving at Lincoln, Barbican Hotel via Meadowhall Interchange, Doncaster Town Centre, Doncaster Frenchgate Interchange and Gainsborough, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 56 min.

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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 47 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Lincoln is 218 miles. The road distance is 252.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Lincoln without a car is to train which takes 4 h 47 min and costs £40 - £65.

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It takes approximately 4 h 47 min to get from Edinburgh to Lincoln, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Lincoln bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 1 & 2).

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Edinburgh to Lincoln train services, operated by LNER, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Lincoln is to train which takes 4 h 47 min and costs £40 - £65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £40 - £60 and takes 9 h 56 min.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to East Midlands Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Edinburgh to Lincoln bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Lincolnshire, arrive at Gainsborough, Bus Station.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Lincoln.
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  • Distance: 217.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 47 min

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

LNER operates a train from Edinburgh to Lincoln every 2 hours. Tickets cost $45 - $70 and the journey takes 3 h 17 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Lincoln via Meadowhall Interchange, Doncaster Town Centre, Doncaster Interchange (Frenchgate Shopping Centre), Doncaster Town Centre, Doncaster Frenchgate Interchange, and Gainsborough, Bus Station in around 9 h 56 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to East Midlands
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Glasgow to East Midlands
Ave. 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
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $180
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Newark North Gate
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$85 - $130
Train from Stevenage to Lincoln Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$23 - $35
1st Class
$40 - $65
Train from Peterborough to Newark North Gate
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$14 - $22
1st Class
$26 - $40
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Leeds
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $90
Anytime Single
$95 - $150
Off-Peak Single
$100 - $150
Train from Birmingham New Street to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$29 - $45
Train from Stansted Airport to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Lincoln Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Lincoln Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $25
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
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$7 - $12
Off-Peak Single
$15 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Single
$22 - $35
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $19
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Edinburgh to Sheffield Coach Station, Pond Street
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
nationalexpress.com
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
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Stagecoach in Lincolnshire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Doncaster Town Centre, Doncaster Frenchgate Interchange to Gainsborough, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
RoadCar - Stagecoach Lincs
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Doncaster Town Centre, Doncaster Interchange (Frenchgate Shopping Centre) to Gainsborough, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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