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There are 6 ways to get from London Paddington Station to Lincoln by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 7m

  1. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Newark North Gate
  2. Take the train from Newark North Gate to Lincoln Central

£19 - £208

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Bus  •  6h 3m

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Lincoln National Express

£10 - £12

4 alternative options

Line 46 bus, train  •  3h 48m

  1. Take the line 46 bus from Paddington Station Eastbourne Terrace to King's Cross St. Pancras 46
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Peterborough
  3. Take the train from Peterborough to Lincoln Central

£18 - £202

Train via Peterborough  •  3h 55m

  1. Take the train from Farringdon to Peterborough
  2. Take the train from Peterborough to Lincoln Central

£39 - £138

Drive  •  2h 32m

  1. Drive from London Paddington Station to Lincoln 141.1 miles

£21 - £35

Fly, train  •  5h 49m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield
  3. Take the train from Sheffield to Lincoln Central

£89 - £289

London Paddington Station to Lincoln by subway and train

The journey time between London Paddington Station and Lincoln is around 2h 50m and covers a distance of around 139 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 1m. Operated by London Underground (Tube), LNER and East Midlands Railways, the London Paddington Station to Lincoln service departs from Paddington and arrives in Lincoln Central. Typically 119 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2h 50m
Fastest journey time:
2h 1m
Services per week:
119
Cheapest price:
£19
Carbon emissions:
11 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:39
Last service departs at:
23:14

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London Paddington Station to Lincoln subway and train schedules

Departing Monday, June 21, 2021

London Paddington Station → Lincoln
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The most affordable way to get from London Paddington Station to Lincoln is to bus, which costs £9 - £13 and takes 6h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from London Paddington Station to Lincoln is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2h 32m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Paddington Station station to Lincoln. However, there are services departing from Paddington Rail Station and arriving at Lincoln via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 3m.

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No, there is no direct train from London Paddington Station to Lincoln. However, there are services departing from Paddington and arriving at Lincoln Central via London Kings Cross and Newark North Gate. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 7m.

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The distance between London Paddington Station and Lincoln is 120 miles. The road distance is 141.1 miles.

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The best way to get from London Paddington Station to Lincoln without a car is to train which takes 3h 7m and costs £19 - £210.

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It takes approximately 3h 7m to get from London Paddington Station to Lincoln, including transfers.

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London Paddington Station to Lincoln bus services, operated by National Express, depart from London Victoria Coach Station.

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London Paddington Station to Lincoln train services, operated by LNER, depart from London Kings Cross station.

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The best way to get from London Paddington Station to Lincoln is to train which takes 3h 7m and costs £19 - £210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £9 - £13 and takes 6h 3m.

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Map of how to get from London Paddington Station to Lincoln.
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  • Distance: 119.8 miles
  • Duration: 3h 7m

What companies run services between London Paddington Station, England and Lincoln, England?

You can take a train from London Paddington Station to Lincoln via King's Cross St. Pancras station, London Kings Cross, and Newark North Gate in around 3h 7m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Lincoln once daily. Tickets cost £8 - £11 and the journey takes 4h 30m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £240
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from London Kings Cross to Newark North Gate
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £150
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£15 - £22
Anytime Day Single
£60 - £90
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £150
Train from Newark North Gate to Lincoln Central
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£2 - £55
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£2 - £3
Anytime Day Single
£23 - £35
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£35 - £55
Train from London Kings Cross to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £110
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£10 - £14
Anytime Day Single
£45 - £70
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£70 - £110
Train from Peterborough to Lincoln Central
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£7 - £90
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£60 - £90
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from Newark North Gate to Lincoln Central
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£10 - £15
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£4 - £16
Off-Peak Single
£6 - £10
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£10 - £15
Train from Peterborough to Lincoln Central
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£28 - £45
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£12 - £28
Off-Peak Single
£23 - £35
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£28 - £45
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£21 - £35
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£9 - £23
Off-Peak Single
£17 - £25
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£21 - £35
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Kings Cross to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£30 - £45
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£30 - £45
Train from Farringdon to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £45
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£30 - £45
Hull Trains
Phone
+44 345 071 0222
Website
hulltrains.co.uk
Train from London Kings Cross to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£22 - £35
Website
hulltrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£16 - £23
Anytime Day Single
£22 - £35
Super Off-Peak Single
£30 - £40
Off-Peak Single
£34 - £39
Anytime Single
£35 - £50
TransPennine Express Service
Northern Rail
Phone
+44 800 200 6060
Email
enquiries@northernrailway.co.uk
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £28
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£16 - £21
Anytime Day 1st Class
£20 - £28
Train from Sheffield to Lincoln Central
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£19 - £35
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£19 - £24
Anytime Day 1st Class
£23 - £35
Bus operators
London Buses

London’s bus network covers Greater London with a 24-hour service, allowing you to take in the famous monuments and streetscapes from an iconic red double-decker bus. All London buses are all cashless, so you will need an Oyster card, Travel card or use contactless payment. You can also purchase a one-day bus-only pass from Tube stations. On the bus, you only need to touch on with your Oyster card (not off).

Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Paddington Station Eastbourne Terrace to King's Cross St. Pancras
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Lincoln
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£8 - £11
Website
National Express

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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London Paddington Station to Lincoln bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Lincoln station.

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London Paddington Station to Lincoln train services, operated by East Midlands Railways, arrive at Lincoln Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Paddington Station to Lincoln is 141 miles. It takes approximately 2h 32m to drive from London Paddington Station to Lincoln.

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British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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The best way to get from London Paddington Station to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 15 min and costs £4 - £35.

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