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Please continue to wear a face covering throughout your journey, unless you’re exempt. 

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Lincoln Buses

Travel with Confidence 

With architectural finery dating back to the 11th Century, Lincoln offers an eye-opening day out for history enthusiasts, photographers and families. Centrally located, Lincoln is within a stone’s throw of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and has connections to cities like Sheffield and Doncaster. Whether you’re long-hauling it or exploring locally, you’ll find great deals on the bus with Stagecoach.


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Lincoln bus pass tickets

Hop on and off with a sight-seeing tour of Lincoln, courtesy of Stagecoach.

Tour around the city centre for less with our Lincoln DayRider tickets. You can buy these on the bus or download the Stagecoach mobile app – great if you want to take advantage of our dayrider Plus, which allows you to go further for 15% less! Add the whole family for even cheaper travel.

If you’re going further afield or need to travel for longer, try our week-long MegaRider deals. You can buy these using your smart card or mobile app for fuss-free trips. Take unlimited journeys within the city, or connect to faraway zones with the 7-day MegaRider Connect pass.


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We also offer these discounts for up to four weeks, for the surrounding villages or outer cities. Ride around without limits for 28 days, or sign up to a rolling direct debit to benefit from these discounts in the long term. All you need is a smart card. We’ll do the rest. 

If you’re of State Pension age or consider yourself to have a disability, you may be able to qualify for free travel. Ask your local council for a concessionary bus pass and we’ll give you free travel on our concessions passes, subject to terms and conditions. If you don’t qualify, you can still make the most of our day tickets, plus our East Midlands Day Out and Lincoln City Tour explorer passes.

Popular Lincoln routes



Travel between Lincoln and Grantham

For a rich exploration of some of Britain’s finest National Trust attractions, jump on the 1 bus route from Lincoln to Grantham. Pick up your connection easily, with buses leaving every 30 minutes from Grantham railway station.


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Travel around Lincoln

Travel between Lincoln and North Hykeham

Get from Lincoln to North Hykeham in less than half an hour with the number 15. Buses leave from Lincoln bus station bay H, every 10 minutes from 5 minutes past the hour. If you’ve got further to go, the number 6 to Birchwood covers Hartsholme and Doddington Park, before returning again to Lincoln bus station. You can catch it every 20 minutes. 


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Visit Horncastle from Lincoln

Take a nature tour with a day trip to Horncastle, where you’ll find a quaint market town and stunning greenery, not to mention the 13th Century Bolingbroke Castle. The number 56 bus leaves at 20 minutes past and on the hour from Lincoln bus station.


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Flexibility in tickets

Due to the wide range of bus passes that we offer, there’s no need to spend your money on a taxi. Ranging from singles to MegaRiders, and discounted concession fares, there’s an affordable Stagecoach ticket for everyone in the Lincoln area.


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Lincoln Bus Station

You’ll find Lincoln Central Bus Station on St Mary’s Street, Lincoln, LN5 7FD. The facilities are open seven days a week and are within walking distance of Lincoln Central Train Station, as well as a multi-storey car park.

There are waiting areas inside, which are fully equipped with WiFi and ample seating. You’ll also find toilets with a baby changing area, a café, and a help desk. Please aim to arrive at the station between 10 and 15 minutes before your bus sets off. You can download the Stagecoach mobile app to check for live updates.


Travel in Lincoln

Lincoln mainline train station has connections to many major cities, which means it can become very crowded for commuters and may not offer flexible ticket options. A far more affordable travel option to the same destinations is to travel by bus. With our Plus and Connect tickets, you can travel as far as Doncaster for less, without stress.

There’s no need to fumble around for paper tickets. Just top up your smart card or download the mobile app for cheaper, easier travel.

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The Cathedral

Dated from 1072, the Lincoln Cathedral is the third largest in England, and undoubtedly one of the most enjoyable to visit. Lincoln Cathedral is one of the high points of Gothic architecture; a superbly harmonious showcase of decorative art. The west front, with its Norman arches set in a 13th-century screen, is quite simply stunning.

The wealth of statuary detail alone is worth hours, if not days, of examination.


International Bomber Command Centre 

The International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC) is a world-class facility to serve as a point for recognition, remembrance and reconciliation for Bomber Command. Providing the most comprehensive record of the Command in the world, the IBCC ensures that generations to come can learn of their vital role in protecting the freedom we enjoy today. 

Lincoln has been chosen for the site as it provides a central point for all 27 bases that earned Lincolnshire the title of ‘Bomber County’.