Public and community transport
This section lists the transport options that are available in Lincolnshire and schemes which offer cheaper or easier access to transport.
The English National Concessionary Travel Scheme allows all eligible older and disabled people to travel for free during off peak (9:30am to 11pm Monday to Friday and all day on weekends and bank holidays) scheduled services anywhere in England.
For more information and to apply for a concessionary bus pass, visit the Lincolnshire County Council bus pass webpage.
CallConnect is a rural on-demand bus service available for anyone of any age and for any reason. The service is designed to improve transport opportunities in rural communities and market towns where conventional bus services are limited or infrequent.
CallConnect is generally unable to provide journeys where there is already a frequent commercial bus service.
You can use your concessionary bus pass on CallConnect buses and they are also able to accommodate wheelchair users.
Every CallConnect bus operates within an area of up 12 miles. The service serves small hamlets, remote villages, rural communities and market towns. This also allows passengers to connect to travel hubs and continue their journey further.
The service operates Monday to Friday 7am-7pm and Saturday 7:30am to 6:30pm.
For more information about Call Connect, including registering for the scheme, visit the CallConnect website.
Community Car Schemes offer flexible travel options which are available to the elderly and those less mobile. To find out if your village or town has a scheme, select it from the Lincolnshire County Council Transport Provider Search.
Dial-a-Ride is an accessible minibus service for disabled people and people over 60 who cannot use public transport. The scheme operates within six miles of Lincoln and a voluntary car scheme in other areas. More information is available on the Dial-a-Ride website.
Christ Church Stamford Community Transport Scheme is an accessible community bus for group hire which also offers trips for those unable to access public transports. The scheme also operates a voluntary car scheme. To find out more information you can visit the Christ Church Stamford Community Transport Scheme website.
All train service and timetable information for Lincolnshire is available on the National Rail website. National Rail also offers advice for passengers with disabilities, passengers with irregular luggage, regional railcards, and discounts.
National Rail offers railcards which can save you a 1/3 off the cost of most standard and first class rail fares.
Railcards that are currently available and usable in Lincolnshire are:
- 16-25 Railcard
- Disabled Persons Railcard
- Senior Railcard
- Two Together Railcard
- Family & Friends Railcard
For more information about the different cards including eligibility criteria, visit the Railcard website.
The Access Lincoln programme is designed to provide residents, commuters and visitors with more travel choices, helping people to save time and money, lead healthier lifestyles and protect the environment.
Park & Bike
There are two official Park & Bike schemes available in Lincoln allowing you to park on the outskirts of Lincoln and cycle into the city.
You can park your car for free at Skellingthorpe Community Centre or Burton Waters marina. Then you can use your own bike, or rent a hire bike to cycle to the city centre in less than 20 minutes.
For more information, including route maps, visit the Access Lincoln website.
Hirebike is an on-street bike sharing service, providing bicycles for hire for residents, commuters, and visitors across Lincoln.
Both pedal bikes and electric bikes are available from the 26 docking stations across Lincoln; electric bikes are available from 8 of the 26 stations. Simply key in your membership number and pin to the docking station and you can hire a bike. You can return your bike to any docking station.
For more information on Hirebike Lincoln, including prices and a map of docking stations, visit the Hirebike Lincoln website.
Cycle Storage in Lincoln
Lincoln Cycle Hub is situated at Lincoln railway station and provides safe storage for 196 bikes. It also has a toilet and changing facilities, making it easy to combine cycling and trail travel. A lifetime access key fob costs £10, for more information about Lincoln Cycle Hub, visit the Access Lincoln website.
St Marks Cycle Storage is situated at St Marks lower level car park and provides secure and free storage for 104 bikes. For more information about St Marks Cycle Storage, visit the Access Lincoln website.
Lincoln Park & Ride
The Park & Ride in Lincoln allows people travelling by car from the North of Lincoln to park for free in Waitrose (Searby Road, Lincoln, LN2 4DS) and continue to the city centre by paying for the bus.
You don't have to travel by car or park in Waitrose to use the bus service. More information about Lincoln Park & Ride, including fares and timetable, can be found on the Visit Lincoln website.
Lincoln Walk and Ride
The Walk and Ride bus (sometimes referred to as 'Steep Hill Shuttle' or 'Castle Shuttle') takes you to the cathedral quarter without having to walk up Steep Hill. The Walk and Ride operates during the day Monday to Saturday (except public holidays).
The service is fully accessible and can accommodate wheelchairs. It runs from Silver Street with two stops; opposite the Stonebow Centre and opposite the Constitutional Club with several uphill stops in the cathedral quarter.
There are other bus services which can take you to the cathedral quarter, this information can be found at www.lincsbus.info.