Where is Lincoln?
Lincoln is a small, historic city situated in the East Midlands region of England. It is within easy reach of other nearby cities such as Nottingham and Sheffield and it is only one hour away from the Lincolnshire east coast.
BGU campus is located in uphill Lincoln, in the Cathedral Quarter of the city, and it is only 5 minutes’ walk from the magnificent Lincoln Cathedral, the historic castle and the boutique shops on Steep Hill and Bailgate.
Travelling by Road
Our postcode is: LN1 3DY
- Join the A46 Lincoln by-pass and follow signs for Lincoln North.
- At the roundabout with the A15 head towards the city centre along Riseholme Road to the first roundabout and turn left taking the first exit into Longdales Road.
- The entrance to the visitors’ and the student car park is approximately 100 metres on the right.
Travelling by plane
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45 minutes from Lincoln (distance by road)
This is the nearest airport to the University. It is a small, yet rapidly growing airport.
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Doncaster Sheffield Airport
1 hour from Lincoln (distance by road)
The Doncaster Sheffield Airport (formerly Robin Hood Airport) in Nottingham is the UK’s newest purpose-built international Airport.
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East Midlands Airport (Nottingham, Leicester, Derby)
1 hour 20 minutes from Lincoln (distance by road)
East Midlands Airport serves more than 100 destinations and is easily accessible by train, car and coach from the M1, A42 / M42 and A50.
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2 hours 10 minutes from Lincoln (distance by road)
This is a reasonably large airport with an increasing number of airlines flying to and from Manchester.
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2 hours 10 minutes from Lincoln (distance by road)
This is the fourth busiest airport in the UK and is situated just outside of London. Many leading low-cost scheduled airlines have made Stansted their base.
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2 hour 40 minutes from Lincoln (distance by road)
Heathrow is the world’s busiest international airport and is situated just within the outskirts of London. Regarded as the hub of the aviation world, around 90 airlines have made Heathrow their base. The airport has four terminals (with a fifth under construction) and serves over 180 destinations in over 90 countries.
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3 hours 20 minutes from Lincoln (distance by road)
Gatwick is the busiest single-runway airport in the world, the second-largest airport in the UK and the seventh busiest international airport in the world. Around 90 airlines operate from Gatwick’s two terminals, serving around 200 destinations.
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Travelling by Rail
Lincoln is linked by train to some of the UK’s major cities including Nottingham, Sheffield, Leeds and London (through London King’s Cross train station). There is only one train station in Lincoln, called Lincoln Central, and it is conveniently located between Lincoln’s High Street and Central Bus Station. Travellers can find taxis immediately outside Lincoln train station and a taxi to the BGU campus usually costs around £5.00-£10.00 (depending on the time of day/night).
If you are arriving with luggage, we would strongly recommend either taking a bus or a taxi ride to the BGU campus as, in order to reach the University, travellers have to ascend Lincoln’s famous Steep Hill (an approx. 200ft/61m climb), known as England’s fourth steepest street.
Train Tickets and Timetables
- The Trainline – to purchase all tickets, nationally
- LNER (London North Eastern Railway) – best for tickets from London to Lincoln
- Transport for London – for information on travelling in and around London, including the London Underground (“The Tube”)
- London Underground "Tube" Map
Bus Tickets and Timetables
Lincoln Central Bus Station is located opposite Lincoln Central train station and it is a modern transport hub with indoor seating, a cafe and public toilets. You can reach the BGU campus by bus and there is stop just a few meters away from campus on Newport/Broadway. The journey will take approximately 15 minutes and a single ticket will cost less than £5.00. For up to date route details use the timetable links below,
- Stagecoach – a bus company who run most of the buses in and around Lincoln
- Lincoln Bus Route Map – BGU is situated on the corner of Newport and Longdales Road and the nearest stop is on Newport/Broadway
- Lincoln Bus – an independent bus information network for Lincoln
- National Express – a national coach company, connecting major cities
Further Information and Useful Links
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