Getting here

The Asylum Steampunk Festival takes place in the historic City of Lincoln.


For downloadable PDF maps and  guides of Lincoln including Bus Routes, Cycle Routes and a Train Map visit the Visit Lincoln website.

By Road

From the North
Via the A15 (Hull) or the A46 (Grimsby)

From the South
Via the A46 (Leicester, Nottingham, Newark) or the A1 and A15 (London, East Anglia)

From the East
Via the A158 (Skegness)

From the West
Via the A1 and A57 (Leeds, Worksop, Sheffield)

Lincoln Car Parks

By Train

Lincoln Central railway station is located in the south of the city centre within easy walking distance of Lincoln High Street, the main shopping areas and the historic Cathedral Quarter.

Lincoln by Train

Direct connections are provided by East Midlands Trains, Virgin Trains East Coast and Northern Rail which operate daily services to Peterborough, Leicester, Nottingham, Sheffield, Doncaster and London.

We would advise you to plan your trip in advance with an online route planner or by phone with TrainTracker 0871 200 49.

More information on the train station and its services can be found here.

You can find the station at:

Lincoln Railway Station
St Mary’s Street

The train station is fully accessible for wheelchairs.

By Bus

Our local and regional buses provide a good method of transport to get to Lincoln to move around the city. There are good bus connections throughout Lincolnshire and Lincoln.

Lincoln by Bus

Lincoln Bus Station

You can find the central bus station just outside the city centre on Meville Street:

Meville Street

For all timetable and route information please visit the Lincolnshire County Council website or call in to the Travel Shop at the bus station.

Local operators include Stagecoach and PC Coaches.

Lincoln by Bus

Walk & Ride Steep Hill Shuttle

The Lincoln Walk & Ride Steep Hill Shuttle is a useful local bus service which operates to link the Cathedral Quarter with the High Street, Cultural and Brayford Waterfront Quarters stopping at most key points across the city.

The Walk & Ride Steep Hill Shuttle runs 6 days a week throughout the year: Monday to Saturday: 9.10am – 2:47pm, 4:10pm – 5:22pm.

Walk & Ride tickets can be purchased on the bus.

Lincoln Castle Shuttle

The Lincoln Castle Shuttle offers a daily park & ride service from Whisby Garden Centre (LN6 9BY) to Lincoln’s Cathedral Quarter (Newport, LN1 3XY).

The service starts at 9:30am and runs every 15-20 minutes with the last bus arriving at the Garden Centre at 7pm.

The 300 space car park at Whisby Garden Centre makes a hassle free and inexpensive alternative to parking in the city centre. Tickets cost £6 per car and can be purchased in advance on the Lincoln Castle website or on the bus itself.

By Air

East Midlands Airport
Nottingham train station is just a short bus journey from East Midlands Airport. Passengers travelling to Nottingham railway station can connect onto the Nottingham Skylink bus. This is a cost of £5.

There is a direct train From Nottingham to Lincoln costing around £7.50. Please see the National Rail website for details.

Alternatively book via the East Midlands official website.

Humberside Airport
Humberside is the closest airport to Lincoln. Most flights arrive via connections from international hubs throughout Europe but mainly from Amsterdam. You will need to check with your travel agent or the airport website to find out costs and if there are any direct flights from your home country.

Travel links are very limited from Humberside Airport and the easiest way is to take a taxi. This will take approximately 40 minutes, costing around £40.

Airport Taxis 01652 688 132


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