Travel in the UK

Travel in the UK 

Arriving in the UK

You will have to pass through Immigration when you arrive in the UK, so it is important for you to know what to expect. We recommend that you read the information on the Home Office website.

If you are intending to bring your own electrical items to the UK, you may need a UK power adaptor. Power adaptors are available to buy in airport and ferry terminals.

Arriving in Lincoln

Air

Lincoln is unique position of lying between three international airports – all within one hour’s travel time:

  • Humberside Airport (near Grimsby)
  • Robin Hood Airport (near Doncaster)
  • East Midlands Airport (near Nottingham)

Rail

The University is less than a 10-minute walk away from the train station.

Bus

The bus station is less than a 10-minute walk away from the Lincoln campus.

Road

Road access is via the A1 with intersections at Newark (A46) from the South and near Retford (A57) from the North. The city is 40 miles east of Nottingham on the A46 and 40 miles south of the Humber Bridge on the A15. 

Taxi

Some of the local taxi firms include:

  • Handsome: +44 (0)1522 545352
  • Direct: +44 (0)1522 567567
  • Discount: +44 (0)1522 800800

Parking at the Lincoln campus

If you are going to bring a car to work, you will need a parking permit for which there is a small monthly charge. For full details, please see the information from our Estates team.

Arriving in Holbeach

Air

Norwich Airport is 60 miles south east from Holbeach. Among other destinations it has good connections to Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Manchester and Amsterdam Airport (Schiphol) offering fast connections to more than 800 destinations worldwide.

Rail

Holbeach is not connected to the national rail network. The nearest train stations are in Spalding, Boston and King’s Lynn. 

Bus

The main bus route to Holbeach from Spalding or King’s Lynn is bus 505. 

Road

Road access is from the A17 with intersections at Sleaford (A15) from the North (Lincoln); at Newark (A1) from the Northwest; from the Southeast via Kings Lynn and Norwich; at Peterborough (A1) from the Southeast.

If you experience any difficulties finding the campus, please telephone +44 (0)1406 493000.

Taxi

Some of the local taxi firms include:

  • Bob Bailey Taxi +44(0)1406 422877
  • Holbeach Cars +44 (0)1406 426636
  • Smart Cabs (0)1775 767676
  • Spalding Taxis +44 (0)1755 722115

Parking at the Holbeach campus

There are two car parking areas on the Holbeach campus. One car park is situated at the rear of Minerva House and is accessed by taking the first right turn past the main entrance. A further car park is situated at the rear of the National Centre for Food Manufacturing (NCFM).