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    Lincoln
    Platform 4
    05:26
    Lincoln
    Platform 4
    05:55
    Newark North Gate
    Platform 3
    06:06
    Newark North Gate
    Platform 2
    07:30
    London Kings Cross
    on time
    London Kings Cross
    1 change
    Peak
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    Lincoln
    Platform 3A estimated
    06:54
    Lincoln
    Platform 3A estimated
    07:22
    Newark North Gate
    Platform 3 estimated
    07:37
    Newark North Gate
    Platform 2 estimated
    08:51
    London Kings Cross
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    1 change
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    Lincoln
    Platform 4 estimated
    07:04
    Lincoln
    Platform 4 estimated
    09:55
    London St Pancras International
    Platform 4 estimated
    09:55
    London St Pancras International
    10:11
    London Kings Cross
    London Kings Cross
    1 change
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    London Kings Cross
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    Lincoln
    Platform 3A estimated
    07:59
    Lincoln
    Platform 3A estimated
    08:24
    Newark North Gate
    Platform 3 estimated
    08:39
    Newark North Gate
    Platform 2 estimated
    10:00
    London Kings Cross
    Platform 6 estimated
    on time
    London Kings Cross
    Platform 6 estimated
    1 change
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    Lincoln
    Platform 4A estimated
    08:00
    Lincoln
    Platform 4A estimated
    09:23
    Peterborough
    Platform 1 estimated
    09:50
    Peterborough
    Platform 3 estimated
    10:40
    London Kings Cross
    on time
    London Kings Cross
    1 change
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    Lincoln
    Platform 4A estimated
    09:10
    Lincoln
    Platform 4A estimated
    09:39
    Newark North Gate
    Platform 3 estimated
    10:19
    Newark North Gate
    Platform 2 estimated
    11:39
    London Kings Cross
    on time
    London Kings Cross
    1 change
    Super Off Peak
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    Lincoln
    Platform 4A estimated
    10:16
    Lincoln
    Platform 4A estimated
    10:40
    Newark North Gate
    Platform 3 estimated
    10:55
    Newark North Gate
    Platform 2 estimated
    12:22
    London Kings Cross
    Platform 1 estimated
    on time
    London Kings Cross
    Platform 1 estimated
    1 change
    Super Off Peak
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    Lincoln
    Platform 2 estimated
    10:18
    Lincoln
    Platform 2 estimated
    11:34
    Peterborough
    Platform 1B estimated
    11:50
    Peterborough
    Platform 3 estimated
    12:40
    London Kings Cross
    Platform 3 estimated
    on time
    London Kings Cross
    Platform 3 estimated
    1 change
    Super Off Peak
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    Lincoln
    Platform 4 estimated
    on time
    London Kings Cross
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    0 changes
    Super Off Peak

Journey information from Lincoln to London Kings Cross

  • Train Fares from: £14
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  • Changes: Direct

Azuma’s first voyage from Lincoln to London

5 stars - " Top notch service in First Class"

I took the inaugural LNER Azuma service from Lincoln Central to London Kings Cross, departing at 11:18. The service called at Newark North Gate, Grantham, Peterborough, Stevenage and London Kings Cross.

It seems sensible to make clear from the outset that this was not an ordinary journey. As the first-ever Azuma service from Lincoln to London, the excitement at the station was palpable. Local business owners, LNER representatives and local residents turned out to welcome the Azuma into Lincoln Central – the service between Lincoln and London will open up unprecedented business and tourism connections between the capital and the East Midlands. As its first passengers, we were treated to Azuma swag and goodie bags full of locally sourced produce. While that won’t be available on ordinary journeys, this review will still be useful for anyone taking the Azuma from Lincoln to London.

Boarding the train

Azuma trains are the crown jewel of LNER’s fleet; modern, comfortable, and fast. When an Azuma pulls into the station, you’ll know about it. Built by Hitachi UK, they use the same technology as Japanese Bullet trains and are distinguishable by their silver and red exterior, and distinctive yellow nose. The train was made up of five carriages, significantly smaller than the usual 9-car Azuma trains.

I had a seat in First Class. The seats in the carriage were arranged in a 2+1 formation with tables of four lining one side. There’s plenty of legroom in First; I’m 6'1" (rounded up, of course!) and had about a foot of space between my knees and the back of the seat in front of me. The seats were made of fabric – not leather – which might bother the fussiest of First Class travellers, but I found them to be comfortable and spacious.

The service on board

The on-board service was excellent. No sooner had the train started moving than the LNER staff came around with complimentary tea and coffee, served in proper china. Our orders were then taken for lunch. I opted for the chicken casserole. The meal was tasty and served on proper crockery (there were no paper plates in sight!), but the portion wasn’t massive. It was a similar size to what you would expect on a long-haul flight. This was followed by a lemon posset for dessert. The staff were very friendly and always on hand to top up our refreshments – by this point, they were serving complimentary gin & tonics!

Interestingly, the First Class menu nods to local suppliers along Azuma’s routes, using ingredients from food suppliers in Newcastle, York, Hull and other Azuma destinations.

The journey itself

Despite travelling at speeds of 125mph, the Azuma is very quiet. This allowed me to work on my laptop undisturbed throughout the journey. The scenery outside was pretty, we passed through lots of Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire countryside. The fields are flat and stretch as far as the eye can see. Countryside gives way to flats and housing developments as the train enters Greater London - keep an eye out for Emirates Stadium just before arriving at Kings Cross station.

Freddie’s top tip:

If you’re booking in advance, consider travelling First Class. Admittedly it’s more expensive, but the complimentary meal and drinks really ensures you get bang for your buck. The service is second-to-none!

  • How long does it take to travel from Lincoln to London Kings Cross by train?

    The average journey time between Lincoln and London Kings Cross is . On an average weekday, there are 10 trains travelling from Lincoln to London Kings Cross. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

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  • What is the fastest journey from Lincoln to London Kings Cross by train?

    The fastest journey time by train is .

  • How much does the train from Lincoln to London Kings Cross cost?

    Train tickets from Lincoln to London Kings Cross can start from as little as £14 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

  • Are there direct trains from Lincoln to London Kings Cross?

    Yes, it is possible to travel from Lincoln to London Kings Cross without having to change trains. Use our journey planner above to get direct train times from Lincoln to London Kings Cross.

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  • What is the distance between Lincoln and London Kings Cross?

    The distance between Lincoln and London Kings Cross is 118 miles.

    Distance: 118 miles
  • What time is the first train from Lincoln to London Kings Cross?

    The first train from Lincoln to London Kings Cross departs at .

    What time is the last train from Lincoln to London Kings Cross?

    The last train from Lincoln to London Kings Cross departs at .

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    No sleeper services are available. There may also be fewer services on weekends and public holidays; use the Journey Planner above to search for a specific train on your chosen travel date.
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    *Please note that not all types of train tickets are available for every journey. Factors such as the time, date and train company you'll be using can affect the availability of each one.

Lincoln to London Kings Cross timetable

Check out the next trains departing from Lincoln to London Kings Cross for Friday 7th Aug 2020. For the full train timetable, or to search for a later time or date, click here.

DepartsArrivesDuration
05:2607:302h 4m, 1 change
06:5408:511h 57m, 1 change
07:0410:113h 7m, 1 change
07:3009:261h 56m, direct
07:5910:002h 1m, 1 change
08:0010:402h 40m, 1 change
09:1011:392h 29m, 1 change
10:1612:222h 6m, 1 change
10:1812:402h 22m, 1 change
11:2713:231h 56m, direct

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from London Kings Cross to Lincoln.

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