Where is the showground?

We want to make sure your trip to the Lincolnshire Show is as simple as possible, which is why we've put together information about travelling to Lincoln, the best places to stay and any travel FAQ's you might have. 

Read the sections below to plan your route to the Lincolnshire Show.

If you still have a question please visit our Contact Us page and send us an email.

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Show Day Traffic Information

As in previous years the A15 from the A46 Lincoln By-pass to the A631 at Caenby Corner is closed to all but Show traffic. In order to arrive at the Show with minimal delays please note the following advice.

Please follow the directions and instructions that are given by Traffic Marshalls, Police Officers and Society Stewards – they are aware of where delays currently are and which car parks have the most space.

Plan to approach to the Showground the way you wish to depart.

Routes to the Show will be signposted. Please follow directions and comply with signage and instructions

Car parks

All car parks will be colour coded (Black, Green, Brown and White) see map for designated areas.

Members' car park - access via Gate 6 on the B1398 Middle Street (Burton Road) or Gate 1 from the A15 (Northbound).

Disabled badge holders - there will be designated areas available in Brown and White car parks. Disabled badge holders will be directed to these areas regardless of which entrance to the Showground they use. Pre-booked Motability scooters are located in the Brown and White car parks.

Drop off and Pick-up points – service coaches, buses and taxis should use Gate 6 on the B1398 Middle Street (Burton Road). This entrance is also to be used for private cars intending to drop off and pick up visitors to the Show. This is the only point that should be used for drop offs and pick-ups.


Traffic from the M180, Scunthorpe and North Lincolnshire can approach the Showground by using either the A15 or the B1398 and will enter via Gates 2 or 5.

Traffic from the North East Lincolnshire, Market Rasen and Louth areas should join the A15 at Caenby Corner and will enter the Showground via Gates 2 or 5.

Traffic from the North Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire and Gainsborough should use A156 joining the A1500 (Tillbridge Lane) and enter via Gates 5 or 6.

Traffic from the Skegness, Horncastle and the east should proceed along the A158 (Wragby Road) and follow directional signs and, dependent on traffic conditions at the time, will be directed to the Showground via the A15 and Gate 1, or through the city of Lincoln and approach via the B1398 to Gate 6.

Traffic from the south, west and Nottinghamshire should follow the A46 and then the A15 to the Showground.

Traffic approaching from the city of Lincoln or the south via Sleaford should follow signs to the B1398, Burton Road and enter through Gate 6.

All coaches will be directed to Gate 6 on the B1398 (Middle Street/Burton Road).

Bus Service

Stagecoach has tailored its routes and timetables to accommodate visitors to the Lincolnshire Show. Here are the key routes and schedules:

  • Lincoln to Lincolnshire Showground (Service 555): They will be running buses up to the Showground from Lincoln Central Railway Station. The first bus will run at 8:30 am with the last bus from the Showground leaving at 18:30 pm. Buses will run via Burton Road and will pick up along the route.Download the 2024 Bus Timetable
  • Gainsborough to Lincolnshire Showground (Service 554): Service 554 from Gainsborough Bus Station will begin at 08:05 am, picking up at Lea Green at 8:12 am, Knaith Park at 8:15 am, Willingham by Stow at 8:22 am, Stow at 8:25 am and Sturton by Stow at 8:30 am, arriving at the Showground at 8:45 am.

The return bus will leave the showground at 1745, arriving back at Gainsborough Bus Station at 1820. Download the 2024 Bus Timetable

Departing the Lincolnshire Show

Please consider the time at which you plan to leave the Showground in order to avoid the rush at the end of the day. We host around 12,000 cars on Show days and so unfortunately some queuing may be inevitable.

National Rail enquiries

For rail routes to Lincoln Station please visit www.nationalrail.co.uk for further information.