Getting Around Lancaster

Whether you’ve arrived by train, bus or car, we can help you get around the city easily.


On Foot

Firstly, Lancaster is a small city (with a big story to tell!) and can easily be explored on foot.   The Bus Station is located in the city centre and Lancaster Railway station is just 5mins walk away if you are planning to arrive by public transport.

Download one of our Visitor Maps or Heritage Trails to help you navigate the city.


By Bus

To get around Lancaster there are frequent bus services around the city and into the surrounding areas. Visit the Stagecoach website for routes and timetables.

Download the Stagecoach Bus App.


By Bike

Lancaster is a wonderful city to explore on bike with many off road cycle paths available to reach Morecambe, Glasson Dock, Carnforth and the Lune Valley along disused railway lines and canal towpaths.  Lancaster was also voted the “UK’s best city for cyclists” in a recent study by True Solicitors.

Explore cycling routes in and around Lancaster on the Sustrans website. Call in at the Visitor Information Centres to pick up a free cycling and walking map of the area and to purchase The Bay Cycle Way map, The Way of The Roses coast to coast map and the Lancashire Cycle Way book by Jon Sparks.


By Canal

The Lancaster Canal passes right through the heart of the city and provides some scenic walking and cycling routes out into the countryside. You can also see Lancaster and one of the wonders of the waterways by taking a trip on the Lune Aqueduct Cruise.

Explore the Lancaster Canal with the Canal & River Trust and Kingfisher Cruises.


By Taxi

Taxi companies in the city centre can transport you easily around the city and surrounding countryside.  The main taxi ranks can be found at the Railway Stations and the Bus Station.

  • 848 848 Radio Taxis – 01524 848848
  • 32090 Taxis – 01524 32090
  • Coastal Taxis – 01524 60000
  • A1 Taxis – 01524 35666

Visit the City Council’s official page for more information about Taxis and Private Hire.


By Car


By Train

If you are enjoying a longer stay in Lancaster then there are many different destinations within the Lancaster District to explore by train. Visit Morecambe or Heysham on the coast or head north or east to explore the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Visit the National Rail website for maps and timetables.

Visit Trainline to search for and book your tickets.