High temperature low cycle fatigue behaviour of cast nickel-based superalloy Inconel 738LC in as-received condition and coated with an Al-Si diffusion layer was studied. The Al-Si protective layer was deposited on the gauge section of cylindrical specimens using the slurry technique. Fatigue tests were performed on cylindrical specimens under total strain control in symmetrical cycle at 800 °C in air. The coating has a beneficial effect on fatigue life in the low amplitude domain. The stress response of the coated material is higher for high amplitudes in comparison with the uncoated one. Fracture surfaces and sections parallel to the specimen axis have been examined to study fatigue damage mechanisms.