Travel to Liverpool
Liverpool Lime street is the main station of the city, with all inter-city lines arriving to and departing from there. This station is located just a 15 minute walk away from the University Campus. You can consult timetables of all lines serving Liverpool Lime Street and plan your journey here, including Virgin Trains, which travel from London Euston to Lime Street in just over 2 hours.
Private cars can pick and set down in the drop-off area of the short-stay car park off Skelhorne Street – access via Copperas Hill.
Sat nav postcode: L1 1JD
The taxi rank for Liverpool city black cabs is by the Skelhorne Street entrance.For more information visit traintaxi.
The main bus stops are on Lime Street.
Liverpool John Lennon Airport
Over 70 inbound UK and European routes are offered by Liverpool John Lennon Aiport. Visit the airport’s website here.
The best way to get from the airport to Liverpool city centre is the number 500 bus. Get on the bus at stand 3 at the airport and arrive at the Liverpool ONE bus station approximately 40 minutes later. Liverpool ONE is located in the centre of the city and a 30 minute walk from the University Campus or, alternatively, communicated via the Arriva 76 bus. You can buy a single bus ticket on the bus for £2.30, only cash will be accepted. Find the timetable for the 500 bus on the Mersey Travel website.
Please note, there is no train station at Liverpool John Lennon Airport.
Manchester Airport offer long haul routes from around the world, as well as routes from within the UK and Europe. Visit the airport’s website here.
You can get from Manchester Airport into Liverpool either by coach or train.
The coach will take around 1 hour from the airport to the Liverpool ONE bus station and prices start at £4 for a single ticket.
The cost of a single train journey starts at £6 and the journey will take approximately an hour and a half. You will arrive at Liverpool Lime Street station.
Liverpool’s National Express coach station is located in the heart of the city centre and within easy walking distance of all city centre attractions with city region attractions just a short connection away. Offering easy access from across the UK and with regular services to and from all major UK cities your delegates can easily access Liverpool through the counties motorway network. Also, a National Express stop can be found at Brownlow Hill, in the University Campus. You have more information here.
Please, plan your journey in advance and check for road closures.
Liverpool City Region is well-connected to the UK motorway network. From the M6 take the M62, M58 or M56 direct to the destination.
For Road closures please consult this website ahead of your journey.
Liverpool is a sea port and offers regular daily services to and from Belfast, Dublin and the Isle of Mann.
Travel in Liverpool
The local transport in Liverpool City Region prides itself on its accessibility making travel around the area easy for all. The Merseytravel website provides accessibility information on each mode of transport in the area, as well as access guides, useful contacts and links to learn more. Whilst you’re here, local travel centres can help with information on getting around.
Merseyrail trains run frequently throughout the day across 68 stations in and around the Liverpool area. With 4 city centre underground stations – Lime Street lower level, Liverpool Central, Moorfields and James Street – you can easily get around the city, giving you more time to see everything Liverpool has to offer. Tickets are simple too, with Day Savers for individual day travel and the Merseyrail Family Ticket if you’re all travelling together.
Merseyrail have two lines, the Wirral Line and the Northern Line serving as far as Chester on the Wirral Line or Southport on the Northern Line meaning Liverpool can be the base for your trip.
For more information and live travel updates, visit merseyrail.org or download their app for up to date travel information.
Liverpool is a compact city centre so it is easy to get around by bike and you’ll be able to pack even more into your day. There’s cycle parking nearby most venues which is shown on the Liverpool Cycle Map. If you’re arriving in Liverpool by train or ferry, bikes go free and are welcome on both, but please remember that trains can be busy at peak times.
The CityBike bicycle hire scheme is also available in the city centre. Sign up and you can collect and drop off a bike from any one of the many street stations – just turn up and go. Find more information here.
Bike & Go also allows you to hire a bike from participating train stations for a daily fixed rental charge – take it anywhere you like and keep it for the whole day.
Bus travel in and around Liverpool is a green, convenient and cost-effective way to explore the destination. The bus network is managed by Merseytravel, with two main city centre bus terminal – Liverpool ONE and Queen Square – complete with helpful staff who can provide personal travel advice. Most buses are fully accessible, with various ticket options ensuring the very best value travel.
There’s no shortage of taxis in Liverpool, making it quick and easy to grab a lift, whether you need to get to an attraction outside the city centre or just quickly whizz across town. Liverpool Lime Street Station has a taxi rank just outside if you wish to jump into a black cab, these can be hailed across the city just look for the orange light and you’ll know if they’re taking passengers.