How to get to Liverpool
Manchester International Airport (MAN) is 45 minutes by motorway from Liverpool.
Duration of flights to Manchester International Airport from:
- Amsterdam 65 minutes
- Chicago 8.5 hours
- Dublin 45 minutes
- Dusseldorf 80 minutes
- Hong Kong 13 hours
- Madrid 2.5 hours
- New York 7.5 hours
- Paris 1 hour
- Rome 2.5 hours
Regular trains (2 an hour) leave Manchester Airport for Liverpool Lime St Station. There are direct trains with a journey time of about 1 hour, or trains with one change with a journey time of 1 1/2 hours. Check train time tables on the National Rail website.
Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL) also provides a variety of international flights.
There is regular bus service from Liverpool Airport into Liverpool city centre. The Arriva Service 80A runs to the Liverpool One Bus Station, as does the Arriva Service 86A, and the Arriva Airlink 500 also runs to Liverpool One and to Lime St Station.
From the M62, at the end of the motorway, continue straight ahead onto Edge Lane (A5080, then A5047) and look for signs for Liverpool City Centre and the University.
For sat-nav users, the post code for the University is L3 5TR
provides coach service between Liverpool and many destinations in the United
Kingdom. The National Express terminal in Liverpool is loctaed on Norton St,
approximately ten minutes by foot from the University.
From the exit, turn right and cross London Road into Seymour Street and Russell Street. Then turn left into Brownlow Hill and head towards the Metropolitan Catholic Cathedral.
Liverpool Lime St Station is well-served by the British Rail network with connections to
London and all other major British cities. Check the
National Rail website for
ticket information and booking.
Here are some travel times between Liverpool and other selected destinations:
- Birmingham 1.5-2 hours
- Cardiff 4 hours
- Edinburgh 3.5-4.5 hours (depending upon changes)
- Glasgow 3.5-4 hours
- Leeds 2 hours
- London (Euston) 2.5 hours
- Manchester 1 hour
- Southampton 4.5 hours
By foot, it is a 10-15 minute journey from Lime St Station to
the University. Take the main exit and turn left into Lime Street.
Then turn left again at the Britannia Adelphi Hotel and continue
up Brownlow Hill towards the Metropolitan Catholic Cathedral
and the Victoria Gallery & Museum (the red brick building with the clock tower).
A taxi service is available from the station at the Skelhorne St exit.
The Eurostar rail service operates between London (St Pancras), Paris, and Brussels, with further (non-Eurostar) connections to many major European cities.
Liverpool is linked to Dublin via ferry service and Birkenhead
(across the Mersey River from Liverpool) is linked to Belfast.
Check the timetables for further information and booking. If you're traveling between Belfast and Liverpool with your car, here is one ferry service that can accommodate you (check online for others).
If you are not a British Citizen or a citizen of one of the European Economic Area (EEA) countries, you may need an entry clearance (or visa) before you travel to the UK.
To find out if you need a visa and for further information, go to UKvisas.