Getting Here

Liverpool's excellent transport network provides easy access to and from multiple UK, European and international destinations.

By Car

Liverpool City Region is well served by the UK motorway network. From the M6 take the M62, M58 or M56 direct to the destination. On arrival, you will find a selection of secure multi-storey car parks in the city centre, offering ample parking facilities.

By Bus

Bus is an ideal way to explore Liverpool. If you are local, leave the car at home and connect with Arriva bus services at Liverpool ONE, Queen Square, and other key interchanges to get to and from the city centre. If you are coming from further afield, there is a dedicated service to and from Liverpool John Lennon Airport and connections with rail interchanges. Plan your journey using the Arriva website and app.

By Train

Liverpool has excellent rail links to destinations across the UK, making it extremely accessible wherever you’re coming from. Virgin Trains operates a regular direct high-speed service from the centre of London to Liverpool in a little over two hours, while there are also frequent direct services connecting Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Birmingham and other major cities.

For the first two weeks of the festival, Liverpool Lime Street is undergoing a major renovation and expansion. While it means there will be some changes to services, it’s still very easy and fast to get here by train – check Network Rail’s dedicated page which has a full rundown of the latest details for each destination. The other major station in Liverpool is Liverpool South Parkway, located close to Liverpool John Lennon Airport offering a very frequent service into the centre of Liverpool.

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By Plane

Liverpool John Lennon Airport is only nine miles from the city centre, with excellent travel links across the region. The airport offers over 70 inbound UK and European routes, with convenient and cost-effective air travel from most major European cities. Manchester Airport is only 50 minutes from Liverpool, offering many direct long-haul routes into the Northwest.