The main train station in Liverpool is Liverpool Lime Street. Tourists which like to explore the city by foot will not need any other station as all major sights are a 15 min. walk or less away.
Virtually all long-distance trains from/to Liverpool stop there, though there are a number of stations with long distance service as well (e.g. Liverpool South Parkway which has a bus link to Liverpool Airport). Most stations however are served by the Merseyrail network only which is a kind of suburban railway. This includes Liverpool Central, the busiest station in Liverpool. Liverpool Lime Street is well connected to Manchester Piccadilly and Victoria stations as well as to Manchester Airport (via Piccadilly). Other direct connections outside the Industrial North include Birmingham, London and Norwich via Nottingham.
Look out for Day Ranger offers - these are not available everywhere but can save you some money. Day ranger passes are available for the Merseyside and Lancashire area - including Chester and Manchester. The Northern vending machines have them but the staff at the ticket counters will help you out. The Trainline (thetrainline.co.uk) offers good prices for tickets booked in advance as well.
The station building itself is a good example of recent refurbishment which preserved the Victorian atmosphere while letting daylight into the stations. It is located Northeast to the city centre, close to St. George's Hall and the World Museum.
Liverpool One is the new shopping centre linked across the road from the Albert Dock.
The entrance to the enormous underground car park with 1900 spaces is via a slip road from the main road that runs along the front of the city, the A5036.
Address: 35 Strand Street, Liverpool. L1 8LT
The car park is on a few levels with flights of stairs and lifts to the exits.
Public toilets are available.
This car park is well situated for visitors to park and enjoy the River Mersey, Albert Dock, Liverpool One shopping centre and the city centre.
If you want to explore by rail from Liverpool by train a Cheshire Day Ranger offers good value unlimited travel for one day. The ticket covers an area bounded by Liverpool - Birkenhead - Shotton - Chester - Crewe - Kidsgove - Manchester Picadilly - Earlestown - Liverpool plus all Wirral line stations, Crewe - Whitchurch , Kidsgrove - Stoke on Trent , Stockport - Buxton , Manchester Picadilly - New Mills/Hadfield/Glossop. After 8.45.
Good value at £21.00, children £10.50 and with a railcard £13.85. 2013 prices.
This is a good value day rover ticket that allows unlimited travel in one day in an area bounded by Liverpool Lime St / James St, the Irish Sea coast (but not the Wirral), Manchester Victoria/Picadilly, Eccles, Bolton, Blackburn, Clitheroe, Colne, Burnley, Littleborough, Oldham, Silverdale and Wennington.
£21.00 for adults, child £10.50 and with a railcard £13.85.
After 08.45. (2013 prices)
Merseyrail delivers train services around Liverpool and Merseyside including to the Wirral Peninsula and Southport. Please see their website for further information including timetables and schedules.
In March 2013, I got on a Merseyrail train on the Wirral Line from Liverpool Central Station to Port Sunlight and I disembarked at St James's Station on my return journey. The journey took me approximately 15-20 minutes and cost me 3.40 gbp for a day return (March 2013).
I met my friends at the Coach Station on our first day as they travelled by coach from Manchester Airport.
I don't usually travel by coach so I wouldn't have any idea what the fares and travel times would be. I know they do special discounted fares to and from London. It is better checking on the National Express or Megabus websites for further information including fares and timetables.
In October 2011 I took a train to Liverpool from Manchester Piccadilly. It took me 45 minutes to reach Liverpool Lime Street Station and cost me 10.50 gbp (Off peak day return - October 2011). I travelled on an East Midlands Train where the journey started at Nottingham and terminated at Liverpool.
When I returned to Liverpool in March 2013 I took a direct Transpennine Express train from Leeds. The journey took almost two hours to reach Liverpool Lime Street Station. I booked an advance ticket and it cost me 27.00 gbp return (March 2013) and had to travel at specified times. I could have got it cheaper but left my travel arrangements rather at the last minute but still saved a bit of money than buying a ticket on the day. The train journey started in Scarborough and terminated in Liverpool and on the way back the train terminated in York.
Transpennine Express, Northern Rail, East Midlands Trains, London Midland and Virgin Trains are the train companies that operate to and from Liverpool Lime Street Station. Please check their websites for further information and prices.
The Queensway tunnel is a toll tunnel which runs underneath the River Mersey and runs between Liverpool and Birkenhead. The tunnel costs £1.50 per single journey for a car and costs more if you are driving a van or a lorry.
The Kingsway tunnel is a toll tunnel which is under the River Mersey. The tunnel connects Liverpool to Wallasey and costs £1.50 for a car per one way journey, the cost of vans and lorrys will be more. The tunnel is 1 and a half miles long and was opened by the Queen in 1971.
As well as the Kingsway tunnel it also goes by the name of the Wallasey tunnel after the town it connects too.
John Lennon Airport has very few carparks and they are stupidly expensive. Park and Fly has parking on a nice farm and will beat any price you can find eleswhere.
I have used them 5 times and they operate 24 hrs a day. The trip to the airport takes 5 minutes.
OFFICE : 0151 425 4688
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Liverpool Football Club can be found in the suburb of Anfield. We took the number 26 bus from Liverpool One bus station. The bus is the service for Sheil Road Circular. It took approximately 10-15 minutes to get there and there is a bus stop right outside the football ground. Just press the button to get off as soon as you see the Kop stand in the distance! On our way back to the centre we took the bus number 27 (also Sheil Road Circular) which followed the route we came in on. Buses depart from Liverpool One bus station every 10 minutes.
If you are going to see Soccer Football, Everton at Goodison Park, or Liverpool at Anfield Stadium; you can travel direct from the city centre by train/metro and "Soccerbus".
At any Merseyrail station ask for a "Soccerbus" ticket. The ticket includes train and bus to/from the stadium.
Take the underground-metro trains to Sandhills Station.
All three northern line trains stop at Sandhills (South Parkway-Central-Moorfields to Kirby or Ormskirk or Southport, all stop at Sandhills).
From Sandhills turn right out of the station. A fleet of double decker busses run a continuous relay service to/from the football grounds on match days/nights.
There is a lift/elevator at the station.
Liverpool's main train station is Lime Street. As well as services to and from the local Merseyside area, you can get regular rail connections to and from many English cities such as York, Manchester, Birmingham and London. There is also a train service which runs to Liverpool South Parkway for connections to Liverpool John Lennon Airport. Alternatively you can get a bus to the airport from outside Lime Street Station.
There are four ways to cross the Mersey - on the under river railway between James Street and Hamilton Square, by ferry or by one of the two road tunnels. The first Mersey road tunnel was officially opened on 18 July 1934 by King George V and Queen Mary. The tunnel was the largest underwater road tunnel in the world and was seen in Merseyside and England as a great ‘first’. The tunnel was named Queensway in honour of Queen Mary. The tunnel runs between the city centre and Birkenhead.
Due to demand a second tunnel was needed and this was to link the Scotland Road area and Wallasey. Queen Elizabeth II opened the new tunnel on 24 June 1971 which was named Kingsway in honour of her grandfather George V, the King who had opened Queensway thirty-seven years before.
I have only been through the 1937 tunnel - not a good driving experience. The lanes are narrow and it bends occasionally. A third tunnel is now at the planning stage.
The city center is all fairly close together, most of it is walkable if your in decent shape i would say 45 mins walk from one side to the other. If you don't fancy a walk black cabs are the best way to get around but are very expensive, bussed are good also (and a LOT cheaper).
If you see a big line of black cabs use the one at the front! and if you journey is just around the corner the driver may be a little irritated as he has probably been queing up for ages for the fare
private hire taxis are a lot cheaper than using black cabs and a lot easier than using loads of trains/buses. we used ppr cars, we visited various locations in Liverpool and Chester.