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Liverpool. How to reach Liverpool by plane, train, bus from the UK


Besides football, and the Fab Four.

It is undeniable that, even today, Liverpool is associated with the legendary Beatles. And it could not be otherwise.
Many have come, and continue to arrive, to set foot in the historic places of Beatlesmania: Mathew Street, Penny Lane or Strawberry Fields, for example.

Walking through the streets and the beautiful neighborhoods, however, the elegant and charming buildings also stand out. The many museums and art galleries. Shopping centers and shopping districts.
And of course football. Because this is also the home of the most loved sport. And the presence of the glorious football teams (Liverpool and Everton) is an example.




The plane is the best way to get to Liverpool. You can opt between John Lennon international airport, about 10 km from the center, and Manchester airport, about 70 km away.
John Lennon was named after the international airport that serves the city.
The airport is well connected, with direct flights, to the main European destinations. By bus you can reach the center and the areas of St Helens, Bootle, Halewood, Runcorn, Widnes, Huyton.

Manchester Airport is more than just an alternative, thanks to the high number of direct flights. It is the third busiest airport in England, located 14 km from Manchester.
From the airport you can easily use public transport, without making changes, and get to Liverpool.
With the Northern train, it takes about 90 minutes to reach Lime Street station. Prices start at 8.30£ per person at a super discounted non-refundable rate.
Alternatively, you can opt for bus 350 and 380.


The train is an excellent solution to reach Liverpool from short / medium range distances. Great for arriving from destinations in the UK.
Lime Street is the reference point for the railway connections of the city, and of all England.
The immense building, inaugurated way back in 1836, is also the oldest railway terminal in the world still in use.
It is located in the center, on busy Lime Street, and is well connected to the main destinations in England, Wales and Scotland.

Northern is the main railway companions operating on Lime Street. There are hourly connections to Manchester and Blackpool North. Rather frequent connections with Wigan.
Transpennin Express offers connections to Norwich, Manchester Victoria and York, up to sometimes Edinburgh.
Daily connections also with Glasgow, passing through Carlisle.


Compared to the train, reaching Liverpool by bus is a more practical and economic solution.
The bus station is located in the Canning Place area.

National Express offers numerous connections to the main British destinations, at low costs. The vehicles are modern, clean and comfortable.
For example, from Manchester you can arrive in just over an hour. Tickets cost £ 2.20 online on the official website.
From London (Victoria Station), you can arrive with a direct route in just 6 or 7 hours, depending on the time. Tickets start at £ 12 per person, booking online at a discounted price.
Finally, from Edinburgh, it takes just over 9 hours, without making changes. By booking in advance, you can secure tickets for around £ 15 per person.

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