University of Liverpool

Directions, Transport and Travel To and From Liverpool University
(Liverpool, Merseyside, England)

The University of Liverpool campus is open to tourists and visitors during the weekdays. They can get to the campus by various means including a private or hire car, buses, trains, and taxis. Most of the main sites and attractions in the city, however, are within short walking distance from one another. Hence, many people choose to travel around the city and the university using a good pair of shoes and a reliable city map.

Travel by Air

People coming to Liverpool by plane arrive at Liverpool John Lennon Airport, which is 11 km / 7 miles away from the city and borders the River Mersey. As of 2005, Liverpool John Lennon Airport has passenger traffic of over four million people. It is conveniently near popular tourist attractions like the Yellow Duckmarine, Liverpool Maritime Museum, The Beatles Story, Liverpool Cathedral, and the Cavern Club.

Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL) Information - Useful information about Liverpool (LPL) Airport

Car Hire and Road Travel

There are plenty of things to see in the surrounding area of Liverpool that it's best explored by car. The majority of the international well known car hire firms are represented in the city. To avoid disappointment, we strongly advise you to book car hire in advance online. The online service will provide you the best hire deals from a number of reputed companies like Budget, Hertz and Thrifty.

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Car Parking

Travelling by car to the university is possible by taking the M62 route. Visitors can drive until Edge Lane at the end of the motorway and take the A5080 and A5047 routes. Signs that lead to the Liverpool City Centre and the University of Liverpool abound on the roadsides.

Parking inside the university is very limited because of the ongoing developments and renovations. Students and visitors are advised to use the city council car park at Mount Pleasant near the city centre for free and safe parking.

Travel by Trains and Rail

Taking the train is a convenient means of getting to the university. From the nearest train station, take the train and get off at Lime Street Station, where the university can be reached on foot in just 10 minutes.

Travel by Buses and Coach

Visitors can get to the university by coach by taking the National Express coach and getting off at Norton Street Station. The campus can be reached on foot in 10 minutes or less.


Liverpool's geographical location is very ideal, making one of the principal ports in Britain. The Passenger Ferry Terminals have limited but adequate facilities such as vending machines and several snack stands. The newly-constructed Twelve Quays River Terminal in Birkenhead is much bigger, with a lounge and check-in hall, cafeteria, covered areas for cars and trucks, plus shower and rest areas for truck drivers.

Super Seacat Fast Ferries sails to Ireland daily, depending on the weather and how many passengers there are. PandO Irish Sea Ferries crosses to Dublin twice daily. The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company sails to Douglas up to five times daily, especially during peak seasons. The Norfolk Irish Sea Ferries offers two daily trips to Belfast and to Dublin.

Liverpool Port Information - Harbour ferries, travel and information about Liverpool port.

Travel by Taxi

Taking a tour of the city or going to the university by taxi is easy, quick, and convenient because taxis abound in the city centre. Taxi ranks can be found at every railway station.

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