Getting Around in Liverpool
Getting around Liverpool is very easy as the city offers excellent transport networks. There are various ways of getting around the area, from train and bus routes heading into and around the city centre, to the Mersey Ferries, which still carry both tourists and commuters across the river today.
The easiest and most cost-effective way to explore Liverpool is by train. The local rail provider is Merseyrail, who is fast and efficient. The Northern Line connects Liverpool with Ormskirk, Kirkby, Southport and Hunts Cross, while the Wirral Line links Liverpool with West Kirby, Ellesmere Port, New Brighton and Chester.
The city centre is served primarily by four main train stations: Liverpool Central, Lime Street Station, Moorfields and James Street, serving local and national routes.
Nearest Train Station to the hotel: James Street
- Contact details: Tel: 0871 200 2233
- Website: www.merseyrail.org
Another convenient way to travel around the city is by bus. The bus network is managed by Merseytravel, providing high quality and modern passenger facilities and services including 6 staffed bus stations, unstaffed bus stations, over 6000 stops and shelters in the region of Merseyside.
The two main city centre bus terminals are Paradise Street Bus Station near Liverpool ONE and the Queen Square Bus Station, both with centres manned with helpful staff to provide personal travel advice. Other main bus stops can be found at Victoria Street, Sir Thomas Street, London Road and Renshaw Street. Most buses are fully accessible, with various ticketing options ensuring the very best value travel.
- Contact details: Queen Square Centre or 24 Hatton Garden, Liverpool L3 2AN, Tel: 0871 200 22 33
- Website: www.merseytravel.gov.uk
There are many tour companies operating out of Liverpool city centre offering rides up and down the Mersey. The largest company is that of Mersey Ferries, offering a fantastic range of guided tours and events attractions along the riverside, as well as trips along the magnificent Manchester Ship Canal.
- Website: www.merseyferries.co.uk
Liverpool is serviced by an extensive road network, making trips by car very easy. Use the Mersey Tunnel to travel to the Wirral Peninsula from Liverpool city centre, or drive along the coastline to avoid city centre jams and reach Southport. Halton is easily accessible thanks to the Silver Jubilee Bridge in Runcorn, which crosses the River Mersey and Manchester Ship Canal. Knowsley and St.Helens are easily accessible too, both only a short drive from the city centre.
There are plenty of taxis operating in Liverpool, especially in the City Centre. Taxis in Liverpool can be hailed on the street, pre-booked in advance by telephone. They also can be found to one of the City Centre's Taxi ranks which are located at Lime Street Station, James Street Station, Adelphi Hotel, Whitechapel, Sir Thomas Street and Chinatown.
Com Cabs are Liverpool’s largest taxi company, offering tourists and weekend visitors an affordable alternative to travel by rail. Com Cabs provide a fast, safe and efficient service around the city, allowing you to make the most of your time here. If you would like us to contact a taxi for you, please visit the reception desk. There is also a taxi rank located at the hotel entrance.
Walking and cycling for short or long trips is becoming more and more popular, and what’s more, it is free!
Pedestrians have been given greater priority over the last few years and new attempts have been made to improve and increase the number of pedestrian streets and squares. The city centre area is well served with pedestrian routes where you will be able to enjoy a nice touristic walking tour.
Cycling is a great, cheap, healthy and environmentally friendly way to get around the city. The City Council has been working hard to promote and encourage cycling through campaigns and make cycle routes better for all across the city. The number of cycle routes in the city is growing and cycle parking has been being installed in many locations.
John Lennon Airport is one of the UK's longest established operational airports and is located 7 miles South East from Liverpool City Centre, adjacent to the River Mersey. The Airport location is perfect as it is close and well served by transport to Liverpool city centre and the surrounding community. It only takes about 20 minutes to reach the city centre and costs approximately £12 by taxi. Shuttle Bus Services are available like the No. 500 Airport Express which runs every 30 minutes and costs £2.60. Otherwise, local services run every 15 minutes and trains travel from Liverpool South Parkway, which is connected to the airport by a shuttle bus.
- Contact Details: Tel: 0870 129 8484
- Website: www.liverpoolairport.com