Getting Here

Liverpool is a premier European visitor destination with global transport connections.


John Lennon Airport is only 9 miles from Liverpool City Centre and offers over 70 UK and European routes – carriers include EasyJet, Ryanair and most recently Norwegian. Regular bus services operate to and from the airport and city centre. Find out more at

Manchester Airport is only 45 minutes from Liverpool city centre and offers many direct long haul routes. Carriers include British Airways, Etihad and KLM. Find out more at


Getting to Liverpool by train has never been easier. London to Liverpool takes just over 2 hours and regular rail services from all over the UK take you straight to Liverpool Lime Street. Find out more at and


The Liverpool City Region is easily accessible from the main motorway network. From the M6 take the M62, M58 or M56 into the city centre.


Liverpool’s Cruise Terminal is located on Liverpool’s World Heritage Waterfront, close to the Pier Head. Find out more at



Benefit from Liverpool’s other world class network…

The IFB is all about making the best connections, and whether you're planning your trip, or looking for an easy way to reach the best of the area’s events and attractions during the Festival, Merseyside's public transport services can get you there via road, rail or river.

If you're planning your trip, or if you need help getting around while you're here, Merseytravel's website is a quick and easy tool to help you find a range of travel options, times and maps to help guide you on your way


Visiting By Rail

Liverpool and the wider Merseyside area are served by  one of the best performing rail networks in the country. With frequent services connecting to over 88 stations, using the train is a quick and convenient way to explore the region. For further information visit: If you're coming into the area from outside the region, National Rail will provide you with information about how to connect to the local network.


Getting Around By Bus

Bus travel in and around Liverpool is a green, convenient and cost-effective way to explore our destination.  The bus network is managed by Merseytravel, with two main city centre bus terminals – Liverpool ONE and Queen Square – both with Merseytravel Centres with helpful staff who can provide personal travel advice. Most buses are fully accessible, with various ticketing options ensuring the very best value travel.

During the IFB look out for our new CityLink services, a great way to discover the city your way – simply hop on and off where you want, when you want at bus stops throughout the city. From Lime Street Station to the Mersey Ferry, Anglican Cathedral and Liverpool ONE, the CityLink service is perfect for visiting all of the sights of Liverpool. With day tickets available at £3 as well as regular services running every 12 minutes, it has never been so easy to explore Liverpool. 

Download the CityLink Timetable here.


On the River

The world-famous Mersey Ferries service is owned and operated by Merseytravel. As well as taking hundreds of thousands of people out on the Mersey each year we also operate a range of exciting and informative Liverpool attractions along the riverside as well as trips along the magnificent Manchester Ship Canal. During IFB 2014, take your colleagues and contacts on a trip that will make a great impression.


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If you'd like to speak to us, travel advice can be provided by our Traveline team on 0151 236 7676.