Liverpool’s main station is Liverpool Lime Street on the West Coast Main Line. A direct train from London Euston takes about 2.5 hours.
From the M6 the city is easily reached via the M58, M56 and M62 motorways. Liverpool city centre is about four hours from London; 45 minutes’ drive from Chester, Manchester and North Wales and one hour from Blackpool, the Lake District, the Yorkshire Moors and the Peak District National Parks.For coaches to Liverpool see www.nationalexpress.co.uk.
John Lennon Airport (remind me, were the Beatles from here?) is 8 miles from the city centre. There are regular low-cost flights from major cities across Europe. There’s a bus service from the airport into Liverpool. Otherwise, Manchester Airport offers an international gateway and is a 1.5 hour direct train ride from Liverpool.
The city centre is small enough to walk around but if you want to go further afield – to Crosby beach or Lark lane for example – you’ll need to tackle the train and bus system respectively. See Mersey Travel or call their traveline 0871 200 2233 for bus and train information, and for details about the Mersey ferry.