Liverpool Visitor’s Guide

AnfieldBy Car

If you are travelling from the North, leave at Junction 23 from the M6 and go onto East Lancashire Road (A580) which will be signposted to Liverpool. Keep on the road for approximately 13 miles before turning left on Queens Drive (A5058) towards Widnes. After about half a mile, you will need to turn right at the lights onto Utting Avenue. This road continues onto Arkles Lane after the railway bridge and the ground is on the right on the far end of the road. Parking is always a difficulty around Anfield and right next to the ground is for residents only. Various schools, garages, churches, pubs and rival football clubs offer parking but traffic can be a real nightmare on match days, and it is advisable to park further away from the ground at Sandhills Merseyrail station where you can take the soccer bus up to Anfield.

By Bus

You can take a regular bus service such as the 26 (or 27) from Paradise St Interchange or a 17 or 217 from Queen Square bus station which all go directly to the ground, or you can take the soccer bus. Soccer buses run from Bank Hall, Kirkdale and Sandhills Stations and run from 2 hours until 15 minutes before every Liverpool home match. They also run for 50 minutes after the final whistle.

By Train

Travelling by train, you can get an add on for your ticket for the soccer bus for just £1 if you say you are travelling to Anfield.

By Air

Liverpool John Lennon Airport is just 10 miles from Anfield and taxis are easy to come by to get you straight to the ground


If you are planning on staying overnight in Liverpool, here are some suggestions for places to stay:

Radisson Hotel- Modern hotel located on Old Hall Street and has good views of the River Mersey and the Irish Sea.

Hope Street Hotel – Part of a chain of “Design” Hotels and has been much praised. Situated between the two Cathedrals and opposite the Philharmonic Hall.

Holiday Inn City Centre – Conveniently located near Lime Street Station in the City Centre

Marriott Hotel City Centre – Right in the centre of the city near the shops, bus stations and Lime Street Station.