Travel to Liverpool & Anfield
Getting there and away
Liverpool’s Anfield Stadium is located about 4km north of the center of Liverpool, England and 6km from the M62. Once an economic engine of England, Liverpool has seen hard times, but is once again on the rise. The city has been named a European Capital of Culture for 2008 and will see a definite rise in visitors. The good news for those hoping to catch a Liverpool match at Anfield is that the city that is well connected to the rest of the UK, Europe and North America via rail, bus, and airplane. If you do some advanced planning, you can travel to Liverpool without breaking the bank.
There are a few options for flying to an Liverpool match at Anfield. The city is serviced by the John Lennon International Airport (16km from Anfield), which has direct flights from North America, Europe and other cities in the United Kingdom. Airfare to Liverpool will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travelers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates. A number of low-cost airlines fly to John Lennon International Airport including SkyEurope, Jet2.com, Flybe. Be forewarned that British Airways, the largest carrier in England, does not service Liverpool.
Another option is to fly in to nearby Manchester International Airport, which is the largest airport in the country outside of London. Budget airlines fly to Manchester from London and from destinations throughout Europe, making it one of the more affordable places to fly in England. British Airways does fly to Manchester.
Liverpool is well serviced by trains. There is even a high speed train now from London. If you are arriving from out of town, you will likely arrive in the city’s main station, Lime Station. It is located in the northeast of the city and is not far from Anfield. From the station you can take a bus or a relatively cheap taxi to the stadium. There is no train service directly to Anfield. If you are planning on using trains throughout your stay in England, you will want to look into purchasing a BritRail Pass. It can save you time and money.
From the South:
At the Liverpool end of the M62 keep in the right hand lane and take the signs for A5058 (Queens Drive). Stay on the A5058 passing St. Matthews Church (2.5 miles) finally turning left (in 0.5 mile) at the lights into Utting Avenue (Asda should be just visible on the right as you approach the lights). Pass under the railway bridge which continues into Arkles Lane. The ground is just to the right at the far end of Arkles Lane.
From the East:
From the M62, exit Junction 6 onto the M57, go to the end of the motorway and then left onto the A59 Ormskirk Road. Then follow the same route for north.
From the West:
From the M53, continue to Wallasey and follow Liverpool via the Kingsway Mersey Tunnel. Turn left at the end into Scotland Road, taking the right fork to the A58 Kirkdale Road. Follow the road round for two miles and Goodison will appear in front of you.
Buses from all over England arrive in Liverpool. The city is also serviced by an extensive bus system. Line 26 (from Paradise St. bus station) or 17B, 17C, 17D & 217 (from Queen Square bus station) stop directly to the ground. Line 68 & 168 (between Bootle and Aigburth) or line 14 (from Queen Square) & 19 stop a short walk away.