If you are travelling to Liverpool, home of iconic rock band The Beatles, here are some tips to help with your travel planning. If you don’t want to end up on a ‘Long and Winding Road’, taking a ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ along ‘Penny Lane’… if you’re staying for the duration and not a ‘Day Tripper’ or even looking for somewhere to park your ‘Yellow Submarine’, read on and we’ll ‘Help’ you navigate your way to the magnificent University of Liverpool!
The nearest international airport is Liverpool John Lennon, about eight miles west of the city, serving most of Europe and Scandinavia.
If you are flying into Liverpool John Lennon airport (airport code LPL), buses 500, 86, 80A and 82A will get you to Liverpool city centre, and from there it’s a short walk to the venue.
The nearest ‘worldwide’ airport is Manchester, 35 miles east of Liverpool.
If you are flying into Manchester airport (airport code MAN), you can catch a direct train from the airport (train station code MIA) to Liverpool Lime Street (train station code LIV). The journey takes approx 1.5 hours.
London Heathrow (airport code LHR) is of course the largest UK Airport serving all major international destinations.
Liverpool’s main station, Lime Street (train station code LIV), is less than a mile away from the university. It’s an easy walk from there to the conference venue, or you can catch a taxi or Uber. Liverpool Lime Street station has all the standard train station facilities and is easily accessible for all travellers.
Train drivers in the UK voted at the start of July 2022 to strike over pay. At the time of writing dates for strikes are not yet known, but unions must give 14 days notice before strike action. The STAMMAFest Global organising team have no control over strike action, but we recommend anyone travelling by rail keep an eye on the news for details of any strike action that may affect journeys to Liverpool.
If you are travelling up to Liverpool Lime Street from London, you need to travel from London Euston (EUS). This station can be reached via London Transport Underground, bus or taxi. Use this journey planner to help work out your best route. The London Underground station for London Euston is Euston Square. Direct trains from London Euston to Lime Street take about 2¼ hours. If you need to change trains on the way, it’ll take a little longer.
National Express operate a network of buses and coaches through the UK, with many cities, towns and airports having pick up points. The timetable can be found on the website and travelling by coach is a great way to see the countryside on your way to the Northwest of England.
The National Express coach drop off point in Liverpool is at Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place, Liverpool, L1 8JX, an 18-minute walk from the venue.
There are too many car hire options to list, but Liverpool is served by a good motorway network (M62). Parking is available on site at the University, charges are £6 per day + £3 overnight. From the M62: at the end of the motorway continue straight ahead onto Edge Lane (A5080 then A5047) and follow signs for Liverpool City Centre and the University. Postcode for sat nav or online directions: L3 5TR
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If you need any help, please give us a shout. We look forward to seeing you in Liverpool for STAMMAFest Global and hearing who’s had the most fun on their journey or if anyone's had a 'Hard Day's Night'!