Getting to Anfield – New travel options
Liverpool FC, Merseytravel and local transport operators have been working together to help make matchday travel more convenient for you. As no additional parking will be available in the area, public transport will be the easiest and most efficient way to reach the game.
Whether you live locally or are travelling from further afield we recommend that you plan your route in advance and arrive early to enjoy the pre-match build up.
Use our handy guide below which details all of the key information you’ll need before setting off for the game.
To view our full Stadium Access Map, click on the map below.
By Bus And Soccerbus
Bus is fast frequent and convenient with ‘express’ services that will get you to and from Anfield and Liverpool City Centre in around 15mins.
The new 917 service will depart from St Johns Lane, opposite Lime Street Station and will be ready to depart from Walton Breck Road straight after the final whistle. New £12 return ticket for groups of four available and U19’s can travel for just £1. You can find out more by clicking here
If you need help finding the 917 we’ll have a dedicated matchday team based at Lime Street Station who will be able to direct you and give you advice about other services in the city
Other services are available…
- From Liverpool City Centre, take the 26 from Liverpool ONE bus station, 17 from Queen Square Bus Station or the 917 from St Johns Lane, directly to the ground. The 68/168, which operates between Bootle and Aigburth, and the 14 and 19 (from Queen Square) stop a short walk away from the ground
- The 501 football service is also available and operates direct to Lime Street Station (Skelhorne Street) from Walton Breck Road for up to two hours after the final whistle. Adult fares are £2, Children £1
- The Soccerbus runs from Sandhills Station, on the Merseyrail Northern Line, to Anfield for all Barclays Premier League and cup matches. The Soccerbus runs two hours before each match (last bus from Sandhills Station is approximately 15 minutes before kick-off) and for 50 minutes after the final whistle (subject to availability). You can find out more by clicking here
If you need help finding the 917 or advice on linking to other transport services we’ll have a dedicated match day teams based in Lime Street station and near Queen Square Bus Station, four and a half hours prior to kick-off.
Download the Merseytravel Journey planner for free or see the bus timetables here
If you’re travelling from outside the Liverpool area…
Lime Street Railway Station is Liverpool’s mainline station for regional and national journeys. It is two miles from Anfield.
Four and half hours before kick-off we’ll have a dedicated matchday team based in the station to help direct you to the most convenient transport services, including buses that will take you directly to the ground.
Taxis are also available from Lime Street.
TransPennine Express has direct services into Lime Street from Scarborough and Newcastle calling at stations from across the north of England including Manchester, York, Leeds, Dewsbury, Huddersfield, Durham, Darlington, Warrington Central and Liverpool South Parkway. Other services are also available. You can plan your journey here.
If you’re travelling within the Liverpool area…
Merseyrail operates regular services across 67 stations throughout Merseyside. Passengers can get regular services in to Liverpool from Ellesmere Port, Chester, West Kirby and New Brighton on the Wirral Line and Southport, Ormskirk, Kirkby and Hunts Cross on the Northern Line. Take advantage of park and ride. A number of Merseyrail stations have car parks. You can find them here
Passengers travelling to matches can use either the Soccorbus from Sandhills station for just £1.60 for adults and 80p for kids or enjoy a walk or cycle from Kirkdale station. Merseyrail trains run between Sandhills and Moorfields/Liverpool Central every 4 – 7 minutes throughout the day, so it’s easy to catch your connecting train.
Passengers living in South Liverpool can get the Southport to Hunts Cross service which calls at Brunswick, St Michael’s, Aigburth, Cressington, Liverpool South parkway and Hunts Cross. Those using Soccorbus can get a Southport/Hunts Cross train to and from Sandhills. Passengers travelling to or from Kirkdale will need to change at Moorfields. Services run on this line every 15 minutes throughout the day and evening Mondays to Saturdays and every 30 minutes on Sundays.
Why not combine the train and cycling? Merseyrail allows cycles. Get the train to Kirkdale or Sandhills and take advantage of the LFC Cycle Hub in Stanley Park Car Park.
Many mainline rail services call at Liverpool South Parkway. If you get off here you can connect on to Merseyrail’s Northern Line which will take you to Sandhills station. From here you can either pick up the Soccerbus to Anfield (you can find out more here) or walk to the ground in less than 30 minutes. Walking routes are signposted.
New taxi pick up points will be installed outside of the Stadium and on major routes, making it easier to reach home after the final whistle. Taxis from the city centre to Anfield usually cost between £7-£9. To the available taxi pick up points please refer to the map above.
Taxi One operates a taxibus service from St Johns Lane, Liverpool city centre direct to Anfield. A frequent service operates from 3 hours prior to kick off. Taxi One return service will operate from the corner of Anfield Rd/ Sleepers Hill opposite the Isla Gladstone conservatory back to the city centre
The Cycle Hub is a FREE service that allows fans who cycle to the game to drop-off and park their bike safely and securely with an attendant. The Cycle Hub is situated in Stanley Park Car Park, a few minutes’ walk from the Anfield Road end of the Stadium. Simply ride to the Cycle Hub, where staff will register and secure your bike. You will be given a receipt which must be presented on collection. Cycle Hub can provide locks but you can use your own if you wish
Why not combine the train and cycling? Merseyrail allows cycles. Get the train to nearby Sandhills and Kirkdale Stations and take advantage of the Cycle Hub in Stanley Park Car Park.
Both Sandhills and Kirkdale stations on Merseyrail’s Northern line are less than a 30 minute walk from Anfield. The Club advises fans to stick to the recommended walking routes these are clearly signposted and are popular ways to reach the Stadium.
If you’re unsure of the way you can speak to our matchday team located at Sandhills four and a half hours before kick-off
Liverpool John Lennon Airport is approximately 10 miles from the Anfield and from here taxis and buses are easily obtainable.
Catch the 80A or 86A bus from the airport to Liverpool South Parkway and ask for a rail ticket to Sandhills Station to connect with the Soccerbus service that will take you to Anfield. You can find out more here
Take the 500, which is a ‘Limited Stop’ service which runs from the airport. You can either connect to the rail network at Liverpool South Parkway and travel to Sandhills (see above) or take the 500 to Liverpool ONE bus station and take the 26 service to Anfield.
Download the Merseytravel Journey planner for free or see the bus timetables here
Avoid the stress of finding a space on match days by using public transport for a fast and frequent service. Only fans with a pre-booked car parking pass are guaranteed a parking space near the Stadium where a resident parking scheme will be in operation.
Free parking facilities are available for supporters at Gilmoss (Postcode- L11 0BB) on the A580 East Lancashire Road – a key route into the city. From here fans can take a short bus ride to Anfield. The car park is clearly signposted and bus stops are located directly across the road where fans can pick up the 19 service. Single tickets are £2. Plan your journey here.
A limited number of car park passes are available for over 65s in order to purchase a pass, supporters must be registered with the club as being over 65 and attend the game they space has been allocated to. Please call 0151 264 2500 for more information.
Non Matchday Parking
If you are visiting the Club Store or the Museum and Tour Centre on a non matchday, you can park in our secure car park in the Centenary Stand. The main entrance is on Walton Breck Road. Please be aware that spaces are limited and available on a first come first served basis. The Club advises all fans to park in official secure car parks only
- From the North exit the M6 at junction 28, follow signs for Liverpool A58 into Walton Hall Avenue, drive past Stanley Park and turn left into Anfield Road where you will see the ground
- From the South take the M62 to the end of the motorway turn right into Queens Drive A5058, after 3 mile turn left into Utting Avenue, after 1 mile turn left into Anfield Road where you will see the ground
- From the East go via the Mersey Tunnel for which you will have to pay a toll, follow signs for Preston A580, you should come to Walton Lane, turn right into Walton Breck Road where you will see the ground.
Merseytravel Journey Planner
Anfield is easily accessible via public transport routes. Use the handy online Journey Planner to establish the best route. Useful map and timetable information is provided and journeys can be planned for now or future use
The Journey Planner is also available to download for free from App Store for iPhone users or Google Play for those with Android phones, so you can keep informed on the go
If you would prefer to talk to someone about your journey, please call Traveline on 0151 236 7676. Expert staff are available from 7am – 8pm Monday to Friday and 8am – 8pm on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays
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