Getting to Anfield – Concerts and Major Events

Liverpool FC, Merseytravel and local transport operators have been working together to help make travel convenient for you. Public transport is the easiest and most efficient way to travel to and from Anfield Stadium when attending concerts and major events.

Whether you live locally or are travelling from further afield we recommend that you plan your route in advance and arrive early to ensure you have plenty of time to find your entrance point.

To view our full Stadium Access Map, click on the map below.

 

Arriving at the stadium

Make sure you allow enough time for any necessary security checks which may include random searches. Bringing bags to the stadium is actively discouraged. However, fans arriving at the stadium with a small personal bag (i.e. handbag/medical bag) should expect this to be searched and tagged before entry. Please ensure your bags are no larger than A5 and only one bag per person is allowed. It is advised you only bring a bag if it is absolutely essential.

Please refer to our handy checklist of items for what you can and can’t bring into the Stadium.

Please refer to Ground regulations and prohibited items.

BY BUS

BusBuses are fast, frequent and convenient with ‘express’ services that will get you to and from Anfield and Liverpool City Centre in around 15mins.

917 Service - A high frequency shuttle service from the City Centre (Lime Street Station/St George’s Plateau) to Anfield Stadium will be in operation from 5pm on the day of each concert.

Buses will depart from Lime Street every few minutes. Fans will be dropped off at the designated shuttle bus set-down point on Arkles Lane (approx. 2-3-minute walk from the Stadium).

The 917 will run post event with buses departing from Arkles Lane from 10pm.

Tickets are available to purchase on board from the driver -  Adult single £2 or adult day ticket £4 (children travel for half fare). All vehicles now accept contactless card payments for ease and also sell the DayRider tickets via our app. You can find out more by clicking here.

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 Concert Bus also known as the Soccer Bus (operated by Peoplesbus) runs from Sandhills Station, on the Merseyrail Northern Line, to Anfield. The service will run from 17:00 and will operate at approximately 15-minute intervals, dropping patrons off on Walton Lane near the junction of Anfield Road (Goodison bound). The last service will depart Sandhills Station for Anfield at 20:15.

All Merseytravel’s suite of tickets Solo, Trio, MyTicket, Saveaway are valid on both services.

If you need help finding the shuttle bus service or advice on linking to other transport services, we’ll have a dedicated support teams based in Lime Street Station and near Queen Square Bus Station, four and a half hours prior to event.

Download the Merseytravel Journey planner for free or see the bus timetables here.

BY TRAIN

TrainIf 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. You can plan your journey at National Rail Enquiries https://www.nationalrail.co.uk.

From 3pm on the day of the concert we’ll have a dedicated support 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.

Black Cabs are also available from Lime Street. If you are using a hackney carriage vehicle from areas within the city centre to get to and from Anfield Stadium, the cost of that journey should be in the region of between £7 to £9. A driver can only charge you what is on the taxi meter.

There are also a number of private hire companies that operate within the Liverpool City boundary. If you are using private hire vehicles, please note that they must to be pre-booked via Phone/App technology etc.

Taxis must drop attendees off at the designated drop-off points on either Walton Lane or  Walton Breck Road/corner of Kemp Avenue. Please refer to map for more information.

Many mainline rail services also call at Liverpool South Parkway (LSP), You can get a train to Sandhills on the Merseyrail network and then continue your journey to Anfield by taking the Concert Bus or you can walk to the Stadium in less than 30 minutes. Walking routes are signposted.

If you’re travelling within the Liverpool area…

Merseyrail operates regular services across 68 stations throughout Merseyside. Passengers can get regular services to Ellesmere Port, Chester, West Kirby and New Brighton on the Wirral Line and Southport, Ormskirk, Kirkby and Hunts Cross on the Northern Line. You could also take advantage of park and ride facilities at some Merseyrail stations. Click here for more information.

Passengers travelling to concerts and major events can use either the Concert Bus (operated by Peoplebus) from Sandhills station for just £3.50 return for adults and £1.50 return 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.

From Sandhills station you can also walk to the Stadium in less than 30 minutes. Walking routes are signposted.

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 Utting Avenue Car Park.

By Taxi

TaxiTaxis from the city centre to Anfield usually cost between £7-£9. To view the available taxi pick up points please refer to the Anfield Stadium map.

Hackney Carriage vehicles

This form of transport can be hired off the street or by using a designated hackney carriage rank. If you are using a hackney carriage vehicle from areas within the city centre to get to and from Liverpool Football Club, then the cost of that journey should be in the region of between £7 to £9. A driver CAN only charge you what is on the taxi meter.

Private Hire vehicles

There are a number of private hire companies that operate within the Liverpool City boundary. If you are using private hire vehicles,please note that they must be pre-booked via Phone/App technology.

Taxi One operates a taxibus service from St Johns Lane, Liverpool city centre direct to Anfield. A frequent service operates from 3 and 1/2 hours prior to kick off.

BY CAR

CarOfficial event car parks

There is very limited parking available at the Stadium. We strongly advise where possible that attendees utilise public transport to travel to Anfield Stadium and use the bus services provided from Liverpool City Centre.

Limited official event car parking spaces area available to purchase in Stanley Car Park and Utting Avenue Car Park - both are within minutes walking distance of the Stadium. All spaces must be pre-booked in advance – there will be no spaces available purchase on the day. The car park is now sold out.

There are a number of City Centre pay and display car parks that operate 24/7. Express shuttle bus services are available from Lime Street Station/St Georges Plateau to the Stadium. Anfield Stadium is approximately a 40-minute walk from the City Centre and routes are clearly signposted to direct attendees to the Stadium safely. You can find a link to car parks here: https://liverpool.gov.uk/parking/council-car-parks.

For a list of Park and Ride options within the Liverpool area please click here.

Please be aware that Anfield Stadium is located in a residential area with a residents parking scheme in operation. We strongly advise you DO NOT park on residential streets as parking enforcement will be in operation during concerts and major events. Any illegally parked cars will incur a fine.

Pick-up and drop-off by car

If you are dropping off and picking up attendees, please use the designated set down and pick-up point located in Stanley Car Park. If you set down or pick-up outside of this area you will be asked to move on by our traffic management team or the Police. Please refer to the map for more information.

Accessible Pick-up and Drop-off Points:

There are designated accessible pick-up and drop-off points located around the Stadium. These can be found on Gilman Street and in Stanley Car Park (please refer to map for further information). Please be aware that the Gilman Street drop-off point will be in operation pre-event only.

Road Closures

Please note that road closures will be in place immediately after each concert to allow pedestrians to leave Anfield Stadium safely. These will be in place along Walton Breck Road from 10pm – 12 midnight. Anfield Road will also be closed on the day of the event.

BY BIKE

BikeThe Cycle Hub is a FREE service that allows attendees who wish to cycle to and from Anfield Stadium, to drop-off and park their bike safely and securely with an attendant. The Cycle Hub is situated in Utting Avenue 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.

ON FOOT

Both Sandhills and Kirkdale stations on Merseyrail’s Northern line are less than a 30-minute walk from Anfield. We recommend that you to stick to the designated 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 Fan Support located at Sandhills from 3pm on the day of the event.

BY AIR

PlaneLiverpool John Lennon Airport is approximately 10 miles from Anfield Stadium 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 Concert Bus service that will take you to Anfield. 

Or

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.

MERSEYTRAVEL HELP

Anfield is easily accessible via public transport routes. If you would prefer to talk to someone about your journey, please call 0151 330 1000. Expert staff are available from 7am – 8pm Monday to Friday and 8am – 8pm on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.

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