Transport Advice

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.

Rock’n’Roll Marathon

Please be aware that the Rock ‘n’ Roll Liverpool Marathon is taking place on Sunday May 26.  

The route to the Anfield area from the M62 via Queens Drive (A5058) and Utting Avenue will operate as normal. Like wise for traffic approaching from the east along the East Lancashire Road (A580) and traffic from the north using the (A59), use Queens Drive onto Utting Avenue. Most visitors will be unaffected.

Runners are expected to be clear of the Anfield area by around 12:00 noon so impact around the stadium will be limited to those attending the Salford v Hull KR match only. Any road closures to the centre and south of the city will continue until later in the day. For those travelling from city centre hotels, routes via Lime Street and Islington are also unaffected. 

Please visit here for further details of road closures. 

To reiterate regarding Access by Car on the Sunday - Anfield isn’t accessible from all major routes, we want to encourage visitors to come in from M62 up Queens Drive and Utting Avenue. From the waterfront fans will need to follow diversions to boundary street until around 1.30pm .

By Bus

BusOn Saturday, fans arriving earlier than 3:30, the number 17 service leaves the bus station in the city centre (Queen Square), every 7 or 8 mins throughout the day (from 6am).  
On Sunday, fans arriving earlier than 2:30, the number 17 service leaves the bus station in the city centre (Queen Square) and runs every 15 mins throughout the day.  


The 917 service will be operating express journeys from St Georges Hall (Lime Street) direct to the stadium. Journeys will run every few minutes from 3:30pm on Saturday and 2:30pm on Sunday until just before the last kick off. The 917 will run return trips for those attending the second & third matches and will have pick up points on Walton Breck Road, just down from the Kop stand.

Rugbybus (Soccerbus) will operate from Sandhills as follows; 
Saturday 25th May 
12:30-13:45 (last departure to ensure arrival for 14:00) 
15:00-18:45 (last departure to ensure arrival for 19:00) 
Return buses to operate for 90 minutes after the final whistle. 
Sunday 26th May 
11:30-12:45 (last departure to ensure arrival for 13:00). These journeys will drop customers off at Arkles Lane due to the Rock & Roll Marathon. 
14:00-17:45 (last departure to ensure arrival for 18:00) 
Return buses to operate for 90 minutes after the final whistle. 
Services will operate at approximately 15 minute intervals. 
Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th – Service 501 will operate at frequent intervals from Walton Breck Road to Lime Street from approximately 18:00 on Saturday 25th and 17:00 on Sunday 26th. The 501 will operate for up to two hours after the final whistle (of the last game) for the Magic weekend. 

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. 
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 Soccerbus 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. 

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 Soccerbus 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.

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 map above. 
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 Bicycle

BikeThe 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.

By Car

CarFans are advised that there is very limited parking available at the Stadium. We strongly advise where possible that fans utilise public transport to travel to Anfield Stadium and use the bus services provided from Liverpool City Centre. If you are traveling to Anfield via car please be aware that the 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. Any illegally parked cars will incur a fine.

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. 

Card Payments are now accepted on Stanley Park and Utting Avenue car parks 
For a list of Park and Ride options within the Liverpool area please click here

Disabled Parking

Accessible parking (for blue badge holders) is available to purchase direct from LFC – advance application only.  You can apply for a pass from Monday 25th February on 0151 264 2500.  Vehicles will not be permitted to park in accessible spaces without an event specific pass – blue badge must also be displayed on arrival. Day passes are £6 per vehicle.