Best ways to travel to and from Anfield this season

InformationBest ways to travel to and from Anfield this season

Published 11th August 2022

Fans are being encouraged to plan how they will travel to and from Anfield as Liverpool get ready to kick off their 2022-23 season at home.

  • Use public transport for quick and convenient travel to Anfield this season
  • LFC Fan Support teams based at city’s transport hubs to assist fans 
  • Express 917 bus service which will run direct from Liverpool city centre to Anfield every 10 minutes on a matchday
  • Soccerbus available to fans from Sandhills Station to the stadium
  • 501 bus service departs from Walton Lane near the junction of Anfield Road from £2.50
  • Taxi pick-up and drop-off points located around the stadium 
  • Free and secure Cycle Hub available in Stanley Car Park 
  • Pedestrian routes clearly signposted from Lime Street Station and nearby Sandhills and Kirkdale to assist fans walking to the game 
  • Arrive early to soak up the unique atmosphere and allow sufficient time for necessary security checks

Liverpool FC, Merseytravel and local transport operators are continuing to work together to help make matchday travel more convenient for supporters heading to Anfield.

Fans are encouraged to use public transport on a matchday. This is the easiest and most efficient way to travel to the game. 

Here are the quickest and most convenient ways to travel to Anfield this season:

Bus

Buses are fast, frequent and convenient with 'express' services that will get you to and from Anfield and Liverpool city centre in around 15 minutes. 

The 917 is operating from Commutation Row in the city centre. Prices are £2.30 adult single, £4.60 adult return/day ticket, £1.20 child single, £2.30 child return/day ticket. You can find out more here. Fans can also use the 917 return service to Commutation Row from Walton Lane after the match - please join the queue from Sleepers Hill.

Other services are available from Liverpool city centre, direct to the ground:

  • Number 26 from Liverpool ONE Bus Station 
  • Number 17 from Queen Square Bus Station 
  • Number 917 from St Johns Lane 

Alternatively, the number 68/168, which operates between Bootle and Aigburth, and the number 14 and 19 (from Queen Square) stop a short walk away from the ground.

The Soccerbus runs from Sandhills Station, on the Merseyrail Northern Line, to Anfield for all 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). You can find out more here. The Soccerbus also offers return buses to Sandhills Station which operate for 90 minutes, with the last departure leaving from Walton Lane approximately 75 minutes after the final whistle. 

The 501 service (Peoplesbus) is also available and operates direct to Lime Street Station (Skelhorne Street) from Walton Lane for up to two hours after the final whistle. Adult fares are £2.50 and children £1.50. Please note this service only operates post-match.

Rail

Lime Street Railway Station is two miles from Anfield. Fans can take the express 917 bus service from Commutation Row or a taxi from the station to the stadium (fares usually cost between £8 and £10). On matchdays fans can also use the Merseyrail network to link with the Soccerbus service from Sandhills Station which operates direct to the stadium. 

Please be advised that there continues to be a risk of strike action on the National Rail network, so supporters are advised to check here for the latest updates.

Taxi

Designated taxi ranks are available outside the stadium and on major routes, making it easier to get home after the final whistle. 

Taxi One operates a taxibus service from Commutation Row in Liverpool city centre direct to Anfield from £3 per person. A frequent service operates from three-and-a-half hours prior to kick-off.  

Car

There is no paid parking available on matchdays at Anfield. We strongly advise the use of public transport. A list of city centre car parks can be found here

Please be aware that Anfield is located in a residential area with a residents parking scheme in operation. Please DO NOT park on residential streets as parking enforcement will be in operation. Any illegally parked cars will incur a fine.

There are two accessible drop-off areas for disabled supporters on a matchday:

  • On Gilman Street close to the Kop and Main Stand 
  • On Oakfield Road

Walk

Walking routes are signposted from Liverpool Lime Street and nearby Sandhills and Kirkdale stations to assist fans who travel to the game using local rail services. 

Cycle

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 at the top of 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. Please ensure you have a cycle lock with you. You will be given a receipt which must be presented on collection.

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 Anfield Road car park.

Arrive early

Fans are encouraged to avoid the crowds and get to Anfield early to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy pre-match entertainment in Paisley Square. Fans are also advised to allow sufficient time for necessary security checks before entering the stadium.

More advice on travelling to Anfield is available here.

Published 11th August 2022