Liverpool is a premier visitor destination with global transport connections. With two international airports on the doorstep and just a two-hour train journey from central London, it’s never been easier to get a ticket to ride to Liverpool city region.


BY AIR    

Liverpool John Lennon Airport is just seven miles from Liverpool city centre and taxis will take aproximaely 20 minutes. Or the express bus service Route 500 will take approximately 25 minutes, dropping you off within a five-minute walk of ACC Liverpool.






Liverpool City Region is well-connected to the UK motorway network. From the M6 take the M62, M58 or M56 direct to the destination. For all car journeys it’s best to follow the white on brown tourist route signs for the Waterfront. These signs are visible on the major routes into the city. 

From the North – Leave the M6 at junction 26 and follow signs for M58 Liverpool. Follow to end of M58 and then take signs for A59 Liverpool. Continue to follow Liverpool City Centre until picking up signs for the Waterfront.

From the South – Leave the M6 at junction 21A and take the M62 to Liverpool. At the end of the M62 follow signs for Liverpool City Centre along Edge Lane, picking up and following signs for Waterfront.

Car Parking – There are plenty of car parking facilities around the conference centre, accessible by following the signs for the Liverpool Arena and Conference Centre then following the brown information signage ‘Waterfront Car Parks and Kings Dock’. As you turn into Kings Dock there are several car parks belonging to Liverpool City Council; all are ground level, although it is hoped that a multi-storey car park, currently under construction, will be completed by October. All are within a relatively short walk from the Conference Centre and several of the conference hotels.

The Pay & Display parking charges are as follows:  Up to 1 hour = £2.00    Up to 2 hours = £5.00     Up to 5 hours = £7.00     Up to 9 hours = £10.00     Up to 24 hours = £15.00      Normal charges apply for Blue Badge Holders



Virgin Trains

Travelling to Liverpool by train has never been easier of faster, when it’s only 2 hours 13 minutes from London Euston on Virgin Trains’ state-of-the-art tilting Pendolino trains. Virgin Trains also offer regular direct services from Stafford and Crewe to Liverpool Lime Street.

ACC Liverpool is a 20-minute walk from Lime Street or a short taxi ride. You can also transfer at Lime Street onto the underground Wirral Line trains to James Street station (10 minute walk) or catch the CityLink Route C4 (7am – 8pm) directly to ACC Liverpool. If travelling from outside Merseyside, you can catch an underground train to James Street station from Lime Street station, inclusive of the cost of your ticket.

See here for information on planned improvement works.

TransPennine Express

There are also direct train services from Scarborough, Newcastle, Leeds, York and Manchester with TransPennine Express. Save over 50%* when you book in advance.

Other Rail Services

London Midland Trains and Northern Rail also run routes to Liverpool from all major UK cities.

Once in Liverpool, the Merseyrail train network has good links to other areas of the region and an underground rail service serving 4 city centre stations, Lime Street, James Street, Moorfields and Liverpool Central.

Engineering work

Rail passengers in the Liverpool City Region are to benefit from £340m of rail improvements by the end of 2019. The investment, by Network Rail and the Liverpool City Region (with support from the Government’s Growth Deal) will passengers with faster, more frequent and more reliable train services.

The work will include building new and longer platforms at Liverpool Lime Street station to accommodate more services and longer trains, and renewing tracks on the Merseyrail network. Most of the work should be completed by October 2018, but do click on this link to obtain an update on how work is progressing on your particular journey.

The nearest railway station to the ACC is James St. Directions to the venue: out of the station, turn right, cross the road,turn left. Use the big wheel / Echo arena as your landmark. Its in that area. The Pullman hotel will be in front of you, with the ACC on your left.