Tourism & Travel Information
Travelling in the UK and Europe
The National Express coach company has regular (and cheap) services running to all major cities in the UK.
European destinations can be accessed by Air, Sea, or Rail.
Useful Travel Car Contact details and information
141, Vauxhall Rd, Liverpool, Merseyside L3 6BN
Tel: 0151 227 2222
Reservations: 0870 040 9000
Thrifty Car & Van Rental's
Waterloo Road, Liverpool, Merseyside L3
Tel: 0151 236 0050
Liverpool City Centre has two major bus stations - Paradise Street Bus Station and the Queen Square Bus Station. Other main bus stops can be found at Victoria Street, Sir Thomas Street, London Road and Renshaw Street.
City Centre Buses- Merseytravel run a mini bus service looping around the city centre (including the Albert Dock, Anglican Cathedral and Liverpool ONE) for a fixed journey fee which are a good way of getting around and getting familiar with the City Centre. Details of where you catch these services are available at http://www.merseytravel.gov.uk/service_timetables_view.asp?dir=tt_Alpha
Liverpool has a good local rail service. The Northern Line connects Liverpool with Ormskirk, Kirkby, Southport and Hunts Cross, while the Wirral Line links Liverpool with West Kirby, Ellesmere Port, New Brighton and Chester. The local trains serve Liverpool City Centre at four stations: Liverpool Central, Moorfields, James Street and Lime Street, which is the City's main train station, serving local and national routes.
Merseytravel produce booklets for each bus and train service, outlining routes and departure times. These are available from the Queen Square Travel Centre or direct from: Merseytravel, 24 Hatton Garden, Liverpool L3 2AN.
You can phone the Traveline on 0870 608 2608 for routes and timetables, or the Brochure Hotline on 0151 330 1066.
Route and timetable information can also be found on the Merseytravel web site - http://www.merseytravel.gov.uk/ or you can use the journey planner.
Cycling – if you would like to keep fit and explore Liverpool’s fantastic heritage by bicycle, Giant Bike Store, within the city centre, offer daily or half day cycle hire at £15 per day or £10 per half day. Full details of the scheme and cycling advice can be found at http://www.liverpool-bicycle.co.uk/ . Giant Bike Store is open 7 days a week on 0151 707 6116. Free Cycle maps and guides and training and maintenance sessions are also available in Liverpool, for full details see http://www.letstravelwise.org/micro_homepage37_Cycling.html
Walking – Liverpool is a fairly compact city and it is easy to get around on foot. This is not only a good way of getting back and forth to University, but also a good way to see the City sights whilst getting your daily exercise fix. The map in this guide suggests the quickest routes to University however for further maps and guides including Calorie and step counters please see http://www.letstravelwise.org/micro_homepage36_Walking.html
Other useful telephone numbers and websites include:
Liverpool Tourist Information: 0151 233 2008
Manchester Visitor Information Centre: 0871 222 8223
General Tourist Information Centre: 0845 6011125
Liverpool Airport: 0871 521 8484
Manchester Airport: 0161 489 3000
Heathrow Airport: 0870 000 0123
Gatwick Airport: 08700 000 2468
National Rail Enquiries
Tel: 08457 48 49 50
National Express Coaches
Tel: 08705 808080
Easyjet flights from Liverpool John Lennon Airport
Jet2 flights from Manchester International Airport
Visiting the Cumbrian Lake District