Trains to Liverpool

Travel to Liverpool – A city for music and sports fans alike

Get the train to Liverpool and discover a city that has a mix of activities for everyone to enjoy, whether you’re after music, entertainment, museums or shopping Liverpool has it all. Uncover the history of the Fab Four , visit the famous Royal Albert Dock or enjoy the great culture and architecture the city has to offer.

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Attractions in Liverpool


Liverpool is a destination famous for its music. Retrace the history of the world's biggest band at The Beatles Story Museum , visit the Cavern Club where they played their first gig or hop on the Magical Mystery Tour that travels to Liverpool’s famous Beatles landmarks, including Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields.

Discover the history of British rock and pop at the British Music Experience . Find out about British music through the years and see great exhibitions showcasing costumes, instruments and performance memorabilia. You can even get hands on in the Gibson Interactive Studio and learn to play the guitar, drums or keyboard.

Visit the stunning Liverpool Cathedral , Britain’s largest cathedral and travel to the top of the tower to enjoy unrivalled panoramic views of the city.

A trip to Liverpool isn’t complete without a visit to the Royal Albert Dock , Liverpool’s historic waterfront. A short walk from the city centre, you’ll find a number of bars, cafes and restaurants and an array of world-class museums. In the heart of the historic waterfront, you’ll find the Maritime Museum with exhibits on Liverpool’s historic seafaring past and the Tate Liverpool with displays from artists around the world.

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Food and drink

There’s so many food halls, fine dining and food festivals to be found in Liverpool. Enjoy views across the river at the restaurants on the Albert Dock, explore the popular Duke Street Market or have fine dining in the skies at Panoramic 34 .

Keep it traditional with a bowl of Scouse at The Welsford Bistro in Liverpool Cathedral. Here you can enjoy a hearty stew in the largest Cathedral in the UK. Try the modern Boujee Restaurant and Bar with not only great food but also eye-catching pink aesthetics, perfect for those Instagram shots.

Head out to the Cains Brewery Village , where you’ll find unique food vendors and quirky bars, including a Peaky Blinders Bar that has the look and feel of the iconic TV show.

M&S Bank Arena

Music and nightlife

Liverpool is known for its great links to music, and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. From the famous Cavern Club , which plays live music every day, to the classical home of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic , which hosts almost 400 concerts and events each year, there’s something to suit everyone.

The M&S Bank Arena is a prestigious venue who host high-profile, world-class events. Or visit The Liverpool Empire Theatre which offers big-name touring productions, musicals and concerts.

Enjoy the bars and nightclubs at Concert Square , which is known as one of the liveliest places in the city. If you’re after traditional pubs head to Hardman Street and experience great real ale pubs in fantastic buildings.

Places to stay

If you’re a football fan, The Shankly Hotel is the place for you. The hotel plays tribute to the legendary Liverpool Football Club coach Bill Shankly, and offers a luxurious stay in the city, with a rooftop infinity pool and a tree-lined rooftop garden with 360 panoramic views across the city.

The converted Grade II listed Hard Days Night Hotel is the world’s only Beatles inspired hotel, with specially commissioned artwork and memorabilia throughout the hotel. Make sure to look up when you’re outside the hotel to see the four Beatles’ statues on the front of the hotel. Or check out the stunning architecture at Aloft Liverpool , a former insurance building located conveniently in the center of the city.

Liverpool Football Club

Sports and outdoor

If you’re a sports fan, Liverpool has you covered. Liverpool is home to not one, but two of the country’s biggest football teams, competing in the Premier League. You can take a tour around Anfield Stadium , home of Liverpool Football Club or Goodison Park Stadium , home to Everton Football Club . You could even do both in one trip as the stadiums are within walking distance.


Liverpool caters for shopping on any budget with a mix of high street and high-end stores. Liverpool ONE offers the ultimate retail therapy experience, with all your high street favourites, designer brands and great bars and restaurants, right in the city centre.

If you’re searching for luxury stores, iconic brands and boutiques head to the Metquarter . If you want to grab a quick bite to eat, they also have their GPO food court offering a range of cuisines from independent regional vendors.

Surrounded by historic buildings and regular live street performers you’ll find Church Street which offers all your big-name brands in the heart of the city centre. For independents stores, boutiques, quirky gifts and collectors' items visit Bold Street and discover something a bit different.

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Map of Liverpool


Liverpool South Parkway (LPY)

Liverpool South Parkway station
Holly Farm Road
L19 5NE
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Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)

Liverpool Lime Street station
Lime Street
L1 1JD
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How to find cheap train tickets to Liverpool?

Are you planning your travel in advance? You can buy Advance fares  up to 12 weeks before you travel to save more on your train tickets. Travelling as a group of three or more? There are group discounts  available too.

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Which services run directly to Liverpool?

With hourly services on our Liverpool to Norwich route, reaching Liverpool by train is simple and convenient. Lime Street station is located in the heart of the city centre, so you won’t need to travel far to find some of Liverpool’s greatest attractions.

We also call at Liverpool South Parkway station – change here for the bus link to Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

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What facilities are at Liverpool train station?

With nearly 20 million passengers passing through every year, Lime Street station has all the facilities you could need:

  • Fully accessible – wheelchair access, assistance to and from platforms, and hearing loops available
  • Food and drinks – there are plenty of options to refuel, with coffee shops, bars and shops in the station
  • Parking – you’ll find a short-stay car park and drop-off point on Skelhorne Street. There's also a long-stay car park on Lord Nelson Street
  • Bus connections – Stagecoach run frequent bus routes around the city and to nearby towns
  • WiFi access – you can find WiFi hotspots throughout Liverpool Lime Street station

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