How to get to Liverpool Lime Street (LIV) Train Station

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Liverpool Lime Street station information & facilities

Distance from Liverpool Lime Street to city center
Distance from Liverpool Lime Street to city center
0.4 miles (732 m)
Ticket Office Hours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 38 | Sun: 07: 15 - 23: 05
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
Suburban train lines: Wirral Line (green)
Bus lines: 9, 10, 61, 82, 79, 86C, 500
Train lines: Northern, West Midlands, TransPennine Express, East Midlands, Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales, London Northwestern
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement services depart at the Bus stop on Skelhorne Street, near the Tesco Express. L3 5GA.
Nearest Airport
Nearest Airport
Liverpool John Lennon Airport
8 miles (13 km)
How to get to nearest airport?
How to get to nearest airport?
The airport can be reached by public transit from the station in about 40 minutes using the AirLink 500 shuttle bus service.
Amenities at station
Wifi
Wifi
Free public Wi-Fi available.
ATM
ATM
Located near Platform 7.
Taxi
Taxi
Taxi: The station taxi rank is located at Skelhorne Street side of the station. There are two customer help points located for passengers requiring assistance. | Accessible taxis: Accessible taxis at Liverpool Lime Street station can be provided at the taxi rank. If you require a private accessible taxi please locate a member of the station staff and they will provide you with a local taxi firm company number.
Lockers
Lockers
The Excess Baggage Co. Lockers and staffed luggage storage counter are located in the main concourse near the escalators across from Platform 6. Open daily 08: 00 to 21: 00.
Shopping
Shopping
Type of shops available: Various retail establishments including Photo Booths to purchase items whilst in the station
Dining
Dining
Caffè Nero | Costa Coffee | Upper Crust | Starbucks | JD Wetherspoon
Car Rentals
Car Rentals
Enterprise | Dollar | Hertz | Alamo | Green Motion | Avis
Information Desk
Information Desk
Located in the main concourse.
Accessibility
Accessibility
Full wheelchair access throughout the station, with help points at the Skelhorne Street entrance and at customer information desk in the main concourse.
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Travel from Liverpool city center to train station Liverpool  Lime Street

The city of Liverpool began as a port city and has grown over the years to become a modern metropolis in North West England. Liverpool is famous as an action-packed city with its most famous exports being the Beatles and football teams, Liverpool F.C and Everton F.C. The city hosts the biggest and most popular train station in the UK, Liverpool Lime Street, overshadowing other stations such as Liverpool South Parkway, Maghull and Maghull North. Officially launched in August 1836, magnificent Liverpool Lime Street is the oldest terminus mainline railway station still being used in the world. The Liverpool Lime Street can easily be accessed via car, foot or train. Driving is the cheapest and fastest way to travel from Liverpool Central to the station. Walking is another way the station can be accessed and takes only four minutes to walk the 423 yards (387 meters).

What is the best way to get to train station Liverpool Lime Street from the city center?

Travel from Liverpool city center to Lime Street by use of either a bus, car, foot or rail. The station can best be accessed by use of a train since the city boasts an extensive rail network that consists of the City Line, Liverpool Line and Merseyrail network. Merseyrail forms a critical part of Liverpool's urban transport infrastructure network operating on the Northern and Wirra lines. The underground Street Wirral Line of the Merseyrail network is easily accessible through the main terminus. The 1st to 6th platforms are shorter than others and mainly service long-distance travelers to Leeds, Birmingham, Norwich, Sheffield and London. The concourse is well equipped with booking offices, toilets, shops, taxi rank and different coffee shops and eateries. All nine available platforms have step-free access. Other ways you can access Liverpool Lime Street include driving and walking. Driving is the fastest way to reach train station Liverpool  Lime Street, and cabs in Liverpool are generally very cheap. Walking is a great option for those traveling with light baggage and small groups, as the station is located in a picturesque and accessible part of the city.

Distance from the city center to train station Liverpool Lime Street

The distance between Liverpool Central Station and Liverpool Lime Street Station is only 283 yards (259 meters) with the road distance being 411 yards (376 meters). There are many ways to access the city center; by train, foot or taxi. There are other stations nearby, such as Liverpool Central Station which is about 283 yards (258 meters) from Lime Street. Liverpool City also hosts to an extensive rail comprising the City Line that links the city to Liverpool Lime Street as well as the local Merseyrail network. It takes one minute for the train to connect Liverpool Central Loop line with Liverpool Lime Street.  The distance between Liverpool Central Station and Liverpool Lime Street takes only 45 seconds when driving, and around five minutes by foot.

How accessible is the train station for those with limited mobility?

The station is easily accessible for people with limited mobility. The entrance of Lime Street is fitted with an elevator that links the concourse with the street level. An elevator is also available connecting the concourse with the long-stay car park.  In addition, there are electronic signs indicating where travelers should seek assistance in case they get stuck. The staff are also friendly,, especially towards those that have big luggage or generally restricted mobility. Cafes can easily be accessed through automatic doors. There are two help points located in the short stay car park drop-off. The station also boasts a mobility assistance vehicle which can be booked whenever it's needed.

Local tips: Liverpool Lime Street train station points of interest

There are five train companies that serve Lime Street main station;  Northern Rail, First TransPennine, Virgin Trains, East Midlands and London Midland. On a daily basis, there are 102 trains that operate from Liverpool Central to Lime Street, hence travelers are assured of fast and reliable means of transport any time of the day. The station has enough toilets, which are located near Lord Nelson Street entrance and baby changing facilities. There are also trolley bars readily available at platforms 2/3/4/5/7 and 8. The station also hosts food, drink and shopping outlets which include Burger King, M&S Simply, Uppercrust, café Nero, Costa Coffee and Boots.

The station is situated on Lime Street and is regarded as not only the gateway to Liverpool City Center but also the world's first real public railway that connected Manchester to Mersey with the first trains being hauled up and down by ropes instead of locomotives. Just outside the station travelers will find myriad pubs, restaurants and some of the city's best hotels. 

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