Getting to Anfield Stadium in Liverpool
Are you planning to visit the city of Liverpool and explore the famous stadium of Liverpool Football Club? Or perhaps you have tickets for an upcoming match and want to tour the city ahead of kick-off? Find out how to get to Anfield with our guide on your travel options.
Liverpool isn’t a particularly large city, but if this is the first visit, you may struggle to find your way around. To help make your visit a smooth experience, we have compiled a list of how you can get to Anfield Stadium, the home of England’s most successful football club.
Liverpool has a fantastic transport infrastructure and is one of the largest cities in the North West, so getting to Anfield is relatively simple whether you’re travelling by car, bus, train or other. With Liverpool FC boasting millions of international fans, Liverpool is near some of the country’s largest airports, and the city itself is very welcoming to visitors.
Lime Street to Anfield
If you’re travelling to the city via train, Lime Street Station is located in the city’s heart and connects to railways throughout the country, while Liverpool Central Station is just a short walk away. Whatever station your train stops at, Lime Street or Central, rest assured there are plenty of places to visit within walking distance and a range of transport options to further your journey to Anfield.
Liverpool City Centre to Anfield
As we mentioned previously, Liverpool is a perfect city for travellers coming into the city from another country. As well as several train stations, you can find the city’s two largest bus stations at Queen Square Bus Station and Liverpool One Bus Station. The city centre is also an incredible destination to experience the build-up atmosphere hours ahead of a big match!
Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Anfield
Liverpool John Lennon Airport offers routes from many countries throughout the world. When you arrive, you can continue to the city centre via local bus, train and taxi services. Alternatively, Manchester Airport is just 40 minutes away via car and is one of the largest airports in the world, so you shouldn’t have a problem finding a direct or connecting route.
Driving to Anfield
Are you visiting Liverpool by car? Then you can access the city via highly-connected motorways such as the M57 and M62. However, parking around the stadium can be a big hassle on matchday, so we recommend leaving your car elsewhere and instead opt for public transport when travelling to the ground.
The Best Way to Get To Anfield on Match Days
If you are coming to the city on a match day, we must warn you that Liverpool gets very busy! After all, it means more than 50,000 people flocking to the stadium to see the Reds in action. Therefore, it’s important to plan your journey in advance to ensure you don’t miss kick-off. The good news is that the city has an excellent transport infrastructure and is well prepared to handle Liverpool FC matches.
First of all, we don’t recommend driving to the game yourself! While this is an option, many roads around the ground are closed a few hours before kick-off, and traffic will be extremely heavy in the run-up. If you decide to drive, you will have to leave plenty of time to find an available parking spot, and you may have to spend quite a fortune. Otherwise, it might be wise to consider public transport. Bus services run to the stadium regularly, including express services, with affordable ticket prices. You can choose to travel but train, but there isn’t a railway close to the stadium, so you may require a long walk or an additional option. If you don’t like to squeeze into a packed bus or train, you can consider a local taxi company like Delta or a black cab. However, prices may rise significantly on a matchday.
Our LFC City Explorer tour bus is one of the best ways to get to Anfield on matchdays. The bus will continue to operate during our running hours, taking you from the city centre to the stadium. However, with roads closed around the ground, our times may be affected – so please check before travelling. Fancy a long walk to the stadium? It will take around 50 minutes to get there from the city centre.
Liverpool Bus to Anfield
Once you have arrived in the city, the city centre is your best place for transport, and there are several routes connecting to Anfield. One of the best ways to get to Anfield Stadium is, without a doubt, the LFC City Explorer Liverpool bus tour, which stops right outside the stadium. This LFC bus has been designed to enable tourists to catch the best sights throughout the city, including incredible views from Everton Park.
With LFC City Explorer, you can hop on and off at designated stops throughout the route, allowing you to take a sightseeing break before continuing your journey. This bus tour stops right outside the stadium before beginning the reverse journey towards the Royal Albert Dock Liverpool.
The Royal Albert Dock Liverpool to Anfield
When visiting Liverpool, you have to visit the historic Royal Albert Dock! This is undoubtedly one of Liverpool’s best landmarks where you can enjoy watersport activities, take in a lovely breeze and indulge in some delicious food. Our LFC City Explorer bus begins its journey here, so it’s a perfect place to relax before starting your journey towards Anfield. The bus stops on Gower Street every hour between 10 am and 4 pm.
Canada Boulevard to Anfield
If you don’t fancy boarding LFC City Explorer at the Royal Albert Dock, our next stop is just a short trek along the famous Liverpool Waterfront. Canada Boulevard is close to the ferry terminals, where you can catch lovely views overlooking the River Mersey. Not to mention it’s also the place to be when the magnificent cruise ships come into town! After you’ve had a stroll around the Pier Head, just hop on board the bus outside the Three Graces, consisting of the Royal Liver Building, Cunard Building and Port of Liverpool Building. The bus stops here 5 minutes past the hour.
The Shankly Museum to Anfield
Did you know there is a museum dedicated to Liverpool’s most iconic manager Bill Shankly? Based on Victoria Street, this museum offers fans an unmissable opportunity to see a collection of personal artefacts once belonging to Shankly. Our bus stops here 20 minutes past the hour before heading to the ultimate stop you’ve all been waiting for… Anfield Stadium!
Now that you know how to get to Anfield, are you ready to plan your visit to the iconic home of Liverpool FC? Buy your LFC bus tour tickets online today…