Travel Information

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How to Get to Liverpool

Air Travel

Manchester International Airport (MAN) is 45 minutes by motorway from Liverpool.

Duration of flights to Manchester International Airport from:

  • Amsterdam 65 minutes
  • Chicago 8.5 hours
  • Dublin 45 minutes
  • Dusseldorf 80 minutes
  • Hong Kong 13 hours
  • Madrid 2.5 hours
  • New York 7.5 hours
  • Paris 1 hour
  • Rome 2.5 hours

Regular trains (2 an hour) leave Manchester Airport for Liverpool Lime St Station. There are direct trains with a journey time of about 1 hour, or trains with one change with a journey time of 1 1/2 hours. Check train time tables on the National Rail website.

Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL) also provides a variety of international flights.

There is regular bus service from Liverpool Airport into Liverpool city centre. Options include the Arriva Service 80/80A/180 to the Liverpool Paradise St Interchange, the Arriva Service 86A (to the Liverpool One Bus Station), and the Arriva Airlink 500 (to the Paraside St Interchange or to Lime St Station). Another option is to take the Airlink 501 to Liverpool South Parkway train station, and continue with train service to Lime St Station.

Car Travel

From the M62, at the end of the motorway, continue straight ahead onto Edge Lane (A5080, then A5047) and look for signs for Liverpool City Centre, Liverpool One Shopping Centre, and/or Albert Dock. The Hilton Hotel is located adjacent to Liverpool One directly across from the Albert Dock.

If you're coming from Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL), follow the A561 into Liverpool, then at Parliament St exit onto the A562. Continue to Chaloner St onto the A5036, following this until you reach Strand St. Take a sharp right onto Strand St and the Hilton Liverpool Hotel is on your right.

For sat-nav users, the post code for the Hilton Liverpool Hotel is L1 8LW (3 Thomas Steers Way).

Coach Travel

National Express provides coach service between Liverpool and many destinations in the United Kingdom. The National Express terminal in Liverpool is loctaed on Norton St, approximately 15-20 minutes by foot from the Hilton Liverpool Hotel.

Rail Travel

Liverpool Lime St Station is well-served by the British Rail network with connections to London and all other major British cities. Check the National Rail website for ticket information and booking.

Here are some travel times between Liverpool and other selected destinations:

  • Birmingham 1.5-2 hours
  • Cardiff 4 hours
  • Edinburgh 3.5-4.5 hours (depending upon changes)
  • Glasgow 3.5-4 hours
  • Leeds 2 hours
  • London (Euston) 2.5 hours
  • Manchester 1 hour
  • Southampton 4.5 hours

By foot, it is a 10-15 minute journey between Lime St Station and the Hilton Liverpool Hotel. Taxi service is available from the station at the Skelhorne St exit.

The Eurostar rail service operates between London (St Pancras), Paris, and Brussels, with further (non-Eurostar) connections to many major European cities.

Sea Travel

Liverpool is linked to Dublin via ferry service and Birkenhead (across the Mersey River from Liverpool) is linked to Belfast.

Check the timetables for further information and booking. If you're traveling between Belfast and Liverpool with your car, here is one ferry service that can accommodate you (check online for others).


If you are not a British Citizen or a citizen of one the European Economic Area (EEA) countries, you may need an entry clearance before you travel to the UK.

People from certain countries, known as visa nationals, need an entry clearance to enter the UK for any reason; those from other countries need one only for some reasons: for example, to live as the wife or husband of a British Citizen.

Entry clearance is the formal term to describe the application process for visa nationals who wish to travel to the United Kingdom and for non visa nationals who intend a longer stay or to settle in the UK. The entry clearance certificate, more commonly called a visa, is placed in your passport or travel document.

The visa tells the immigration officer at a UK port of arrival: the purpose of your travel; how long you can stay in the UK; and the latest date that you can enter the UK. Normally, you may enter and leave the UK as many times as you like during the validity of your visa.

To find out if you need a visa and for further information, go to UKvisas.

If you need a "letter of attendence" to apply for a visa, please contact Leszek Gasieniec. Please note that you should first register for the conference, as we require proof of your intention to attend before a letter can be supplied.