First opened in 1884 as the home of Everton FC, Anfield Stadium has been the home of Liverpool FC
since the team's creation in 1892. Known for its rich history and fabulous match-day atmosphere, the stadium provides a brilliant experience for home and away supporters alike.
With a seating capacity of over 45,000, the stadium is the seventh largest in England – and is currently undergoing expansion works to increase its capacity still further. While the construction work does require some road closures in the area, it's still remarkably easy to get to and from Anfield – read on to find out more about your options.
How to get to Anfield Stadium
Kirkdale Station, on the Northern Line of the Merseyrail network
, is the nearest rail station to the stadium, only about a mile away. The station is served by frequent services (normally every 15 to 30 minutes) to Liverpool Central to the south and Ormskirk and Kirkby to the north.
Another option is Liverpool Lime Street Station, which lies about two miles from Anfield, on the West Coast Main Line. From here you can access a number of direct and interconnecting services to destinations across the country – visit National Rail
for more info.
The Liverpool Soccerbus
runs from Sandhills Station, on the Merseyrail Northern Line, to Anfield Stadium on all Premier League match days. The service runs for approximately two hours before the match (with the last departure about 15 minutes prior to kick-off) and 50 minutes after.
Alternately, you can get bus numbers 26, 27, 17 or 917 from Liverpool city centre directly to the stadium, while bus numbers 14, 19 and 68/168 will drop you a short distance away. More information on public transport in Liverpool (including a handy journey planner) can be found on the Merseytravel website
If you plan to cycle to Anfield Stadium, there is a designated bike storage area near the Food Village on Anfield Road, although you'll have to provide your own lock and make sure it's secure.
Although there are road closures in effect
during the stadium expansion process, it is still perfectly possible to travel to Anfield by car.
If you're coming from the north, take the M6 to junction 28. Follow the A58 along to Walton Hall Avenue, then turn left into Anfield Road. From the south, follow the M62 and turn right into Queens Drive A5058; next take a left into Utting Avenue, and again into Anfield Road. Drivers coming from the east will need to take the Mersey Tunnel, then follow the signs for Preston A580 – this will take you to Walton Hall Avenue, from which you can again access Anfield Road.
Parking is available at St Domingo Car Park (post code L5 0RS) from three hours before kick-off. If you're coming to the stadium for a tour on a non-match day, you can leave your vehicle at the Centenary Stand car park.
Car share to Anfield Stadium
Considering the huge popularity of Liverpool FC matches, there's never any shortage of people travelling to and from the stadium. Why not save on the cost of petrol and parking by joining up with fellow fans for a car share to matches? Whether you offer a seat in your car or hitch a ride with someone else making the same journey, it's a great way to save money and make new friends.