Getting to Liverpool University

Car share to Liverpool, Merseyside L69, United Kingdom

Known for its music, culture and lively nightlife, Liverpool is an exciting city for students, and the University of Liverpool lies right at its heart. With a student base of over 23,000 and 5600 staff, including as many as 1300 leading researchers in their fields, the university is equally dynamic – and with its handy city centre location, you're perfectly placed to catch all the action. 

Read on for the low-down on the easiest and cheapest transport options for getting to Liverpool University – whether you're coming from elsewhere in town or further afield.

How to get to Liverpool University by rail

The university campus is only ten minutes' walk from Liverpool's Lime Street train station, which is served by a variety of rail services connecting with destinations across the UK. Leaving the train station by the main exit, turn left onto Lime Street, then left again at the Britannia Adelphi Hotel. Head up Brownlow Hill toward the Metropolitan Catholic Cathedral, and you'll see the red brick university buildings and clocktower ahead of you.

Getting to Liverpool University by coach and bus

Liverpool is served by a good network of National Express coaches, which arrive and depart from the city's main coach station in Norton Street, just a ten-minute stroll from campus. Turn right at the station exit and cross London Road, then continue along Seymour Street and Russell Street. Turn left onto Brownlow Hill and head up toward the Metropolitan Cathedral – the university will be visible just ahead.

There is also an excellent network of local buses providing transport between the Liverpool Uni campus and other areas in the city – visit the Merseytravel website for comprehensive timetables, journey planners and other info.

Commuting to Liverpool University by car share

Liverpool is easily accessed from the M56, M58 and M62 motorways – simply follow the signs for the city centre and university itself. If you're using sat nav, the campus postcode is L3 5TR. 

Bear in mind, though, that parking is limited in the area around campus, so for a more efficient (and less costly) option, it may be worth your while to arrange a car share with other students or staff members. Commuting by car share is cheap, environmentally friendly, and a great way to get to know other people in the area – which can only enrich your experience of this fascinating and energetic city!

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