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Location Info

Place: Liverpool, UK

Venue: Open Labs next to the Astrophysics Research Institute

Dates: 10-13 November 2015

Travel Info


There are two airports providing access to the city of Liverpool.

LPL - Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Liverpool John Lennon Airport is located 14km from Liverpool city centre.
There is no rail link at this airport but there are frequent bus services to Liverpool South Parkway railway station which is NOT near the city.
Liverpool South Parkway is a double railway station providing two separate routes to Liverpool Lime Street or Liverpool Central stations, which are in the city.
A combined bus/train ticket can be purchased at the airport.

The bus services from the airport direct to Liverpool are numbered 500 , 86A and 80A .
These are operated by Arriva and also go via Liverpool South Parkway station.

Journey time to Liverpool is about 30 minutes.

MAN - Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport is located 57km from Liverpool city centre.
There is a rail link at this station. Trains operated by Northern Rail go direct to Liverpool Lime Street station every hour, (Timetable).
The journey time is approximately 1 hour.

An alternative train route is from the airport station to Manchester Piccadilly station and changing there for a train to Liverpool Lime Street.
This journey time is approximately 1.5 hours

The Rail Journey Planner is useful for planning rail travel with all UK train companies and for checking on delays or cancellations.