Meet and Greet: Airport Transfer Service

The Meet and Greet airport transfer service is now over for this year.  Please see the information below regarding transport options to make your own way to Liverpool from Manchester, Liverpool and London Airports. 

I am arriving at Manchester Airport 

You can travel from Manchester Airport to Liverpool by train, coach or taxi.  Trains and coaches from Manchester Airport depart from “The Station” which can be found easily by following signs within the Airport. The station is located at the heart of the airport and should take no more than 5 - 15 minutes to get to from the Airport terminals.

>> Travelling from Manchester Airport to Liverpool by Train
There is a direct train link from Manchester Airport Station to Liverpool Lime Street (the main train station in Liverpool).  You can check the train timetable for this service at https://www.thetrainline.com/. The train leaves every hour and the journey takes approximately 1 hour, tickets usually cost around £15 per person. Tickets can be purchased at the Manchester Airport Train Station from the ticket counters or self-service ticket machines.

Depending on which accommodation you will be staying in, you may be able to walk from Liverpool Lime Street train station, or you could get a taxi from the station to your accommodation which will only cost a few pounds. Please remember to have your accommodation address with you, to show the driver.

 
>> Travelling from Manchester Airport to Liverpool by Coach
There are coaches available through National Express that travel directly between Manchester Airport Station and the Liverpool One Bus Terminal, Canning Place.  Coach schedules can be found and booked here: www.nationalexpress.com The coach usually takes around one hour.  If you choose this option you will need to book your ticket in advance, which will cost approximately £5-7.

Depending on which accommodation you will be staying in, you may be able to walk from Liverpool One Bus Terminal, Canning Place, or you could get a taxi from the station to your accommodation which will only cost a few £.

>> Travelling from Manchester Airport to Liverpool by Taxi
If you would prefer to take a taxi from Manchester Airport to Liverpool, either as an individual or a group of students, this will cost around £80-£90. You would be able to get a taxi on the day, outside the Arrivals hall of the terminal building, with the taxi company Street Cars, Manchester Airport’s main taxi provider. It is also possible to book your taxi with them in advance at the following website: https://streetcarsmanchester.co.uk/airport/  

For further information on making the journey to Liverpool, please visit the following websites:

http://www.manchesterairport.co.uk/to-and-from-airport/

http://www.liv.ac.uk/maps/visiting/


 

I am arriving at Liverpool John Lennon Airport

We do not offer a Meet and Greet service from Liverpool Airport.

Liverpool John Lennon Airport is eight miles from the city and is best reached by taxi or the express bus, directly outside the entrance to the airport terminal.  You can also get buses 500, 86, 80A and 82A to Liverpool city centre.

https://www.liverpoolairport.com/transport

 

How do I travel from London Airports to Liverpool?

We do not offer a Meet and Greet service from the London Airports and suggest that you book your flight to Manchester Airport rather than London if possible.

>> Travelling from London Airports to Liverpool by Train

There is a direct train from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street. You can find more information about train times at https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

The quickest way to get to London Euston from any of the London airports is to take the tube (underground train). We advise against travelling through London on the underground with lots of luggage because of the difficulty of navigating tube stations, which don't usually have lifts, and busy tube services with limited space.

Remember to allow yourself enough time to collect your luggage, pass through immigration and travel across London.

Information on transport in the London area can be found on the Transport for London website. The train from London Euston arrives at Liverpool Lime Street station and usually takes just over two hours. You can find information on train times and book train tickets on the National Rail website or on Trainline. The cost of train tickets vary from around £25 to over £100 depending on the day, how far in advance you are booking, and the time of travel.

>> Travelling from London airports to Liverpool by coach

If you arrive in London by plane and are travelling to Liverpool by coach, in most cases you will first have to travel by underground train (tube) to Victoria coach station in the centre of London.

You should be aware that most tube stations don't have lifts and some have lots of stairs. As well as this, space on trains can be limited and services are often very busy, especially in central London.

If you decide to fly into London Heathrow and travel to Liverpool by coach, you can book a coach ticket from Heathrow to Liverpool, but this won’t usually be a direct service. The journey takes around six hours, but can be longer depending on traffic. You can find information and book tickets on the National Express website.

The National Express coach station is in Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place, in the centre of Liverpool. You could take a taxi from there to your accommodation.

If you decide to travel via London, remember to allow yourself enough time to collect your luggage, pass through immigration and travel across the city.

Information on transport in the London area can be found on the Transport for London website.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How much luggage can I bring?

We recommend you check the luggage allowance with your airline and then only bring as much luggage as you can manage. Often this will be 2 large wheeled cases and 1 small case).  

How long is the journey from Manchester Airport to Liverpool?

The journey takes between 50 minutes and 1 hour.

Do I need to wear a face mask in the train / taxi / coach?

It is not mandatory to wear a face mask, but the UK Government currently recommends wearing one in all enclosed spaces. 

 

Further information

Please ensure that you check and follow the latest Government rules for entering England.

If you have any questions, please email meetandgreet@liverpool.ac.uk and a member of the team will be happy to help.

More information on travel options is available on the University of Liverpool website Getting Here pages.