Getting there & away
The coach station for National Express (08705 808080; www.nationalexpress.com) is just north of the city inside the ring road. Destinations include Birmingham (£10.20, 2½ hours, four daily), Liverpool (£6.20, one hour, three daily), London (£21, 5½ hours, three daily) and Manchester (£5.70, 1¼ hours, three daily).
For information on local bus services, ring the Cheshire Bus Line (602666). Local buses leave from the Town Hall Bus Exchange. On Sundays and bank holidays a Sunday adventurer ticket (adult/child £3.50/2.50) gives you unlimited travel in Cheshire.
The train station is a 15-minute walk from the city centre via Foregate St and City Rd, or Brook St. City-Rail Link buses are free for people with rail tickets, and operate between the station and Bus Stop A on Frodsham St. Trains travel to Liverpool (£4, 40 minutes, hourly), London Euston (£56.20, three hours, hourly) and Manchester (£10.30, one hour, hourly).