Getting there & away
The National Express Coach Station (08705 808080; Norton St) is situated 300m north of Lime St station. There are services to/from most major towns, including Manchester (£5.80, 1¼ hours, hourly), London (£22, five to six hours, seven daily), Birmingham (£10.20, 2¾ hours, five daily) and Newcastle (£18.40, 6½ hours, three daily).
Liverpool’s main station is Lime St. It has hourly services to almost everywhere, including Chester (£4, 40 minutes), London (£56.50, three hours), Manchester (£8.30, 45 minutes) and Wigan (£4.15, 50 minutes).
With the clever tagline of ‘Above Us Only Sky’, Liverpool John Lennon Airport (0870 750 8484; www.liverpooljohnlennonairport.co.uk) serves a variety of international destinations including Amsterdam, Barcelona, Dublin and Paris, as well as destinations in the UK (Belfast, London and the Isle of Man).