Trains to Anfield

How to get to Anfield stadium by train

Getting to Anfield Stadium by train is a breeze. LNR trains to Liverpool stop at the nearest mainline station, Liverpool Lime Street.

Four and a half hours before kick-off, a dedicated matchday team based at Liverpool Lime Street station guides fans to buses and transport services before making the two-mile journey to the ground.

From Lime Street, you have a few options: either walk the two-mile distance to the stadium, hop into a taxi or catch a bus. Buses are quick and easy from Lime Street Station to Anfield. The 917 express bus service runs every 10 minutes and takes roughly 15 minutes to get to the stadium. The bus stop is on Walton Lane, just outside the stadium. Taxis are also available from Lime Street Station, with the typical fare to Anfield around £10.

Purchase your train tickets to Anfield, or for more information about trains to Liverpool, see our live departure and arrival times.


Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)

Liverpool Lime Street station
Lime Street
L1 1JD
Visit station page

Liverpool Lime Street station information

Staffing level Full time
Information systems
  • DepartureScreens
  • ArrivalScreens
  • Announcements
Station operator Network Rail
Ticket office opening times

Ticket Office & Travel Centre on the station concourse

The travel centre which provides travel information is also located on the concourse

  • Sunday: 07:15 - 23:05
  • Monday to Friday: 05:00 - 23:38
  • Saturday: 05:00 - 23:38
Pre-purchase collection Yes
Ticket machine Yes
Smartcards issued here Yes
Validate Smartcards here No
Smartcards information

Walrus cards and local Saveaway only. For more information Click here .

Penalty fares NR
Customer service information

Please see a member of staff or go to the Network Rail Station Reception on the main concourse; further to that you can contact Network Rail on 03457 11 41 41.

Left luggage

Available: Yes

Telephone: 0151 909 3697


Lost property

Telephone: 0330 024 0215


  • Monday to Friday: 09:00 - 17:30
First class lounge opening times

The First Class Lounge is located on the main concourse and is for First Class Avanti West Coast customers only.

The First Class Lounge at Liverpool Lime Street will be closed to customers on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 February due to filming at the station. If you’d like to enjoy complimentary refreshments before continuing your journey, please present your Avanti West Coast First Class ticket to a member of Avanti West Coast staff upon your arrival at Liverpool Lime Street and they’ll help you out.

  • Monday to Friday: 06:00 - 20:00
  • Saturday: 08:00 - 18:00
  • Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00
Seated area
Waiting room

Located on main concourse

  • Monday to Saturday: 05:00 - 21:00
  • Sunday: 07:00 - 21:00
Station buffet

Various retail establishments are present on Liverpool Lime Street station to purchase refreshments.


Male and Female toilets located on the station concourse by Lord Nelson street entrance

Baby changing facilities

Female toilets


WiFi hot spots around Liverpool Lime Street station

Post box

Outside the station on Lime Street

ATM machine

Located on Platform 7


Various retail establishments including Photo Booths to purchase items whilst in the station


We want everyone to travel with confidence. That is why, if you are planning on travelling on national rail services, you can request an assistance booking in advance - now up to 2 hours before your journey is due to start, any time of the day. For more information about Passenger Assist and how to request an assistance booking via Passenger Assist, please click here .


If you wish to book assistance but are not sure which train operator you are travelling with, you can call 0800 022 3720. On calling, you will be referred to the appropriate train operator.


Staff help

Liverpool Lime Street Mobility Team are available: -

  • Monday - Saturday 07:00 - 22:00
  • Sunday 08:00 - 22:00


A mobility assistance vehicle is available - to book, or for help boarding and alighting your train, please contact your train operator, ideally 48 hours in advance.

  • Monday to Sunday: 24 hours
Induction loop available Yes
Ticket machine

There are eight accessible ticket machines at the station located on the station concourse.

Accessible booking office counter available
Ramp for train access available
Accessible taxis information

Accessible taxis at Liverpool Lime Street station can be provided at the taxi rank. If you require a private accessible taxi please locate a member of the station staff and they will provide you with a local taxi firm company number.

Accessible public phones

Situated on main concourse opposite Northern's Travel Centre

National Key toilets available

The National Key (RADAR) toilet is located next to the Male and Female toilets by the Lord Nelson Street entrance. If you do not have a key please locate a member of staff and they will provide you with one.

Ticket gates
Impaired mobility set down available

Assistance is available to and from platforms

Car park 1 Short stay car park located on Skelhorne Street & Long Stay Car Park located on Lord Nelson Street
Car park 1 operator APCOA
Car park 1 spaces 280
Car park 1 opening times
  • Monday to Sunday: 24 hours
Car park 1 contact details


Onward travel

'Arriva' and 'Stagecoach' operate a network of daily, frequent bus routes around the city and also to nearby towns. For route maps and timetables: and

Liverpool's main bus station (on Roe Street) is about 4 minutes walk from Lime Street station.

Not all buses are accessible

Buy a Liverpool PLUSBUS ticket with your train ticket, for discount price unlimited bus travel around the city. More details at

Cycle storage available Yes
Cycle storage spaces 52
Cycle storage sheltered Yes
Cycle storage CCTV Yes
Cycle storage location

Alongside station entrance

Cycle storage information

There are 2 areas at Liverpool Lime Street station where you can lock up your bike, Lord Nelson Street and Skelhorne Street. They are the only 2 places you are permitted to leave your bike at the station.

Cycle storage types
  • Racks
Rail replacement information

Rail replacement services depart at the Bus stop on Skelhorne Street, near the Tesco Express. L3 5GA.

Taxi rank

Liverpool Lime Street Station is just a short hop on the 10A and City Centre Circular (C4 and C5) buses to Liverpool ONE bus station. From there you can get the 500 Airport Flyer bus direct to LJLA. In the reverse direction Liverpool ONE bus station is just a short hop on any of the 86 bus services (86, 86A, 86C and 86D) to Elliot Street opposite Lime Street Station.


This can be reached by using the Merseyrail from Liverpool Lime Street station.

Follow this link to find the station map

Departures and arrivals from Liverpool Lime Street

Load stations
Last updated:

About Liverpool Lime Street station

Liverpool Lime Street station serves as a major railway hub in Liverpool, providing crucial transportation links within the city and to the wider UK rail network.

While the station is not open 24 hours, it operates from early morning until late at night. Ticket machines at the station allow pre-purchase collection options. For security, the station is equipped with CCTV surveillance, and passengers can find seating and waiting areas for comfort.

Liverpool Lime Street is a key interchange point for those using the Merseyrail network, consisting of the Northern Line, Wirral Line and City Line, connecting various parts of the Liverpool City Region.

Additionally, the station offers a wide variety of connections to other UK stations, making it an essential transportation hub in the region. Travellers can catch direct trains to Manchester Piccadilly in around 45 minutes or to London Euston with travel times of approximately 2 hours.

About Anfield & Liverpool FC

Anfield stadium, the home of Liverpool FC , aka The Reds, carries a deep significance for both fans and the broader football community, earning its place among the world's most renowned sporting arenas. Originally the home of Everton FC from 1884 to 1891, a dispute with president John Houlding led Everton to shift to Goodison Park, the other side of Stanley Park. Houlding then established Liverpool FC making Anfield their home.

The stadium features four stands: Spion Kop, Sir Kenny Dalglish Stand, Anfield Road End and the new Main Stand. The Kop is famed for its passionate fans and lively match atmosphere.

The Shankly Gates bear the timeless inscription "You'll never walk alone," a heartfelt homage to the legendary manager Bill Shankly. These gates, along with the adjacent Hillsborough Memorial, a poignant tribute to the 96 lives lost in the tragic events of 1989, hold a special and solemn place in the hearts of Liverpool supporters.

Anfield has witnessed innumerable memorable football moments, including the "Miracle of Istanbul" in 2005, when Liverpool clinched the UEFA Champions League despite being 3-0 down at halftime. Steven Gerrard’s stunning long-range equaliser in the 2006 FA Cup Final against West Ham United is etched in history.

How to get tickets to Anfield and when is the best time to visit?

Check Liverpool FC's site early for match ticket availability . Due to high demand, most fixtures sell out well in advance.

Arrive early to Anfield Stadium to allow enough time for security checks, generally two to three hours beforehand is recommended, although times may vary based on the event.

Can you visit Anfield on a non-match day and does it offer stadium tours? 

Learn more about the club on an immersive behind-the-scenes tour of Anfield Stadium . Visit the dressing rooms, walk through the players' tunnel beneath the ‘This Is Anfield,’ and sit in the manager's dugout in one of the world's most famous football stadiums. Tours also include The Liverpool FC Story, an interactive museum and The Boom Room, recounting Jurgen Klopp's dream team journey.

Handy tip: When you travel with London Northwestern Railway, get an exclusive 2FOR1 entry to some of the UK’s top attractions, including Anfield.

What security is in place and do you need ID at Anfield?

Security at Anfield is tight. Visitors may be searched before entering. Small bags and rucksacks are allowed, but will be checked. ID is recommended for adults as random checks will take place. Children under the age of 16 do not need ID, but must be accompanied by an adult.

What restaurants and shops are at Anfield? 

Burgers, hot dogs, beer, cider, and hot and cold drinks are available during matches, concerts and events. Hospitality packages include several bars and lounges. The stadium is cashless, however pre-ordering is possible via the seatserve app . Bringing your own food is allowed within stadium policies.

The LFC retail store , with a VIP section, fan zone and coffee shop, is the place for fashionwear and official Reds merchandise, including home and away kits and souvenirs. It’s open seven days a week.

Other attractions and activities near Anfield

Whether you're heading to Anfield for a match or a visit, maximise your football-related trip with these recommendations.

Get your game face on before or after a match by hitting these pubs where Reds fans gather. A must-visit is The Albert on Walton Breck Road, by the Kop – a fan-favourite for its buzzing atmosphere. The historic Sandon on Oakfield Road, birthplace of Liverpool FC, dates back to the 1870s. Don't miss its impressive Steven Gerrard mural. Taggy’s Bar & Beer Garden , the Liverpool FC-themed pub on Anfield Road, has a roomy beer garden and big screen.

Away from the game, unwind at Stanley Park . This historic park divides the home grounds of Liverpool FC and Everton FC. Just a short walk from Anfield, Liverpool FC fans come to see the Bill Shankly statue. It's Liverpool's largest park, a massive space with gardens, a boating lake, play area for kids, a golf course, tennis centre, as well as fishing lakes and the splendid Isla Gladstone conservatory.

Discover more about Liverpool's football legacy with a trip to the blue side of Liverpool at Goodison Park, Everton FC 's home, just a short walk from Anfield. Discover the story behind the city's two clubs and their parting ways. Tours include the players' tunnel, the dugout, dressing rooms and press box. The Legends Experience also includes refurbished hospitality lounges, match-day information, the directors' box and the home and away changing rooms.