Trains to Goodison Park

How to get to Goodison Park stadium by train

LNR trains to Liverpool arrive and depart from two of Liverpool’s train stations: Liverpool Lime Street, the main station serving the city centre, as well as Liverpool South Parkway station. To get to Everton FC from Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool Lime Street, take the Northern Line of the Merseyrail to Kirkdale station, one mile from the stadium.

On Premier League and cup match days, the Soccerbus connects Sandhills Station to Goodison Park. When purchasing your train ticket, simply request 'Goodison Park' as an add-on for only £3, providing you with a round-trip fare on the Soccerbus. Alternatively, you can pay onboard with a return ticket costing £3.50. This service is complimentary for those with valid Trio, Solo, Saveaway tickets, or a Concessionary Travel Pass.

The Soccerbus operates for two hours before each Everton match, continuing until 15 minutes before kick-off, and for 50 minutes after the final whistle, ensuring fans have a hassle-free transport option to and from the stadium.


Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)

Liverpool Lime Street station
Lime Street
L1 1JD
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Liverpool Lime Street station information

Staffing level Full time
Information systems
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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


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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

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About Liverpool Lime Street station

Liverpool Lime Street station, a vital railway hub, seamlessly connects Liverpool with the wider UK rail network.

Operating from early morning to late at night, it features ticket machines for pre-purchase collection, CCTV surveillance, waiting areas, and seating.

The station serves as a crucial interchange for the Merseyrail network, joining the Northern Line, Wirral Line and City Line, facilitating regional connectivity.

Liverpool Lime Street station connects directly with other UK stations, making it an essential transportation hub in the region. Trains to Manchester Piccadilly take about 45 minutes, while travel to London Euston takes around 2 hours.

About Goodison Park & Everton FC

Established in 1878, Everton Football Club history began in Liverpool as St Domingo’s, changing to Everton in 1879 at Anfield stadium. However, a dispute with club president John Houlding led to their move to Goodison Park in 1892 on the opposite side of Stanley Park, heightening the Merseyside Derby rivalry. Dubbed the "Grand Old Lady," the stadium holds 39,752 fans, however the club is due to move to a new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock in Liverpool by 2025.

Each section of the stadium has its own character. The Bullens Road Stand, named after club director John Bullens, has exceptional pitch views and a buzzing matchday atmosphere. The Gwladys Street End, named after one of the club's founders, is renowned for its passionate, vocal supporters who contribute to the stadium's charged energy. The modern Main Stand provides comfortable seating and hospitality areas.

Goodison Park has witnessed historic football moments, like Dixie Dean's record-breaking goal in 1928. Everton's legendary striker netted his 60th league goal of the season against Arsenal, a feat unmatched in a single English top-flight season. A statue of Dixie Dean stands outside the stadium.

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

Many of Everton FC's match tickets are on sale approximately three weeks beforehand. Check the website for ticket availability . Due to high demand, most fixtures sell out well in advance.

Arrive early for both matches and concerts to allow enough time for security checks, generally one or two hours beforehand, although times may vary based on the event.

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

Fans can see areas that are usually off-limits during matches on a behind-the-scenes tour of Goodison Park Stadium . Visit the players dressing rooms, enter the Directors' Box and Media Centre. Walk along the players’ tunnel and enter the stadium to the theme tune of Z Cars, a popular TV police drama filmed in Liverpool in the 60s and 70s, giving a nod to the club's deep-rooted connection with the city of Liverpool.

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

At Goodison Park, security measures are in place. While small bags are allowed, they will be checked. Certain items are prohibited - check online for details. Carrying ID is recommended, especially if you're collecting tickets at the stadium.

What restaurants and shops are at Goodison Park? 

Food served at Goodison Park stadium includes burgers, hot dogs and scouse pies to salads, wraps, popcorn and nachos. Food outlets are throughout the stadium, and on match days, the outdoor fanzone behind the Park Stand provides both food and beer. For those seeking a premium matchday experience, Goodison Park offers various hospitality choices. The dress code for hospitality is smart casual.

Goodison Park is a cashless stadium.

The go-to place for official merchandise is The Everton One Megastore selling kits, souvenirs and more, seven days a week.

What other attractions and activities are near Goodison Park?

Goodison Park is in Walton, a suburb of Liverpool known for its historic Walton Parish Church of St Mary’s and more recently, vibrant street art. The busy shopping street of County Road is home to convenience stores, charity shops, fish and chip shops and pubs.

Blues fans, also known as the Toffees, often gather at popular pubs like The Winslow Hotel , otherwise known as the People’s pub right next to the Main Stand, The Brick on County Road, decked out in the club’s signature blue and white colours, while The Black Horse draws fans in for its beer garden.

Stanley Park separates the home grounds of Liverpool FC and Everton FC. It was the original home of Everton FC, before their move to Anfield, then Goodison Park. It's Liverpool's largest park, and provides a space for fans to relax before a match. On Derby matchdays, Stanley Park buzzes with the energy of Everton and Liverpool fans. It’s a massive park with the Isla Gladstone Conservatory, a rose garden, Italianate gardens, boating lake and play areas.

For a total immersion into Liverpool's football history, visit Anfield , Liverpool FC's home, just a short walk from Goodison Park. Discover the tale of the city's two clubs and their separate journeys. Feel the energy of The Kop, known for its lively fans and match buzz, and stroll under The Shankly Gates with the "You'll never walk alone" message. Tours include changing rooms, the players' tunnel beneath the 'This Is Anfield' sign, and the manager's dugout.