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Southport Travel Information

Southport is easy for visitors to get to by road, rail, air or sea.

The stunning beaches that stretch for miles and unspoilt coastlines are easily within your reach.

By Road:

With a good road network leading into Southport, taking in some stunning views, it is easy to travel to Southport by car:

From the South, take the M6 to exit 26; the M58 will take you to Ormskirk and then take the A570 to Southport.

From the North, follow the A59 from Preston (exit 31 from the M6) and then follow the signs to Southport.

For direct routes please visit the AA Route planner

Park & Ride:

There is an operating park and ride service in Southport at the Southport Eco Visitor Centre.


There is on-road pay and display parking around Southport as well as a number of off-road car parks.


Once you have arrived in Southport, it's easy to get around with a number of local taxi companies who can transport you door to door.

If you require a taxi when you're in the town, Radio Yellow Top Cabs (01704 531000) provide a reliable service.

By Train:

Train services run from various towns and cities into Southport.

Northern Rail operates regular services to Southport from Manchester Airport, Manchester (Piccadilly, Oxford Road and Victoria stations), Bolton and Wigan.

Connecting services to / from the North East and Yorkshire are available at Manchester Piccadilly and from the North, Scotland and the South at Wigan.

Merseyrail run fast and frequent services between Liverpool South Parkway (for Liverpool John Lennon Airport), Liverpool City Centre and Southport.

For further rail enquiries please visit the National Rail website.

By Bus or Coach: 

With a network of travel centres across Merseyside, Merseytravel operate a number of bus services to and from Southport.

National Express coaches serve Southport from all major UK towns and cities making the town easily accessibly by coach.

By Air:

With 3 airports less than an hour away, Southport is easily accessible by air:

Liverpool John Lennon Airport is one of the UK's longest established operational airports and is located 7 miles from Liverpool City Centre with major operators including KLM, Ryanair, easyJet and Wizz Air.

Liverpool John Lennon Airport is fully integrated into the North West's Public transport system and located just ten minutes from the major motorway network making it easily accessible.

Blackpool International Airport offers passengers a congestion-free alternative for air travel in and out of the Northwest.

It is conveniently located at the end of the M55 which links up with the M6 and has public transport links nearby.

Manchester International Airport is one of the UK’s most accessible international gateways operating to more than 200 destinations.

You can connect to the airport via a number of options including train, coach and road links.

By Sea:

Daily ferry crossings arrive into Liverpool from Belfast, Dublin and the Isle of man.

There are also sailings from Dun Laoghaire to Holyhead.

Cycle Hire:

This service is available at the Eco Centre and Southport Train Station, where bikes can be hired from as little as £6.00 for 4 hours or £8.00 per day.

Children's bikes, tag-a-longs, trailers and child seats are also available.

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