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Getting To Southport

Southport is easy to get to whether you're traveling by road, rail, air or sea.

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

You can access a journey planner which provides information for all public transport services available in the Merseyside region.

You can create a journey plan based on your current location, an address, a postcode, a street name, a bus stop or a point of interest and it will provide an overview of each suggestion plus the detailed steps of each journey.

By Road:

Sat Nav - PR8 1DA (this will direct you to Lord Street)

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.

By Train:

Train services run from various towns and cities into Southport Train Station.

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.


There has never been a better time to jump on a Northern train and enjoy lighter and longer days by treating yourself to a beautiful coastal town to escape the hustle and bustle of a big city for a day out.

Northern provide a great range of tickets for anyone looking for a fun day out.

Take time out with the family and enjoy half price travel for under 16s, with under 5’s travelling for free! Visit www.northernrailway.co.uk/kids for more information

Or grab a mate and save 25% when you travel together with our the Duo ticket. Visit www.northernrailway.co.uk/duo for more information.

And if you book in advance you can save up to 65% with a Northern Advance train ticket. Visit www.northernrailway.co.uk/advance for more information

Travelling by train with Northern has never been so good with 100’s of new and refurbished trains that provide a more stylish and comfortable ride. Free wi-fi keeps you connected and charging points give you the power to keep in touch! And for your piece of mind, you’ll find their 600 cleaning team work round the clock to keep everything clean and safe, alongside CCTV for that extra reassurance.

So what you waiting for?  Ditch the car and Go Do Your Thing in Southport with Northern. Click here to download their app and book your tickets with no booking fee!


By Bus or Coach:

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

Coach - 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.

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.

Once you are here....

Park & Ride - There are three operating park and ride services in Southport.

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

Taxi - 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.

Cycle Hire - This service is available at the Eco Visitor Centre and Southport Train Station, where bikes, childen's bikes, tag-a-longs, trailers and child seats are available to hire.

Wheelchair Hire/ Mobility Scooters - Whilst here you can hire a wheelchair or mobility scooter through Scoota Mart Ltd

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