Organise your trip


Liverpool is a premier visitor destination with global transport connections. With two international airports on the doorstep and just a two-hour train journey from central London, it’s never been easier to get a ticket to ride to Liverpool city region.

University of Liverpool Campus 

For conference venue location details, please download the university campus map (PDF, 551 KB). All plenary sessions, parallel sessions and catering will be held in the Central Teaching Hub (221 on campus map).

The Central Teaching Hub (CTH) is located within the central campus of the University precinct, bound by Brownlow Hill, Grove Street, Oxford Street and Upper Mount Pleasant.

By air

By air

Liverpool Airport
+44 (0)871 521 8484

Liverpool John Lennon Airport is eight miles from the city and is best reached by taxi or the express bus, directly outside the entrance to the airport terminal. You can also get buses 500, 86, 80A and 82A to Liverpool city centre. More information about bus services is at: 

Manchester Airport
+44 (0)871 271 0711 

A train service runs between Manchester Airport and Liverpool Lime Street station. There is also a direct coach service which takes about 1 hour.

By train

By train

The Campus is just a ten-minute walk away from the nearest mainline station at Lime Street. Take the main exit and turn left into Lime Street. Then turn left again at the Britannia Adelphi Hotel and continue up Brownlow Hill towards the Metropolitan Catholic Cathedral and Red Brick Building with its clock tower.

For train information and timetables contact National Rail Enquiries:
+44 (0)8457 484950

By coach

By coach

The National Express coach station is in Norton Street, a ten-minute walk from the Campus. From the exit, turn right and cross London Road into Seymour Street and Russell Street. Then turn left into Brownlow Hill and head towards the Metropolitan Catholic Cathedral.

For coach information and timetables contact National Express Coaches:
+44 (0)8717 818181

By car

By car

From the M62: at the end of the motorway continue straight ahead onto Edge Lane (A5080 then A5047) and follow signs for Liverpool City Centre and the University.

Postcode for satellite navigation or online directions: L3 5TR

You can plan your route online using one of the free route planners - examples are The AA or The RAC.


Parking in Liverpool

On site visitor car parks have very limited capacity and operate on a pay as you exit basis. Visitors for this event is highly advised to use the nearest city council car park, Mount Pleasant (L3 5TB). Parking here cost £4 per day. 

By taxi


There's no shortage of taxis in Liverpool, making it quick and easy to grab a list, whether you need to get to an attraction outside the city centre or just quickly whizz across town. Simply hail a black taxi or call one of the trusted local companies, including Com Cabs.

A hackney cab rank is located directly outside the entrance to the airport terminal to aid your onward journey, cabs are available for all flight arrivals.

All Hackney Cab drivers have an NVQ Level 2 in Customer Service and at least three years experience, they have all been approved by the airport to work from the rank.

Long distance journeys are no problem with the ability to pay by credit or debit card available on request (cabs that have this service display ‘Chip, Pin, Go’ signs on the outside of the vehicle, if you wish to use this payment method). 

All cabs can carry at least 5 passengers and are all wheelchair accessible.

Excel Taxis
0151 728 8888

Davy Liver
0151 708 7080

Village Taxis
0151 427 7909

If you require any assistance planning your journey, please e-mail stating where you are travelling from and your preferred method.

Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline:
    23 February 2016
  • Registration deadline:
    22 March 2016