Travel

AND Festival 2020 resurfaces in along the industrial waterways of the Manchester Ship Canal and River Mersey, with 4 days of site-specific installations and events in Merseyside and Cheshire. It is easily accessible by public transport, and there is a range of B&Bs, hotels and youth hostels around the locations.

How to get there?

By Train

The closest major station is Liverpool Lime Street which is connected by direct rail routes from London, Manchester and other surrounding areas and cities. From here, there are connections to various festival hubs. 

Manchester Piccadilly to Liverpool Lime Street – a direct journey to/from Manchester Piccadilly Station takes approximately 58 minutes

Manchester Victoria to Liverpool Lime Street – a direct journey to/from Manchester Victoria Station takes approximately 38 minutes

London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street – a direct journey to/from London Euston takes approximately 2hr 30 minutes

Station Destination Travel Time
Liverpool Lime Street Birkenhead Central 9 mins by train
Liverpool  Lime Street Ellesmere Port 42 mins by train 
Liverpool  Lime Street Liverpool James Street 4 mins by train 
Liverpool Lime Street Cunard Building 17 mins walk
Liverpool Lime Street Mann Island 15 mins walk

By Bike

Liverpool City Council operates a docking bike system where bikes can be rented or short (or long) amounts of time. Full details can be found on the citybike website.

By Car

A journey from Manchester to Liverpool will take approximately 1hr

A journey from Manchester to Birkenhead will take approximately 1hr 20 minutes

A journey from Manchester to Ellesmere Port will take approximately 1hr

Parking:

Birkenhead, Wirral:

Sites operated by Wirral Council can be found here.

Liverpool:

Q Park John Lewis 

Q Park Liverpool One

Liverpool Waterfront 17 Monarchs Quay, Liverpool L3 4FP

By Air 

Two airports are in proximity to the festival, with Manchester being the best served for major carriers

Manchester Airport

The airport is approximately 50 miles from Wirral and Liverpool

Train: Manchester Airport station to Liverpool Lime Street – a direct journey to/from Manchester Airport station takes approximately 1hr 20 minutes

Car hire is available from the airport

Liverpool John Lennon Airport 

The airport is less than 15 miles from Wirral and Liverpool

Train: Liverpool South Parkway is the closest rail station to Liverpool John Lennon Airport and is located approximately 3 miles from the airport itself. Transport is available between the airport and the rail station via regular bus services.

Liverpool South Parkway to Liverpool Lime Streeta direct journey to/from Liverpool South Parkway takes approximately 10 minutes 

Liverpool South Parkway to Birkenhead Central – a direct journey to/from Liverpool South Parkway takes approximately 28 minutes

Car hire is available from the airport

 

Image: Manchester Ship Canal, Warrington. Photo by Neil Mitchell/shutterstock.com