Travel & Transport
Virgin Trains operates hourly, direct services from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street (with a journey time of just over two hours). Other long-distance rail services also operate into Liverpool Lime Street station.
ACC Liverpool is a 20-minute walk from Lime Street or a short taxi ride. You can also transfer at Lime Street onto the underground Wirral Line trains to James Street station (10 minute walk) or catch the CityLink Route C4 (7am – 8pm) directly to ACC Liverpool. If travelling from outside Merseyside, you can catch an underground train to James Street station from Lime Street station, inclusive of the cost of your ticket.
Call Traveline Merseyside 0871 200 22 33 for up to date information about your bus, train or ferry service. The Traveline is open from 08:00 – 20:00 every day of the week.
Most Liverpool city centre bound buses will call at either Queen Square bus station (a 15-minute walk) or Liverpool ONE Bus Station, which is only a five minute walk to ACC Liverpool.
The CityLink Route C4 bus links Queen Square bus station, James Street rail station and Liverpool ONE Bus Station to ACC Liverpool. CityLink Route C4 operates every 20 minutes on Mondays to Saturdays and every 30 minutes on Sundays, between 07:00 – 20:00, with a maximum fare of £1 per journey. Merseytravel prepaid tickets, National Concessionary bus passes and Arriva day tickets are all valid on this service.
For up-to-date information on all bus, train and ferry services, call Traveline Merseyside on 0871 200 22 33, open 08:00 – -20:00, 364 days a year. You can also visit www.merseytravel.gov.uk
For all car journeys it’s best to follow the white-on-brown tourist route signs for the Waterfront. These signs are visible on the major routes into the city. ACC Liverpool is situated on the Kings Dock directly adjacent to the south side of the Albert Dock. Upon arrival, the Kings Dock entrance is clearly sign posted.
From the North…
Leave the M6 at junction 26 and follow signs for M58 Liverpool. Follow to end of M58 and then take signs for A59 Liverpool. Continue to follow Liverpool City Centre until picking up signs for the Waterfront. ACC Liverpool’s car park is signposted Waterfront on the city wide ‘available spaces’ signage.
From the South…
Leave the M6 at junction 21A and take the M62 to Liverpool. At the end of the M62 follow signs for Liverpool City Centre along Edge Lane, picking up and following signs for Waterfront. ACC Liverpool’s car park is signposted Waterfront on the city wide ‘available spaces’ signage.
Click here to find out more about parking at the venue.
Please Note: ACC Liverpool is a new building so some satellite navigation devices may not instantly recognise it – this can be rectified by one of the following actions:
a) Use the postcode L3 4BX, with the following co-ordinates – LAT:53.396007 LONG:-2.99118 (all satellite navigation units have this function).
b) Enter the city as ‘Liverpool’ and the road name as ‘Queen’s Wharf’.
Accommodation: Discounted Hotel Rates
Hotel booking for The Free From Show Winter 2018 is being managed by BCD M&E and HotelMap. If you would like assistance with your hotel booking, you can contact Sarah, the dedicated hotel adviser for this event. Her email address is Sarah@bcdme.com. Send her your requirements, phone number and Event Reference Code MFUQM, and she will get back to you with hotel options. You can also phone her seven days a week on +44 (0) 207 870 4100.