Getting here

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- so come and spend a few days with us!

 

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The Atkinson How to get here

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By Train

It could not be easier to visit The Atkinson by Train as Southport station is just 3 minutes walk from the venue.

merseyrail-logoMerseyrail run fast and frequent services between Liverpool South Parkway (for Liverpool John Lennon Airport), Liverpool City Centre and Southport. You can plan your journey straight to our door with their journey planner application and as we are the last stop on the line – it is easy to find us!

northern railway

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.

For further rail enquiries please visit the National Rail website.


By Road

With a variety of road networks 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 services

There are two operating park and ride services in Southport; the Esplanade, and  Kew . Click on each name for further information on the current service offered.


Parking

There is on-road pay and display parking around Southport as well as a number of off-road car parks. For more detailed car parking information in Southport please visit Sefton website for car parking information

Disabled Parking

There is more information on our accessibility page. There is disabled parking at the front of the building that  is available but is limited to two spaces.  These spaces are offered on a first come, first served basis. We will provide a ‘The Atkinson Visitor Parking Permit’ for three hours for the first two visitors who require them.  These can be issued to any visitors who are blue badge holders. The permits are available from the Box Office/shop counter ( Call 0151 934 2179) and we do ask for them to be returned at the end of the visit.


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.


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-freealternative 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 Laogshire to Holyhead.