How to get here

The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, PR8 1DB

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!

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.


The Atkinson does not have a car park.

There is on-road pay and display parking around Southport as well as a number of off-road car parks. After 6pm there is free on street parking available down Lord Street and throughout the town. For more detailed car parking information in Southport please visit the Sefton Council website.

If you hold a Blue Badge, you can park in either of the 2 designated parking spaces outside The Atkinson. These spaces are available on a first come, first served basis. Parking is only for The Atkinson visitors and not for general disabled parking for the town. Access is from the bollards outside Southport Town Hall, please press the button and a member of the team will let you in.

There is a coach drop of point just 100 yards from our main doors on Eastbank Street.

By Train

The nearest railway station is Southport which is approximately 3 minutes walk from the venue and has frequent services to and from Liverpool, Wigan, Manchester and further afield. Train times are available from the National Rail website

Merseyrail run fast and frequent services between Liverpool South Parkway (for Liverpool John Lennon Airport), Liverpool City Centre and Southport.

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.

By Bus or Coach

The nearest bus stop to The Atkinson is on Lord Street outside Christ Church.

Arriva Bus operate the local network,

Merseytravel operate a number of bus services to and from Southport,

National Express coaches serve Southport from all major UK towns and cities,

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.