Southport is now easily accessible to get to whether you’re traveling by road, rail, air or sea.
Park & Ride Services
There is a Park & Ride Service at Esplanade Park & Ride, located at the Eco Centre, Southport. The circular bus route starts here and park and ride customers can get on/off the bus at the designated and convenient park & ride stops on the route.
Buses run every 10 minutes. £1.50 per car. PR8 2BZ.
* Please note that on Sundays and Bank Holidays during the Summer, Park & Ride does not operate from The Esplanade. On these days the service relocates to the Fairways site at the northern end of the Marine Lake when buses run every 10 minutes
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.
Follow brown tourism signs for Lord Street
For direct routes please visit the AA Route planner
There is on-road pay and display parking around Southport as well as a number of off-road car parks.
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.
It could not be easier to visit Southport Market by Train as Southport station is just 3 minutes walk from the market.
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.
Merseyrail run fast and frequent services between Liverpool South Parkway (for Liverpool John Lennon Airport), Liverpool City Centre and Southport.
For further rail enquiries please visit the National Rail website.
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.