Arena & Convention Centre (ACC) Liverpool
King’s Dock
Liverpool Waterfront
L3 4FP
Tel: +44 (0)151 475 8888


The ACC has two main entrances. The Cityside where visitors will arrive from the piazza from the Albert Dock or city centre. The other is on the Riverside of the building, where the taxi and coach drop-off point is located. You can use either however HIS 2018 registration desks will be located closer to the Cityside entrance.


Travelling to Liverpool by rail

Liverpool Lime Street station is located in the heart of the city and is situated just 20 minutes’ walk from ACC Liverpool. There is a circular bus service run by City Link which runs every 12 minutes around the city centre and stops at both Liverpool Lime Street and ACC Liverpool.

Journey times to Liverpool Lime Street station:
Birmingham - 1 hour 30 minutes
Cardiff – 3hours 35 minutes
Edinburgh and Glasgow - 3 hours 45 minutes
London - 2 hours
Manchester – 45 minutes
Manchester Airport – 1 hour 10 minutes

Walking distance to ACC Liverpool from all nearby stations:
Liverpool Lime Street station (Mainline & Merseyrail) – 20 minutes
James Street (Wirral Line) – 10 minutes
Central (Northern & Wirral Line) – 20 minutes
Moorfields (Northern & Wirral Line) – 20 minutes

Train times are available at Train tickets are often cheaper when you book 3 months in advance.

Travelling to Liverpool by air

Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Manchester International Airport both under a 45 minute drive from the city.
Worldwide flight routes to Liverpool John Lennon Airport 
Worldwide flight routes to Manchester Airport 

From John Lennon Airport by bus
Service: Arriva 500
Frequency: Twice and hour, dependent on time of day
Journey time: 45 minutes
Fare: £2.20 (one way)
Disembarkation: Liverpool ONE
Onward to conference centre: Walk towards the river and Albert Dock and the Conference Centre is located within a 5 minute walk.
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From Manchester Airport by rail
Service: Transpenine
Frequency: Twice and hour, dependent on time of day
Journey time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Fare: £15 - £20 (one way)
Disembarkation: Liverpool Lime Street
Onward to Conference Centre: See rail section

Travelling to Liverpool by road

Public transport is the easiest way to reach Liverpool however if you do choose to drive, the city has good road infrastructure and numerous car parking facilities.

From the M6 take the M62, M58 or M56 into Liverpool.
Journey times:
Birmingham – 1 hour 50 minutes (98m/157km)
Cardiff – 3 hours 35 minutes (206m/331km)
Edinburgh and Glasgow - 3 hours 40 minutes (220m/354km)
London – 3 hours 50 minutes (210m/338km)
Manchester – 50 minutes (34m/55km)

There are a number of secure, inexpensive car parking options available for visitors to ACC Liverpool.
The Liverpool Waterfront Car Park is currently closed.
ACC Liverpool pay & display, Monarchs Quay, Liverpool, L3 4FP, (600 spaces, no height restrictions)
Tariff: Monday – Sunday 24 Hours, up to 1 hour £2.00, up to 2 hours £5.00, up to 5 hours £7.00, up to 9 hours £10.00, up to 24 hours £15.00.

Additional car parking is available just five minutes’ walk away, with 3,000 spaces spread across three separate sites. Many car parks are secure and open 24 hours. Here are some of the options:

Q-Park Liverpool ONE 35 Strand Street L1 8LT
Q-Park Hanover Street Gradwell Street L1 5AQ
Q-Park John Lewis 17 Liver Street, L1 8LJ
Albert Dock

Travelling to Liverpool by sea

Liverpool is a sea port and offers regular daily services to and from Belfast, Dublin and the Isle of Mann.

Ferry operators:
Belfast to Liverpool –
Dublin to Liverpool -
Isle of Mann to Liverpool -

The City of Liverpool Cruise Terminal is located on Liverpool’s Waterfront which is less than a mile from the ACC Liverpool.

Useful links

ACC Liverpool travel website
Traveline: or call 0151 236 7676 for up to date information about bus, train or ferry services. The Traveline is open from 8am – 8pm every day of the week.