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5th Uni Global Union World Congress Liverpool 17-20 June 2018

Getting Here

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As indicated on the Congress hotel bookings website, participants who would like to arrange individual or group transportation can do this via http://www.pjchauffeurs.co.uk/event-category/uni-global/ Payment for this service can be made on this booking link directly to PJ Chauffeurs. 

There will be no transportation arranged between hotels and the ACC Liverpool. Most of the recommended hotels are within easy walking distance of the Congress venue.

The second and final major phase of Liverpool Lime Street’s transformation will take place between 2 June and 29 July 2018. This will include full and partial closure of train lines into Liverpool Lime Street.

Despite this, we recommend that you take the train as planned, since the delay will be no more than 20 minutes.

The advice for train passengers between Manchester Airport and Liverpool Lime Street is to travel on services via Liverpool South Parkway throughout that period (2 June to 29 July 2018). Liverpool South Parkway is just 10 minutes outside the city centre and 2 minutes from John Lennon airport.

Regular connecting train services will operate between Liverpool South Parkway and Moorfields and Liverpool central station (hotels will be able to advise which station is the most convenient). When purchasing tickets, please select ‘Liverpool all stations’.

Liverpool Airport

+44 (0)871 521 8484


Liverpool John Lennon Airport is eight miles from the city and is best reached by taxi (about £20.00) or the express bus, directly outside the entrance to the airport terminal. You can also get buses 500, 86, 80A and 82A to Liverpool city centre.

More information about bus services is at: www.liverpoolairport.com/from-airport/by-bus.html 

Manchester Airport

+44 (0)871 271 0711 


If travelling as a group, it may be cost and time effective to pre-book a taxi transfer from the airport to Liverpool. The airport has a preferred supplier and their website will give you a quote and allow you to make a booking using the link below:


Information about transport options can be found at:



There is a direct coach service which takes about 1 hour.

For those landing in London, the fast train from London Euston station to Liverpool is the best option and takes 2 hours 10 minutes.

To get from Heathrow to Euston, the fastest option is the Heathrow Express to Paddington station (15 minutes): www.heathrowexpress.com (if you book in advance the prices are considerably cheaper)

To get from Paddington to Euston, the fastest option is 20 minutes via the underground (but not recommended during peak times), Hammersmith and City line and Circle line, which run every 5 minutes.  Alternatively, you can take a taxi (3.5 km; about £10-£15).

To get from Gatwick, the fastest option is the Gatwick Express to Victoria station (35 minutes; approximately £19.90): www.gatwickexpress.com  or the local London Victoria train with two stops, approximately £16.20 but takes between 5 and 15 minutes longer.

From Victoria to Euston, you can take the underground (but not recommended during peak times), Victoria line, which runs every 5 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a taxi (6 km; about £15-£20) which will take up to 30 minutes depending on traffic and time of day.

Be aware of restoration work on the Liverpool Lime Street Station mentioned above, which means that most trains will be re-routed to Liverpool South Parkway, which is just 10 minutes outside the city centre.

Heathrow Airport

Phone: +44 844 335 1801


The average journey time between Heathrow Airport and Liverpool is 3 hours 40 minutes. The fastest journey time is 3 hours 24 minutes.

Gatwick Airport

Phone: +44 844 892 0322


The average journey time between Gatwick Airport and Liverpool is 3 hours 30 minutes. The fastest journey time is 3 hours 25 minutes. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

Chauffeur Services