Directions and travel advice

Travelling to your Open Day

Where you need to go depends on the subject you'd like to study

Details of what’s happening where can be found in your Open Day Planner.

Getting to your Open Day

Our Open Day is a multi-site event and registration will take place across all three of our campuses. 

Registration points will be listed in the Open Day Planner.

Directions and travel advice can be found below.


Churchill Way flyovers

There are a number of road closures and changes to pedestrian ways due to the dismantling of the Churchill Way flyovers. During Open Day, student helpers will be on hand to help direct you to and from Lime Street Station and around the campuses.

To find out how this construction work might affect your journey to LJMU, take a look at the Liverpool City Council's website.

The map (pictured) is an at-a-glance guide to finding your way to the buildings in the City Campus while the works are taking place (click the map to open a full-size version).

Travelling to City Campus

City Campus


L3 3AF

Lime Street Station to the Byrom Street Campus:

Map showing the route from Lime St Station to the Byrom Street Campus

Lime Street Station to Tithebarn Street:

Map showing the route from Lime St Station to Tithebarn Street

Get Directions to City Campus (Google Maps will open in a new window).  The City Campus is just a few minutes walk from Liverpool City Centre, located close to the World Museum and Central Library.

Travelling to Mount Pleasant Campus

John Lennon Art and Design Building
Duckinfield Street
L3 5RD

Lime Street Station to the John Lennon Art and Design Building:

Map showing the route from Lime St Station to the John Lennon Art and Design Building

Get directions to the John Lennon Art and Design Building (Google maps will open in a new window). The building is adjacent to the Metropolitan Cathedral and can be entered from Brownlow Hill or from Mount Pleasant.  

Travelling to the IM Marsh Campus

IM Marsh Campus
Barkhill Road, L17 6BD

Get directions to the IM Marsh Campus (Google maps will open in a new window).  The IM Marsh Campus is located in Aigburth, a leafy suburb of Liverpool approximately 15 minutes by car from the City Centre.  

Open Days 

During an LJMU Open Day, shuttle buses will be available to take visitors to/from the other campuses, where you will be able to attend our Accommodation, Fees & Funding and Go Abroad talks, see student accommodation and go on a city tour. You can park in one of the public car parks in the city centre and register at any of our registration points (see planner for details).

If you would prefer to go straight to the IM Marsh Campus by car, there may be some on-street parking available but please note that there is a residents-only parking scheme in operation within the immediate area.


Visit www.ncp.co.uk/find-a-car-park, www.yourparkingspace.co.uk/locations/show/4294937890 or http://liverpool.gov.uk/parking-travel-and-roads/council-car-parks/ for full details of city car parking facilities.

Mount Pleasant Campus

While there is no onsite parking at the University, there are plenty of car parking* options in the immediate area within easy walking distance. There is a car park located on Mount Pleasant and on Brownlow Hill.

City Campus

Onsite parking is for permit holders only. Visit the links above to find the most convenient car parking* options within the area.

IM Marsh

Barkhill Road, L17 6BD

There is no parking available at the IM Marsh Campus. Please be aware that there is a residents only parking scheme in operation within the immediate vicinity mid-week.

Full directions to IM Marsh can be found in the ‘Travelling to IM Marsh Campus’ section of this page.

*Please make sure to check the closing time for any car parks you are thinking of using on the day.

Disabled students

There is limited disabled parking on site. If you require additional support including parking please call 0151 231 5090.

Arriving by road

From the M62: at the end of the motorway continue straight ahead onto Edge Lane (A5080 then A5047) and follow signs for Liverpool City Centre and the Metropolitan Cathedral. 

Concerned about road works impacting on your journey? See updates on the latest building works taking place in Liverpool


Both the Mount Pleasant Campus and the City Campus are within walking distance from Liverpool Lime Street. There will be staff/student helpers on hand at Liverpool Lime Street to give directions to the campuses. You can catch a free shuttle bus to IM Marsh from either of the city centre-based campuses.

As with any trip, it's really important that you plan your journey in advance and take into account any disruption to roads, buses, or rail. Local updates can be found on the Merseytravel website

National Rail Enquiries:

+44 (0)8457 484 950



The coach station is located at Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place, Liverpool L1 8LB, in the heart of Liverpool's city centre.

If you're headed to the John Lennon Art and Design Building, it's best to walk up Hanover Street and onto Ranelagh Street before veering right on Brownlow Hill until you reach Mount Pleasant. The building is adjacent to the Metropolitan Cathedral.

For Byrom Street, proceed via Paradise Street (retail area), onto Whitechapel and continue past St George's Hall/St.John's Gardens. Our Byrom Street Campus can be accessed via the fly-over.

National Express Coaches: 
+44 (0)871 781 8181 



Mersey Ferries operates services between Pier Head and Birkenhead/Wallasey on the Wirral. You can also sail between Liverpool and Belfast and the Isle of Man. Once in Liverpool, follow signs for the Metropolitan Catholic Cathedral, or for Lime Street Station, then follow directions to the university from the station, as listed above.

Mersey Ferries:

0151 639 0609 (UK only)


Email: info@merseyferries.co.uk

Public transport advice

Merseyside has a comprehensive public transport network serving Liverpool city centre and the surrounding area. Public transport options include buses, trains and the famous Mersey Ferries and are a great way of getting around locally and seeing more of the wider region. 

For ticketing, timetables and a route planner go to www.merseytravel.gov.uk or call Traveline on 0871 200 2230.