Monday, February 8

Everton travel guide

Goodison Park
Barclays Premier League
Saturday February 20, 2010, kick off 12:45

United have got 2,838 tickets in section of the upper and lower tiers of the Bullens Road End closest to the Park Road stand.

They are priced at £33 to £38 for adults, £20 to £22 for over 65s and £16 to £18 for under 16s. The higher price tickets are for the upper tier.

All tickets have been sold. Ballot results are out now.

Last season, United got approximately 3,000 tickets priced at £33 to £39 for adults, £16 to £19 under 16s and £20 to £21 for over 65s.

Home end tickets are now on sale, priced at £33 for adults, £30 for OAPs and £14 for juniors. Call Everton on 0871 663 1878 during office hours or go here.


The BBC said light snowfall is predicted for Liverpool tomorrow though, unlike Milan, which saw temperatures in the minuses during the game, it will at least be 4C/39F tomorrow.


The match will be shown live on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1HD. The programme starts at 12:30.


Car - £10
If you're using a sat nav or an internet routeplanner, use the destination postcode L4 4EL.

It's 35 miles and roughly 45 minutes each way. Take the M62 westbound to the end and take the A5080, A5058 and A580 to the ground.

Leave the M62 at Junction 6 onto the M57. Go to the end of the motorway and then left onto the A59 Ormskirk Road. Continue along as the road becomes Rice Lane, and over the roundabout into County Road.

Three quarters of a mile along County Road, turn left into Spellow Lane, and then left into Goodison Road. Goodison Park is on the right.

Parking – free
You can go for the safe option and park in Stanley Park (pictured), which is a five-minute walk to the ground. It'll cost you £6.

Or you can park for free on a range of streets which are also a five-minute walk to the ground.

Some streets have residents-only parking systems in operation during the football season, but the following ones do not and should have space so long as you arrive early enough.

Birchfield Road, Elm Road, St Mary's Lane, Well Brow Road and Roderick Road.

Train - £8
If you buy in advance, it will cost you £8 return. If you buy on the day, it will cost you £19.60 return.

Departures from Piccadilly platform 14 (trains take roughly an hour)
07:34, 08:07, 08:37 then 01, 07 and 47 past the hour. Don't leave it any later than 11:07.

Departures from Victoria (trains take roughly 65 minutes)
07:39, 08:09, 08:10, 08:39, 08:53, then 10, 39 and 53 past the hour. Don't leave it any later than 10:53.

From there, you can turn right and get a taxi from the black cab rank outside the station. It will cost about £6 to get dropped off near the ground.

Or you can walk to the left, then exit the station through the doors on your right, go down the steps, cross the road and walk for two minutes until you see Queen Square Bus Station on your left.

From there you can get the 1,2, 20, 19, 311, 345 and 350 to the ground for £1 each way.

On the way home from Liverpool Lime Street (pictured right)
Departures to Piccadilly (trains take roughly 50 minutes)
14:52 then 13, 22 and 52 past the hour until 17:00. Then 17:06, 17:22, 17:52 and several more afterwards.

Departures to Victoria (trains take roughly 60 minutes)
14:46, 15:46, 16:16, 16:46, 17:10, 17:35, 17:48, 18:46, 19:12 and several more afterwards.

Match coaches - £13

United are running coaches from Old Trafford priced at £18 per person. They leave the N2 car park at 10am and due to return at 3.30pm. Call 0161 868 8000 to reserve your place.

The Betty Bus is sold out. It leaves the Bishops Blaize pub in Chester Road at 09:45. There is no Manchester city centre pick up.

Red Army Travel is running a coach to this game. Places cost £15. The coach leaves from the Bishop's Blaize at 10:30 and places cost £15 per person. To book, call 0161 998 4455 or 07545 39 1999 or email

Public coach - £4
National Express run coaches between Chorlton Street and Liverpool Coach Station on Norton Street at £4 for a day return.

Journeys take 55 minutes. Departure times from Manchester are at 07:45 and then at 45 past the hour. Don't leave after 10:45 though. If you book now, it's £2 one way on all but the 10:45 departure.

On arrival you can either get a black cab to the ground costing about £8 (flag one down or turn right onto Pembroke Street and use the taxi rank outside Lime Street Station near the O2 Academy.

Or you can walk past Lime Street and turn right onto St George's Road and go to Queen Square Bus Station on your left. From there you can get the 1,2, 20, 19, 311, 345 and 350 to the ground for £1 each way.

Homeward, coaches leave Liverpool Coach Station at 15:00, 15:30, 16:15, 17:00, 17:15, 17:45, 18:30 and 19:30. If you book now it's £2 one way leaving at 15:00 and 17:45.

Megabus does not run a service between Manchester and Liverpool.

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