As one of the major tourist destinations in the UK, Liverpool benefits from an extensive bus network and is served by routes from a number of locations around the country. Direct buses to Liverpool run on a daily basis from major cities including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Newcastle, Cardiff, Belfast and Glasgow. There are also fast and frequent services from smaller towns and cities too, although these may not always be direct. National Express and Megabus are the two main companies operating bus services to Liverpool.
The majority of the long-distance bus services to Liverpool terminate at Norton Street Coach Station. Managed by National Express, Norton Street is located close to the centre of Liverpool and there are plenty of amenities within walking distance. There are several local bus routes which service Norton Street and the city centre. Liverpool Lime Street train station is about a 10 minute walk from Norton Street, however bus services 53 and 58 also run there.
Liverpool is a maritime city in the north west of England brimming with culture and heritage, recently named the world’s 4th friendliest city. Home to the largest collection of museums and galleries outside London, it offers a great selection of things to see and do all within easy walking distance. The city's musical heritage is unrivalled, and the famous Beatles locations such as the Cavern Club and Penny Lane offer a fascinating insight into the band's lives and careers. Liverpool also has a booming food scene, with everything from sleek restaurants to independent pubs, family dining to afternoon teas.