Your global gateway

Infrastructure & Connectivity

Liverpool has always been a gateway. Our geography and natural assets have shaped commercial and cultural life here for centuries.

Our role in the national and global economy has never been more relevant as international companies make the most of our international links to reach customers and suppliers all over the world.

  • 10 motorways within 10 miles and 10 rail-linked terminals
  • £1 billion of new ports and logistics infrastructure
  • 200+ flight destinations from local airports
  • 2 hours journey time to London

One of the biggest opportunities for firms in Liverpool is the access to a new ports and logistics infrastructure. Our integrated cluster of logistics assets and expertise deliver faster, greener global market access. With more than £1 billion of intermodal infrastructure investment, the new deep-water Liverpool2 container terminal can service 95% of the world’s largest container ships.

  • 10 motorways within 10 miles
  • 10 national rail linked terminals
  • 2 major airports within 45 minutes drive

For international connections there is a choice of both Liverpool and Manchester airports which are within a 45 minute drive. Liverpool John Lennon Airport has flights to all major European business centres and Manchester Airport has direct flights to 200 destinations and extensive freight and logistics facilities to support the import and export of goods to and from all major global markets. For the UK market, the region is well-connected.

Wherever your customers, Liverpool is within easy reach. London is just two hours away by train – with services every hour. Direct rail services to Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Sheffield, Nottingham and others. And our motorway connections put the vast majority of UK cities from Glasgow to Southampton within four hours’ drive time.

Liverpool is the UK’s gateway to a world of international trading opportunities

And it’s not just physical infrastructure. Our thriving tech cluster draws on a range of digital assets from superfast broadband and data centres through to industrial supercomputers and high-performance computing.