Travelling by Air

Royal Birkdale can be reached via public transport links from John Lennon Airport, Liverpool (28 miles) or Manchester Airport (44 miles).

You can catch the 80A, 86A or 500 bus from the airport to Liverpool South Parkway where you can take the Merseyrail network to Royal Birkdale (Hillside station) directly or stop off in Liverpool City Centre.

From Manchester Airport you can board a Northern Service (www.northernrailway.co.uk) that will bring you to Liverpool Lime Street Station where you can board a Merseyrail service.

Helicopters

A Helicopter Landing site, operated by Helimates (UK) Ltd, will be available during the week of The Open. Contact details for the helipad operator, Helimates, are listed below. Please indiciate if you will require a courtesy car to the course at the time of booking. Tel: +44 (0) 7890026682 or Email: helimates@tiscali.co.uk

Private Flights

Liverpool John Lennon Airport, the closest airport to Royal Birkdale, located approximately 29 miles (47km) away can accept the arrival and departure of private jets. Please contact Ravenair (www.ravenair.co.uk) or +44 (0)151 486 6161 or email ops@ravenair.co.uk for further information.

Manchester Airport located 44miles/71km away from Royal Birkdale can also accept the arrival and departure of private jets. Please contact +44 (0)1747 642777.