TRAVEL BY ROAD
It is anticipated that, given the high number of spectators likely to attend The Open Championship, the surrounding road network will be busy. The Police are urging all motorists to use the designated traffic routes, which will be clearly signed by the AA. Visitors and spectators are advised to turn off their satellite navigation systems and follow the appropriate signage.
Visitors travelling from the North should exit the M6 at junction 20A and join the M56 signed for Chester. Leave the M56 at junction 15 and join the M53 heading towards Birkenhead, Wirral.
Visitors travelling from the East (Manchester) should exit the M62 at junction 10 and join the M6 Southbound. Thereafter, exit the M6 at junction 20A and join the M56 signed for Chester. Leave the M56 at junction 15 and join the M53 heading towards Birkenhead, Wirral.
Visitors travelling from the South should exit the M6 at junction 20A and join the M56 signed for Chester. Leave the M56 at junction 15 and join the M53 heading towards Birkenhead, Wirral.
Visitors travelling from North Wales on the A55 should follow the signs for the M53 at junction 12 heading in the Ellesmere Port direction. Please follow AA signage from the M53 to the Park and Ride, Reserved Label car parks and Coach Parking.
Those ignoring the identified routes are likely to experience lengthy delays.
PARK AND RIDE
Designated routes will lead to Park and Ride facilities operating from all Public car parks. These facilities will reduce delays, allowing motorists to travel to and from the course on the dedicated buses provided.
Spectators are strongly encouraged to use the Park and Ride facilities to minimise disruption to local traffic and ensure a swift transfer to The Open Championship.
Weekly Car Park labels are available at a cost of £60.00. Weekly labels are only available in advance from The R&A and are subject to availability.
Daily Public car parking, payable in advance or on arrival, will cost £10.00 from Sunday 13 to Tuesday 15 July and £15.00 from Wednesday 16 to Sunday 20 July.
Park and Ride operating times will be displayed on TheOpen.com.
Daily Coach Parking is free but will be on a first come, first served basis.
TRAVEL BY RAIL
Merseyrail provides a convenient and easy way to travel to The Open. Passengers travelling via Lime Street Station, Liverpool, should change onto the Merseyrail Wirral Line for trains to Hoylake. Visitors are asked to disembark the train at Hoylake Station and then take a short 5 minute walk to the course. An enhanced service will run during the Championship. For more information on public transport in Merseyside, call Traveline on 0870 608 2608, or log onto merseytravel.gov.uk.
TRAVEL BY AIR
Royal Liverpool Golf Club is served by Liverpool John Lennon Airport (20 miles) and Manchester Airport (46 miles).
A Helicopter Landing site, managed by Helimates (UK) Ltd, will be available at this year’s Open Championship. The Helipad is located a short drive away from The Championship and transport can be provided upon request.
For all operational enquiries please contact Helimates (UK) ltd. Please note that use of the helipad facility will be through prior permission only.
Tel: 07890 026682
For further information please contact Helimates.
TRAVEL BY BICYCLE
Cycle Parks will be located within specific car parks close to the course. Details of these will appear on TheOpen.com in due course.
Traffic reports will be broadcast on local and national radio and full details of frequencies will be indicated on the designated routes. Further information relating to routes will be published on TheOpen.com nearer the time.