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Travelling by Train

With four train stations nearby there are a few options for accessing regional and national rail services!  It is then a short onward journey to get to Sci-Tech Daresbury, whether by bus, taxi or bike.

There are various bus services available from the stops on campus which connect to both stations in Runcorn and to Warrington Centre. You can view more detailed timetable information on the bus page.

Warrington Central

6km north  |  Drive – 15 mins  |  Cycle – 28 mins  |  Bus – 21 mins (62A or X30 from Warrington Interchange)

Frequent services run from Warrington Central to Liverpool Lime Street, Norwich via Sheffield and Nottingham, Manchester Oxford Road and Manchester Airport.

View live departures from Warrington Central


6.6km west  |  Drive – 12 mins  |  Cycle – 25 mins  |  Bus – 43 mins (200 from Picow Farm Road)

Frequent services run to Liverpool Lime Street, London Euston, Birmingham New Street and Chester.

View live departures from Runcorn

Runcorn East

3.5km south  |  Drive – 10 mins  |  Cycle – 14 mins|  Bus – 25 mins (200 from the station bus stop)

There’s an hourly services to each of the following destinations; Manchester Piccadilly via Warrington Bank Quay, Llandudno via Chester and Chester.

View live departures from Runcorn East

Warrington Bank Quay

5km north |  Drive – 18 mins  |  Cycle – 26 mins | Bus – 29 mins (62A or X30 service including approx. 10-minute walk when in Warrington)

There are regular services to London Euston (direct and via Birmingham) and to Glasgow via Preston. Services also run to Manchester Piccadilly, Llandudno via Chester, Liverpool Lime Street and Edinburgh via Preston.

View live departures from Warrington Bank Quay

There are some great journey planning tools and apps to plan your journey by train. The National Rail website is a good place to start where you plan a journey between two stations, see live departure boards, find out about season tickets and more. Both the National Rail app and the Trainline app offer many of these features too.

There are significant savings to be had off tickets through the purchase of season tickets and rail cards as well as schemes such as the Commuter Club. The latter offers the same savings as buying an annual pass but with the benefit of only paying monthly and the ability to cancel at any time.