Travelling around the city and to Greenbank

Posted 10 months ago

Going to be living at Greenbank Student Village?

Then you'll be thinking about how you're going to travel in to the University Campus.

Greenbank Halls are approximately 3.5 miles from the University Campus/City Centre and students are discouraged from driving as parking is very limited, plus we'd like to encourage more eco-friendly ways of getting around! You can see Greenbank Student Village on the map here. Walking takes around an hour but most students will take the 699 bus or cycle.

Getting the bus

The university service - the 699 - runs between Greenbank and the University Campus. The journey usually takes between 15 - 20 minutes depending on the time of day.

If you're going to be using the bus as your main way of getting to and from University we would recommend you get a Bus Pass. Liverpool Guild of Students are offering an exclusively discounted rate and they will be available to buy from 1st September 2023. All you need to do is pop into the Guild shop when you arrive and purchase your pass - find out more here.

Not only does your pass get you from Greenbank to campus and the city centre, it also allows you to travel on other Arriva buses in Merseyside and the North West. You can also download the handy MerseyTravel Journey Planner to plan your next day trip!


Greenbank Student Village is a 3.5 mile cycle from Campus through two beautiful parks and along designated cycle routes.  We always encourage students to cycle to Campus, and if you have a bike then we strongly encourage you to bring it with you. You can also rent a bike from the Guild and get expert advice as well as a repairs service for any issues you're having with your bike.


There is plentiful bike storage at Greenbank and you can get access to these when you arrive. On Campus we have secure cycle storage units / Bike Pods which are free to use. You can see all campus cycle storage locations on the Active Campus map.


We have very limited spaces available for students to bring their cars with them to University. We only recommend you do this if you require it for a specific reason such as placements, a medical requirement or care responsibilities.

There are limited car parking spaces at Greenbank Student Village. To find out more about this, please email the Accommodation Team