Located in the Heart of the North West
Blue Planet Aquarium is easy to find, and is centrally located in the North West of England. We’re easily accessible by car, bus and train, with key travel routes between Manchester, Liverpool, Chester, and the surrounding areas.
We have ample car and coach parking spaces available.*
If you’re driving to us, make sure you look out for the Blue Planet Aquarium brown tourist information signs. We’re located right next door to Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet. For Sat-Nav users, enter the details CH65 9LF.
From Manchester, take the M56 to Junction 15, and then follow the brown tourism signs on the M53 up to Junction 10.
From Liverpool, take the M53 Junction 10, coming in towards the shopping outlet.
From Chester, take the A56 and M53 to the A5117, before exiting the M53 at Junction 10.
From Macclesfield, follow the M6 and M56 to the A5117 in Cheshire West and Chester, exiting the M53 at Junction 10.
Here is an idea of some approximate drive times:
Manchester City Centre 1 hour
Liverpool City Centre 35 minutes
Chester City Centre 20 minutes
Macclesfield 1 hour
You have a number of different options to reach us by bus. Take the X8 service from Chester Bus and Chester Railway Station, or from Liverpool City Centre. This service runs every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday, or every 60 minutes on Sunday. The service also calls at Ellesmere Port Rail Station, connecting to the Merseyrail network.
Also, regular bus services run from Liverpool, Chester, Ellesmere Port, and North Wales to Blue Planet Aquarium and Cheshire Oaks.
From Liverpool take the no. 1 bus from Sir Thomas Street.
From Chester take the no. 1 bus from the Central Bus Station.
If you’re travelling to us by train, the nearest railway station is Ellesmere Port, about 2 miles away. Regular services run from Chester and Liverpool Lime Street Underground Station (Wirral Line).
For more help planning your route and estimating travel times, use the AA’s Route Planner, or contact a member of our team by calling 0151 357 8804.
*(Please note, our car parking is for aquarium visitors only and charges £2.50 for a full day. If you make a purchase in our café, you are entitled to a free hot drink upon showing your car parking ticket. We offer free parking for coaches.)