Widnes travel guide

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You're Going to Love Widnes

With a population of 56,097, Widnes is a must-see destination in England, United Kingdom.

When to visit Widnes

Widnes in October
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Widnes in October
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Widnes


When flying to Widnes, you’ll arrive at Liverpool J. Lennon Airport (LPL), which is located 8 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Widnes from New Zealand departs from Wellington and takes around 42h 15m.


Avanti West Coast is the most popular train carrier serving Widnes, followed by AccesRail. The train journey from Widnes to Birmingham takes 1h 55m and costs around $56 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from London, expect to pay about $24 for a 2h 06m trip. Located 2.9 km from the city centre, Widnes Hough Green, Cheshire is the busiest station in Widnes. Another popular train station is Widnes, located 1.8 km from the centre.


Another option to get to Widnes is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 272 km from Widnes. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in London.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Widnes, including FlixBus, National Express and Megabus. From Liverpool, the bus ride to Widnes takes 72 km and will cost you around $14. From Leeds, the ticket costs about $17 for a journey of 113 km.

Airports near Widnes

Airlines serving Widnes

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British Airways
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Where to stay in popular areas of Widnes

Hiring a car in Widnes

Expect to pay $3.23 per litre in Widnes (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $38.71 and $51.61. The most frequently booked car type in Widnes is Standard (Volkswagen Passat Variant or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Skoda Citigo or similar) is, on average, 51% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.