Garston is the premier short-sea shipping port for north-west England, serving the hinterland of Merseyside, Lancashire, Cheshire and the north and west Midlands. The most inland port on the River Mersey, Garston is within 10 km of Liverpool city centre, yet only seven miles from the national motorway network via dual lane trunk roads. Garston is situated directly adjacent to the A561, which links via the A562 and A5300 to the M56, M57 and M62, and the national motorway network.