Liverpool has 3 main transport systems: buses, trains and ferries. However majority of the citizens use cars because public transport isn't always reliable. The traffic situation isn’t as bad as in other cities.
If you are flying into Liverpool, your first concern probably would be how to get to your destination from the airport. From John Lennon airport you have 2 options: bus or taxi.
Please click here for more information on how to get from the airport to Liverpool city centre by bus.
Liverpool city centre is easily accessible by foot. However if you're going to be staying here for a few days, you may want to buy a Walrus Card that will enable you to use any type of public transport as many times as you want while your pass is valid.
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Another option is Saveaway ticket – one-day, off pick ticket for buses, trains and Mersey Ferries.
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In Liverpool we have 2 major bus providers: Arriva and Stagecoach. We have 2 Arriva buses which operate 24hrs, bus 86 and 86A (click here for information) and Stagecoach Gold Night to Chester 1 every Friday and Saturday (click here for more information).
The simplest and sometimes most convenient way to travel is to purchase a single or return ticket directly from the driver on any bus service. Another option is to get your Trio, Solo, Walrus Card in Queen Square Liverpool city centre or Liverpool ONE Travel Centre (click here to see ticket prices and click here to see full list of travel centres).
One thing you may notice unfortunately in a buses there is no information about stops, therefore please check you destination on your smartphone or ask driver aboutwhere you need to get off the bus.
Plan your Merseyside trip by clicking here for more information.
If you need to know bus times and routes or find out when our last ferry sets sail, please click here.
In Liverpool we have 3 major train lines: Northern Line (Liverpool to Southport, Ormskirk and Kirkby), Wirral Line ( Liverpool to Chester and Ellesmere Port, New Brighton and West Kirby) and City Line (Liverpool Lime Street to Wigan, St Helens, Warrington, Manchester) plus Virgin trains.
You can find out where to buy train tickets by clicking here.
The ferry terminals are very easy to find. They are located on both sides of the river Mersey. The map below shows you how to reach them; for directions to the terminals, please click on the relevant name below:
Taking a Mersey Ferry to work offers a unforgeable travel experience and is the most direct route between Seacombe and Liverpool City Centre. It takes just 10min to get from Seacombe terminal to Liverpool’s Pier Head!
If you think about travelling to work by ferry please click here for more details.
This is a fairy new idea in Liverpool. Citybikes are operated by Liverpool City Council. Choose the right tariff and enjoy your ride to work or simply go on a sightseeing bike tour. With package options available from £3 per day, £9 for a week or £60 for a year, there is something to suit everyone!
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In Liverpool we have few main operators:
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