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Getting to and from the River of Light Fireworks event could not be easier, whether you choose to travel on foot, by train, bike, bus, ferry or car.

Local public transport will be running as usual on Sunday 5 November. To help you arrive refreshed and ready to enjoy the event, here are a few helpful tips:

  • Plan your journey – check websites and social media for the latest travel information and use journey apps – Merseytravel have links to all transport partners in the city
  • Use public transport – public car parks will be open but spaces are limited
  • Leave plenty of time for your journey as the event is expected to attract many people
  • Take advantage of Merseyrail’s Family Day Ticket

 

Why not get yourself to the River of Light event with Merseyrail and take advantage of their Family Day Ticket – which is valid for a family of up to 5 people and costs just £11! Tickets cover children aged 5-15, travelling with 1 or 2 adults.

Regular train services run to 67 stations across Merseyside and you can plan your journey here at merseyrail.org or download their handy app here.

 

If you are travelling from further afield, there are a number of different ways you can arrive in the city:

Train

Lime Street Station is Liverpool’s mainline station with trains arriving from Manchester, London, Scotland and the rest of the UK.

If you are visiting the River of Light display in Liverpool then Moorfields, Liverpool Central and James Street stations are just a short walk from the event. New Brighton station will take you to the heart of the action for the Wirral waterfront display.

Regular train services run to 67 stations across Merseyside and you can plan your journey on the Merseyrail Journey Planner here or download the Merseyrail App

TRAVEL OFFER! Regular services run throughout the day and return travel starts from £1.95, or a family of five can enjoy a Family Ticket for just £11. More details can be found here.

Bus

Two main bus terminals and travel centres can be found in the city:

  • Liverpool ONE Bus Station
  • Queen Square Bus Station

All buses are fully accessible and there is a wide range of tickets available that can give you and your family great value on your visit. For further information on the bus network in Liverpool, please visit merseytravel.gov.uk

Bike

There are plenty of dedicated cycle lanes and cycle parking in and around the city centre. The Liverpool Cycle Map is a helpful guide and is available for you to view here.

Liverpool also benefits from a Citybike Cycle Scheme, where you can hire a bike during your visit. For a small charge of £3 per day, what better way to explore the city! Click here to find out more.

Ferry

The Mersey Ferry connects Liverpool and the Wirral Peninsula with terminals at the Pier Head, Seacome and Woodside. For one night only there is a fabulous opportunity to enjoy the River of Light November 5th celebrations during a special Fireworks Cruise on the River Mersey. More information about this unique cruise can be found here.

Coach

Why not arrive in Liverpool with a bang and travel with National Express. Coaches head to the heart of our city from across the UK, dropping off directly at Liverpool ONE, right on the waterfront. For more information visit nationalexpress.com or take a peek at our dedicated National Express page here.

Air

Liverpool John Lennon Airport is around a 20-25 minute taxi journey from Liverpool city centre.

Arriva Bus services to and from the airport include the 80A which departs from Liverpool ONE bus station every 20 minutes.

More information on transport via Liverpool John Lennon Airport can be found here.

Taxi

There are a large number of Private Hire and Black Cab services throughout the city: