Travel options for River of Light 2018 – Sunday 4 November: Getting to and from the River of Light event could not be easier, whether you choose to travel on foot, by train, bike, bus, ferry or car.

Travel options for River of Light 2018 - Sunday 4 November

Local public transport will be running as usual on Sunday 4 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

Regular train services run to 68 stations across Merseyside and you can plan your journey here at 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:


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 68 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 £2.05, or a family of five can enjoy a Family Ticket for just £11. More details can be found here.


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

ArrivaClick allows you to book bespoke journeys from as little as £1. Stay warmer for longer; download the app today and book your travel for the River of Light: The Elements.


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.


The Mersey Ferry connects Liverpool and the Wirral Peninsula with terminals at the Pier Head, Seacome and Woodside.


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 or take a peek at our dedicated National Express page here.


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.


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