This page is from 2015 and has been archived.
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Getting Around

If you’re planning on visiting Liverpool over the festive season or are getting around the city – there’s a great network in Merseyside of buses, trains and of course, the Mersey Ferry.

If you would like the latest information on travel updates during the festive season please visit the Merseytravel website direct.

By train

There is a fast and frequent rail service in Merseyside, connecting you with Chester City Centre, the beaches at Southport and West Kirby, the historic market town of Ormskirk and many places in between, making it a quick and convenient way to explore. Click to view our Merseyrail information pages.

By ferry

Mersey Ferries connect Liverpool with the Wirral Peninsula, calling at Pier Head, Seacombe and Woodside. They’re the perfect way to see another side to the Liverpool waterfront, whilst learning more about the history and heritage of the region and river. And of course, you can boast that you have been on a “Ferry ‘cross the Mersey”*

By bus

There are two main bus stations in the city centre where the friendly staff can help you make the most of the fantastic bus network in the region. Merseyside’s buses are fully accessible and there is a range of tickets which can give you great value.

Where to find Travel Information

To see Merseyside at its best you need to get out and about and Merseytravel can help you get to where you want to go, whether it’s by train, bus or ferry. Visit where you’ll find all the information you need to guide you. The website has timetables, maps, apps, ideas for where to visit and lots more to help you make the most of your time.

Alternatively, drop into a Merseytravel Centre where friendly staff can give you help and advice on public transport across the region.

There are two Merseytravel Centres in Liverpool City Centre. You can pick up copies of various leaflets or choose from a range of tickets. Staff are very knowledgeable and can give you all the information you need on how to get around the region, whether you should go by bus or train and what to do when you get there.

Queen Square Travel Centre can be found in the bus station, near Lime Street Station, while Liverpool ONE Travel Centre is near the John Lewis store in Liverpool ONE shopping centre. There are also Travel Centres in Bootle Bus Station, St Helens Bus Station, Huyton Bus Station and Birkenhead Bus Station.

Why not download the Merseytravel travel app which will help you plan your journey online.

Call Traveline for up to the minute help and advice.

If you would rather speak to someone but can’t get to one of our Travel Centres the number to call is 0151 236 7676. Traveline is open from 7.00am – 8.00pm Mondays to Fridays and 8.00am – 8.00pm on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays, 7 days a week, 364 days a year.

Where to buy your Saveaway Ticket

Saveaway is a one-day, off-peak ticket for buses, trains and Mersey Ferries** and is ideal for your day out. You can buy them from any Merseyrail station or PayPoint retailer. They can be used on any bus or rail service in Merseyside and as far as Chester, Ellesmere Port and Ormskirk (by rail only)

**Direct crossings only – you must break your journey at another ferry terminal.