Getting around is important and Liverpool, like all big cities, has a network of public transport options to get you from A to B.
Liverpool City Centre has two major bus stations – Paradise Street and Queen Square. Other main bus stops can be found at Victoria Street, Sir Thomas Street, London Road and Renshaw Street. Some services run all night. For details of Merseytravel’s night buses go to www.merseytravel.gov.uk.
Liverpool has one of the most frequent commuter services outside London. The Northern Line connects Liverpool with Ormskirk, Kirkby, Southport and Hunts Cross, while the Wirral Line links Liverpool with West Kirby, Ellesmere Port, New Brighton and Chester. The local trains serve Liverpool City Centre at four stations: Liverpool Central, Moorfields, James Street and Lime Street, which is the city’s main train station, serving local and national routes.
If you are going to be using public transport regularly then it’s worth considering buying passes, which will make your travel cheaper. Saveaways are cheap, one-day tickets that you can use for travel on buses, trains and ferries in Merseyside at offpeak times.
Depending on the type of transport you use, Merseytravel has a variety of season ticket options:
A Solo ticket lets you travel on any bus at any time of the day (excluding night buses). You can buy Solo tickets weekly, monthly or annually, the longer you buy, the more you’ll save. The areas they can be used in is split up across Merseyside, letting you choose exactly where you want to travel, and at the right price. They can even cover all of Merseyside.
If you frequently travel on the Merseyrail network then a Railpass is the ticket for you. Like other tickets, a Railpass can be bought to use in specific zones and areas, weekly, monthly and yearly, letting you tailor the ticket to suit you best. Tickets can be bought from any staffed Merseyrail station. Bus, Rail or Mersey Ferries Journeys A Trio pass can be used on buses, trains and Mersey Ferries (excluding river cruises) in Merseyside. Tickets can be bought for a week, month oryear – the longer you buy it for, the more you save. You can buy one from any staffed Merseyrail station or Merseytravel Centre.
Information courtesy of Liverpool City Council and Merseytravel. Go to www.merseytravel.gov.uk.