Travel around Liverpool
Accessible Travel Information
The local transport in Liverpool City Region prides itself on its accessibility making travel around the area easy for all. The Merseytravel website provides accessibility information on each mode of transport in the area, as well as access guides, useful contacts and links to learn more. Whilst you’re here, local travel centres can help with information on getting around.
Liverpool is a compact city centre so is easy to get around by bike and you’ll be able to pack even more into your day. There’s cycle parking nearby most venues which is shown on the Liverpool Cycle Map. If you’re arriving in Liverpool by train or ferry, bikes go free and are welcome on both, but please remember that trains can be busy at peak times.
The CityBike bicycle hire scheme is also available in the city centre. Sign up and you can collect and drop off a bike from any one of the many street stations – just turn up and go. Find more information at www.citybikeliverpool.co.uk
Bike & Go also allows you to hire a bike from participating train stations for a daily fixed rental charge – take it anywhere you like and keep it for the whole day.
Merseyrail trains run frequently throughout the day across 66 stations in and around the Liverpool area. With 4 city centre underground stations - Lime Street lower level, Liverpool Central, Moorfields and James Street - you can easily get around the city, giving you more time to see everything Liverpool has to offer. Tickets are simple too, with Day Savers for individual day travel and the Merseyrail Family Ticket if you’re all travelling together.
Merseyrail have two lines, the Wirral Line and the Northern Line serving as far as Chester on the Wirral Line or Southport on the Northern Line meaning Liverpool can be the base for your trip.
For more information and live travel updates, visit merseyrail.org or download their app for up to date travel information.
Bus travel in and around Liverpool is a green, convenient and cost-effective way to explore the destination. The bus network is managed by Merseytravel, with two main city centre bus terminal – Liverpool ONE and Queen Square – complete with helpful staff who can provide personal travel advice. Most buses are fully accessible, with various ticket options ensuring the very best value travel.
Take the world-famous ‘Ferry Cross the Mersey’ with Mersey Ferries, owned and managed by Merseytravel. Cross over to Wirral Peninsula while enjoying the on-board commentary before visiting the quaint Port Sunlight Village and Lady Lever Art Gallery.
As well as taking hundreds of thousands of people out on the Mersey each year, you can visit their range of attractions along the Liverpool and Wirral riverside, or enjoy a trip along the magnificent Manchester Ship Canal.
There’s no shortage of taxis in Liverpool, making it quick and easy to grab a lift, whether you need to get to an attraction outside the city centre or just quickly whizz across town. Liverpool Lime Street Station has a taxi rank just outside if you wish to jump into a black cab, these can be hailed across the city just look for the orange light and you’ll know if they’re taking passengers.
Or call one of the trusted local companies, including Com Cabs.
If you’d prefer to be your own boss and drive yourself, there’s several car hire companies in Liverpool offering visitors the choice to hire a vehicle for their stay. This includes everything from a luxury sports car to a personal chauffer. Take a look at Sixt Rent a Car, INTX UK Ltd and Easirent.
Please be aware that roads can become busy during rush hour.
Cruise Courtesy Bus
Cruise Passengers to Liverpool can take advantage of a FREE cruise courtesy bus, operating from cruise ship arrival. The service runs direct from the terminal at least once every hour with stops at six city centre locations including the Commercial District, shopping centre, historic waterfront and Anglican Cathedral. Each circuit takes about 40 minutes and passengers can hop on and off at these same stops. The bus is fully accessible for passengers with mobility issues.