River of Light 2019

River of Light 2019

A nine-day light festival featuring 11 installations from artists across Europe.

Travel to Liverpool For River of Light. 

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.

Local public transport will be running as usual on Sunday 3 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 return ticket from £2.10. Regular train services run to 68 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


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

Regular services run throughout the day and return travel starts from £2.10, 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 merseytravel.gov.uk

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.


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! 


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


There are a large number of Private Hire and Black Cab services throughout the city:
🎆 Excel: Call +44 (0)151 728 8888 or visit excelprivatehire.co.uk
🎆    Alpha Taxis: Call +44  (0)151 722 888 or visit alpha-taxi.co.uk
🎆    Comcab Liverpool: Call +44 (0)151 298 2222 or visit comcab-liverpool.co.uk

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    Artist: Titanium Fireworks Venue: River Mersey Two simultaneous displays, from the Waterfront in Liverpool will start at 6.30pm with a soundtrack featuring artists and songs which have been big in the city this year
  2. River of Light
    River of Light - Every year Liverpool's waterfront plays host to a collection of light artworks. The artworks are from local, national and international artists.

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