Mersey Ferries

Pier Head Ferry Terminal
Georges Parade
Pier Head
L3 1DP

Tel: +44 (0)151 330 1003

Mersey Ferries

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult (Single)£2.80 per person per day
Adult (Return)£3.70 per person per day
Child 5-15 (Return)£1.85 per person per day
Child 5-15 (Single)£1.40 per person per day

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


From 4 July 2020, weekday commuter service will operate between 07:20 - 09:50 and 16:00 - 18:50

Hourly weekday cross river services will operate between 10:00 - 15:00
All services will operate from Pier Head and Seacombe

Hourly weekend cross river service will operate between 10:00 - 17:00 from Pier Head and Seacombe. Services will depart on the hour from Pier Head and at half past the hour from Seacombe.

The River Explorer Cruise and other events remain suspended. For more information, visit the website. 

Please note that Woodside Ferry Terminal and U-boat Story are currently closed. Ferry services will not operate from Woodside Ferry Terminal until further notice. 

See the best views of the Liverpool Waterfront on the world famous Mersey Ferry with our 50-minute River Explorer Cruise. Guided by expert commentary throughout the cruise you can sit back, relax and take in the captivating views of the UNESCO World Heritage waterfront. River Explorer Cruise tickets also include admission to U-boat Story at Woodside terminal.

A short hop back on the River Explorer Cruise takes you to Woodside Ferry Terminal to visit the fantastic U-boat Story. Discover an amazing and unique insight into life on-board U-534 through the exhibition's interactive and audio-visual exhibits.

Mersey Ferries have a selection of cruises throughout the year to enjoy including Manchester Ship Canal Cruises, Summer Evening Cruises and themed music cruises, for more information visit



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  • Schools Accepted
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Recent Reviews:

  • ian_dempster
    Wigan, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Solo travel
    Only 2 visitors
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 5th September 2020
    Had the pleasure of being one of only two on the boat going from pier head to Seacombe. Not been on in over 25 years. Great to see the iconic waterfront fom the river. Read full review
  • MrsCWR
    Somerset, United Kingdom
    Ferry Across the Mersey
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 19th September 2020
    We were visiting Liverpool and read the reviews on Tripadvisor and had to get on the ferry across the Mersey. An excellent price of £3.70 return, tickets available from the machine in the building... Read full review
  • julieaS288QE
    Leatherhead, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Ferry trip across the mersey
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 23rd September 2020
    As part of my bucket list to cross the Merseyside this did not fail to amaze me. Although we was not allowed to do the full trip due to the current COVID regulations the sights from the ferry were... Read full review

Opening Times

Season (1 January 2020 - 31 December 2020)

* Times (cruises depart on the hour from the Pier Head)
For sailing times and more information please visit

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