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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  • Large Parties
  • Schools Accepted
  • Shop
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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Recent Reviews:

  • lbalad
    Leeds, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    A must do when in Liverpool.
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 20th July 2020
    Been to Liverpool several times but never been on a ferry cross the Mersey. Finally got to do it last Thursday.We decided to start our journey at the Seacombe end and returned straight... Read full review
  • 921ianp
    Trip type:
    Pity about covid19
    3 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 25th July 2020
    My wife and i have made the crossing numerous times, taking in the u-boat experience etc.. Unfortunately on this occasion it wasnt open, we took my dad & his partner for their 1st trip.They enjoyed... Read full review
  • 947marinar
    London, United Kingdom
    It’s a boat trip
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 7th August 2020
    Well it is what it is. Good to do the cliche tourist thing. Staff very friendly and helpful. Went across and came back. Can’t complain value for money. 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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