Free Christmas Day bus services

Publish date

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Merseytravel is once again offering free bus services on Christmas Day, to help people make hospital visits or to spend time with their friends and family.

Buses will operate a limited service from around 12 noon until around 6pm on routes serving hospitals across Merseyside.

Free buses will operate a limited service on routes 10A, 12A, 21A, 44, 62A, 102, 201, 410, H1 and H2/3.

Hospitals served include Aintree University, Alder Hey, Arrowe Park, Broadgreen, Clatterbridge, Liverpool Women’s, Royal Liverpool, Southport, and Whiston Hospital.

No other bus services will operate. No trains will operate. Mersey Ferries will not operate.

The Kingsway (Wallasey) Mersey Tunnel and the Queensway (Birkenhead) Mersey Tunnel will both be open throughout the holiday period. Both tunnels will be toll free from 2200 on Tuesday 24 December until 0600 on Thursday 26 December

For a complete guide to public transport across Merseyside on Christmas Day, Boxing Day 2019 and New Years Day 2020 go to or ring Customer Services on 0151 330 1000.

“We’ve been providing these special services for more than 30 years now because without them we know it would be very difficult and potentially costly for many people to see their loved ones on Christmas Day.

"Over the years we’ve found that people also use the buses to visit friends and family along the routes and we would encourage as many people as possible to make use of them.”

Cllr Liam Robinson

Transport Portfolio Holder for the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority