All areas across the county
All areas across the county
Saveaway tickets are valid on buses, trains and Mersey Ferries* in in either one area or all areas across Merseyside. If you find that your journey will take you outside your chosen ticket’s area, simply pay the normal fare for the ‘extra’ part of your journey before the journey begins. You will need an all-areas Saveaway for journeys across two or more areas, for journeys beyond the Merseyside boundary (by rail only) as far as Chester, Ellesmere Port and Ormskirk, and for cross river journeys only on Mersey Ferries. *To enjoy the full, continuous River Explorer Cruise you can either buy a supplementary ticket for your Saveaway or you can buy a full River Explorer Cruise ticket from the terminal when collecting your boarding pass.
Saveaways are one-day tickets for off peak-travel. You can use a Saveaway at any time EXCEPT for journeys which start between 6.31am and 9.29am on Mondays to Fridays. They can be used all-day on Bank Holidays too.
PayPoint stores in Merseyside, Merseytravel Centres and staffed stations in Merseyside.
Just pay for your ticket with cash, credit or debit card. You will be charged £1 activation fee when you buy your first Merseytravel smartcard so please reuse your smartcard to avoid the charge in future. The ticket must be used on the day you buy it or next day – you must specify the day you want to travel. Please keep your receipt to hand as proof of purchase. You can load more than one Saveaway on your smartcard at the same time.
Cash, credit or debit cards.
Please make sure that you read these Terms and Conditions before buying and using your Saveaway ticket.
Terms and Conditions of Use
1. Terms and Conditions of Use
1.1 These Terms and Conditions, which may be amended from time to time, replace all previous versions published by Merseytravel.
1.2 These Terms and Conditions will remain in effect until republished.
1.3 Your travel using a Saveaway is also subject to the bye-laws,regulations and conditions of each operator on whose vehicles, vessels or premises it is used.
2. Your Purchase and the Merseytravel Smartcard
2.1 Your Saveaway product will be added to your Merseytravel smartcard at the time of purchase.
2.2 It is your responsibility to ensure that the Saveaway you purchase covers your entire journey. When you buy a Saveaway on a smartcard you must check immediately that the receipt for your purchase covers all those areas. For full details of areas please visit the Merseytravel website.
2.3 We cannot give refunds or change your Saveaway after you have bought it.
2.4 A Merseytravel smartcard without a valid Saveaway on it, or with an expired Saveaway, is not valid for travel (unless it has another valid ticket on it).
2.5 A receipt on its own is not valid for travel. For travel on rail services keep your receipt with your smartcard as it may be required for inspection.
2.6 You must not intentionally damage, alter or tamper with your Saveaway in any way.
2.7 If your Merseytravel smartcard has not been used for 12 months we reserve the right to deactivate the card thereby preventing Saveaways (or other travel tickets) being added and travel made. If this happens you will need to obtain another smartcard which may incur an activation fee.
2.8 You must not intentionally damage, alter or tamper with your Saveaway ticket in anyway.
2.9 Your smartcard remains the property of Merseytravel. Authorised staff have the right to withdraw a ticket if it has been misused in anyway.
3. Date and Times
3.1 You can use a Saveaway at the following times:-
anytime Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays and
anytime Mondays to Fridays, except journeys scheduled to start between 6.31am and 9.29am.
3.2 You can only use a Saveaway on the specified date of travel chosen.
4.1 You can only use a Saveaway within the area(s) chosen for your journey. If you make all or any part of a journey outside the valid area(s) of your Saveaway you must pay the appropriate fare for the extra part of the journey before the journey begins.
4.2 Each time you board and alight a bus or pass through a rail or ferry terminal barrier it counts as a separate journey.
4.3 To use your Saveaway for travel place your smartcard:
on the ticket machine on the bus;
present it at rail gates (where available) to open them (operator staff will be on hand to assist);
show it to staff within the Ferry terminal
4.4 Your Saveaway is valid for travel on:
most local bus and rail services in Merseyside. It can also be used beyond the Merseyside boundary, by rail only, to Chester, Ellesmere Port and Ormskirk (you must have an All Area
Saveaway to travel to stations outside Merseyside and travel should be via Merseyrail on the Wirral and/or Northern lines only); the Mersey Ferries for a cross river service only, not a full
cruise. To enjoy the full, continuous River Explorer Cruise you can either buy a supplementary ticket for your Saveaway or you can buy a full River Explorer Cruise ticket from the terminal
when collecting your boarding pass.
4.5 A young person’s Saveaway is only valid if you are 18 years of age or under. We may need to see proof of your age. Merseytravel and its approved retailers reserve the right to refuse purchase if acceptable proof of age is not produced at the point of sale. Merseytravel and its participating operators reserve the right to refuse travel if acceptable proof of age is not produced when requested by an authorised representative.
4.6 You must follow operator’s instructions when using your Saveaway to make a journey and you must let a member of staff examine your card at any time during your journey if they ask to do so.
4.7 Misuse may lead to your Saveaway being withdrawn and may lead to prosecution.
The Saveaway scheme is organised and operated by Merseytravel, PO Box 1976, Liverpool, L69 3HN.
For any more information on Saveaway tickets, ring us on 0151 330 1000.
We have done our best to make sure that all of the information above is correct but
we cannot be held legally responsible for any mistakes.