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 Park and ride services - Travelling to Liverpool

Park and ride services - Travelling to Liverpool

You can still travel in and out of the Liverpool City Region by public transport.
 
There are excellent rail and bus services running across the City Region that will get you where you want to go. For more information and to plan your journey, use the Merseytravel Journey Planner.
 
However if you do need to travel by car, please consider the park and ride options that are available from rail stations into the city centre. The best stations to head for in the city centre are James Street Station, Moorfields or Liverpool Central station.
 

Park and ride services

Travelling from the Midlands, Wales, Cheshire and South Wirral

Park and ride is available at Hooton station (CH66 7NL) and rail services run a minimum of four trains per hour on the Wirral Line throughout the day into Liverpool City Centre.
Please note – this car park is operated by the local authority and there is a charge of 80p per vehicle.
 
In addition, park and ride facilities are available at Birkenhead North station (also on the Wirral Line) off Junction 1 of the M53 – see below for further details.
 

Travelling from West and North Wirral

There is a free 600 plus space car park at Birkenhead North rail station (CH41 7AZ) which is close to Junction 1 of the M53. From here there are a minimum of four trains per hour throughout the day.
 

Travelling from the North, Lancashire, Preston, Wigan, Skelmersdale, the M58 and Sefton

There are park and ride facilities at a number of stations on the Merseyrail Northern line in Sefton and Knowsley including Southport, Hall Road, Maghull, Maghull North (opening 18th June), Aintree (close to the end of the M58) and Kirkby.
 
There is a minimum of four trains per hour from Southport, two trains per hour from Kirkby and two trains per hour from Ormskirk.
 

Travelling from the M62 and Warrington

Park and ride facilities are available at both St Helens Central and Lea Green Stations. Both are close to the M62 Motorway. From these stations there is a half hourly service.
 
Key advice: Our advice to anyone travelling around the City Region, whether by car or public transport, is to plan your journey and check timetables on the day of travel.