How to get around in Liverpool
Merseytravel is the passenger transport executive, responsible for the coordination of public transport in the Liverpool City Region in North West England. Merseytravel was established on 1 December 1969 as the Merseyside Passenger Transport Executive.
Travelling to and from Liverpool John Lennon Airport
If you're travelling to or from Liverpool John Lennon Airport by rail, you'll be able to find an abundance of information on Merseytravel's website
Using the Merseytravel Journey Planner you can quickly establish how best to get to and from Liverpool John Lennon Airport by bus, train or ferry. You can also download this from the Apple App Store or Google Play to enable you to stay informed whilst on the move.
Alternatively, you can call Merseytravel Customer Service on 0151 330 1000 for travel advice between the hours of 7am-6pm Monday to Friday and 8am-5:30pm on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays. For more options on how to get in touch with Merseytravel, please click here.
Merseyrail is the most punctual and reliable rail network in the UK based on statistics from 2018-19, with consistently high scores for passenger satisfaction and has received multiple national award wins for customer service and punctuality.
The self-contained network offers the most affordable fares in the country and operates over 600 regular services per day, every 15 minutes, to 68 stations throughout the Liverpool City Region, including 4 underground stations in the city centre that receive services every few minutes.
The operator has modernised significantly in recent years, launching trials for its smart ticketing scheme in 2017, working towards moving to online ticketing in the future with just a contactless bank card required. The network carries over 100,000 passengers on an average weekday, with its Liverpool Central station being one of the busiest outside of London.
Tickets & Pricing
Travel is easy and affordable with unlimited travel across the Merseyrail network from £2.25 returns or just £5.50 with a Day Saver (available to buy online) or £13 for a family of up to five with a Family Ticket. The Day Saver and Family ticket are for off-peak travel and can be used any time after 0930 Monday – Friday and any time on weekends and bank holidays, giving you plenty of freedom to explore Merseyside.
You can now buy an All Zone Adult and 18 and under Day Saver online. Your ticket(s) will be emailed straight to you so you don't have to think about it at the station, just jump on the train and enjoy your journey! Buy your ticket here.
Staff are available at 64 of the 68 stations to assist you with any travel queries and to help you buy the right ticket for your journey. Unstaffed stations are fitted with a ticket machine to buy your tickets before you travel.
How often does the metro depart?
Merseyrail are a Merseyside based train service with services running frequently to 68 stations across the region. Four underground stations in Liverpool city centre connect to the wider Merseyside area, Wirral, Chester and as far north as Southport. Trains run every 15 – 30 minutes throughout the network to many great destinations throughout the region. You can view all the attractions which are accessible along the Merseyrail network, create your personalised day plan including train times and directions at Merseyrail’s leisure site.
To plan your journey, visit the website or download the app.