has an extensive bus network operated mainly by Arriva
North West and CMT Buses, which
provide a reliable service for people to get in and out
of the city centre.
There are two major bus stations in the city centre at Paradise Street [map] and Queen Square [map],
with other main bus stops at Victoria Street [map], Sir Thomas Street [map], London Road [map] and Renshaw Street [map].
Buses calling at these stops provide services to villages
around Liverpool and to most major towns nearby including
Chester, Warrington, Ellesmere Port, Runcorn, Birkenhead,
Widnes and St Helens.
Timetables are available for all bus services running
in the Liverpool area and can be obtained from the main
bus stations, or on the website www.merseytravel.gov.uk,
or by telephone on 0870 608 2608.
If you’re travelling to Liverpool from other major
cities in the UK then it’s best to hop on one of
the many National Express coaches, which stop at
the city’s Norton Street [map] bus station.
The nationwide coach service provides daily travel to
Liverpool from hundreds of destinations, including Newcastle,
Manchester, London and Birmingham.
Norton Street bus station is just a 100-yard walk from
Lime Street train station and there is a taxi rank right
outside the bus terminal.
If walking into the city centre, turn left along the main
road until you come to the bottom of London Road. You
will see the Empire Theatre and, on the right, the imposing
St George's Hall. Cross London Road and walk straight
past the Empire Theatre along Lime Street, and carry straight
on into the heart of Liverpool bustling shops and restaurant
For more information on National Express services to and
from Liverpool log on to www.nationalexpress.com or telephone the enquiries hotline on 08705 80 80 80.