Travelling around the festival

LightNight takes place at over 50 locations around the city centre; why not leave the car at home and jump on a bike, bus, train or ferry?


LightNight Bus

The Merseyside Transport Trust is once again providing a free heritage circular bus service using classic Liverpool buses.

The service will loop the city between 18.00—23.00; for more information, click LINK.


It’s quick and easy to get between venues by bike, so you’ll be able to pack more into your night. In the printed LightNight guide, you’ll find a map with free bike parking spots marked.

If you don’t have your own bike, why not try Liverpool’s City Bike cycle hire scheme? See for more information.


Make use of Liverpool’s many Hackney taxis, which you can flag down on street or pre-book with ComCabs (0151 298 2222) or Alpha Cars (0151 722 8888).

Public Transport

Merseyside has a fantastic network of buses and trains to get you into the city centre for Light Night.

To plan your journey go to the Merseytravel website ( or call 0151 330 1000.

Further afield

By Train

Liverpool Lime Street is the main city centre train station.

London Euston – Lime Street takes just over two hours on Avanti West Coast’s high speed service, and rail operators including Transpennine Express, Northern and London Midland run routes into Liverpool from all major UK cities.

By Road

Liverpool is easily reached by road and is situated at the end of the M62.

By car the city is approximately 50 minutes from Manchester, 1hr 25 minutes from Leeds, 1hr 50 minutes from Sheffield and Birmingham and 3hrs from Cardiff.

By Bus / Coach

All major coach services serve Liverpool.

For more information, call 0871 200 22 33 (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week).

By Water

Services between Liverpool (Birkenhead) and Belfast and Dublin are operated by Stena Line Irish Sea Ferries, and between Liverpool and Douglas by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company.


For accommodation enquiries, see


More Info

Call Call Merseytravel on 0151 330 1000 or use the journey planner at to find out how to get into Liverpool city centre by public transport.

Lines are open 7am–8pm Mondays to Fridays, 8am-8pm Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Visit or for a full range of affordable tickets and train times, plus free car and cycle parking.

If you are travelling from outside the city, for more detailed visitor information visit or call 0151 233 2008.