21 May 2021 5pm – Late

Travelling around the festival

LightNight takes place at over 30 locations around the city centre; why not leave the car at home and jump on a bike, scooter, bus, train or ferry?


Cycle or Scoot

It’s quick and easy to get between venues by bike, so you’ll be able to pack more into your night. There is cycle parking near most venues which you can see marked with a bicycle emblem on the Liverpool Cycle Map.

Bike Hire

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


400 hundred e-scooters are available to hire in the city centre and surrounding areas including Toxteth, Dingle and Kensington, as well as key transport hubs and hospitals. See voiscooters.com to download the app and get started.


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 LightNight.


Merseyrail operate rail services across Merseyside, visit Merseyrail to plan your journey and find the latest rail travel information. The Day Saver ticket gives you unlimited off-peak travel on Merseyrail so it’s perfect for hoping on and off the train as much as you want to get between the events. You can travel around the city centre using Moorfields, Central, Lime Street and James Street stations.

You can also go to the Merseytravel website or call 0151 330 1000.


LightNight Bus

Unfortunately our beloved LightNight heritage buses operated by The Merseyside Transport Trust won’t be offering a looping service this year.

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 London Northwestern run routes into Liverpool from all major UK cities.

Visit the National Rail website to see station facilities and search all possible routes at nationalrail.co.uk

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 Traveline on 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 visitliverpool.com/accommodation


More Info

Call Call Merseytravel on 0151 330 1000 or use the journey planner at merseytravel.gov.uk 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 merseyrail.org or northernrail.org 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 visitliverpool.com/travel or call 0151 233 2008.