Mersey Ferries

The iconic Mersey Ferries are an essential part of the Liverpool City Region’s rich and diverse history. Ferries have sailed across the River Mersey for over 800 years, as Benedictine Monks ran the first ferry service from Birkenhead to Liverpool in 1150 AD, taking travellers to the small fishing village of Liverpool on market days. Evening Cruises, day trips along the Manchester Ship Canal and sightseeing cruises across Liverpool and Wirral set sail throughout the year and give passengers the opportunity to learn more about the North West’s history whilst experiencing incredible scenery.

Pier Head Ferry Terminal
Liverpool, L3 1DP

Pier Head Terminal by Car
Leave the M6 at Junction 21a and take the M62 towards Liverpool. Follow the M62 to the end, keeping directly ahead for the A5080. Continue on this road until it merges into A5047, following signs to Liverpool City Centre, Albert Dock and Central Tourist Attractions. Pier Head terminal is signposted from the city centre.

Pier Head Terminal by Train
James Street – 6 minute walk

Pier Head Terminal by Bus
Take the 14 or 14a from Liverpool Lime Street.

Woodside Ferry Terminal
Birkenhead, CH41 1EL

Woodside Ferry Terminal by Train
Hamilton – 2 minute walk
Birkenhead Central – 18 minute walk

Seacombe Ferry Terminal
Wallasey, CH44 6NR

For full details about local bus and train services please visit Mersey Travel journey planner.