There are 6 ways to get from Liverpool to Birkenhead by train, bus, ferry, taxi, towncar or foot

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  6 min

$1 - $4

5 alternative options

Bus  •  10 min

  1. 487 / ...

$1 - $8

Ferry  •  30 min

  1. Fer

Taxi  •  5 min

  1. 2.8 miles

$13 - $16

Uber  •  5 min

  1. 2.8 miles

$7 - $12

Walk  •  52 min

  1. 2.7 miles

What companies run services between Liverpool, England and Birkenhead, England?

Merseyrail Electrics operates a train from Liverpool to Birkenhead every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $4 and the journey takes 6 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Arriva Merseyside operates a bus from Liverpool to Birkenhead hourly. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 10 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street Low Level to Birkenhead Hamilton Square
Ave. Duration
6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$1
Off-Peak Single
$1 - $2
Anytime Day Single
$1 - $3
Anytime Single
$1 - $2
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Liverpool Lime Street Low Level to Birkenhead Hamilton Square
Ave. Duration
6 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$4 - $6
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$1 - $2
Bus operators
Arriva Merseyside
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Liverpool, Preston Street to Birkenhead, Hinson Street (Westminster House)
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
enquiries.merseyside@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Liverpool, Preston Street to Birkenhead, Grange Road East
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Ferry operators
Mersey Ferries
Phone
0151 330 1444
Website
merseyferries.co.uk
Ferry from Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal to Woodside Birkenhead Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
merseyferries.co.uk
Other operators
Uber Merseyside
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Liverpool to Birkenhead
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Signup at
uber.com
uberACCESS
$7 - $12
uberASSIST
$7 - $12
uberX
$7 - $12
UberExec
$11 - $17
uberXL
$9 - $16
Taxi from Liverpool to Birkenhead
Ave. Duration
5 min
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Comcab Liverpool
Phone
+44 151 298 2222
Website
comcab-liverpool.co.uk
Taxi In Liverpool
Phone
+44 151 236 1915

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Liverpool and Birkenhead is 3 km.

The cheapest way to get from Liverpool to Birkenhead is to train which costs £1 - £3 and takes 6 min.

The quickest way to get from Liverpool to Birkenhead is to taxi which takes 5 min and costs £10 - £12.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Liverpool Lime Street Low Level and arriving at Birkenhead Hamilton Square. Services depart every 10 minutes. The journey takes approximately 6 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Liverpool, Preston Street and arriving at Birkenhead, Hinson Street (Westminster House). Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 min.

Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal and arriving at Woodside Birkenhead Ferry Terminal. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 30 min.

The train from Liverpool Lime Street Low Level to Birkenhead Hamilton Square takes 6 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.