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

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Train  •  4 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Central Loop Line to Birkenhead Hamilton Square

$1 - $4

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Bus  •  10 min

  1. Take the bus from Liverpool, The Metquarter (Met Quarter) to Birkenhead, Hinson Street (Westminster House) 487 / ...

$1 - $8

4 alternative options

Ferry  •  30 min

  1. Take the ferry from Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal to Woodside Birkenhead Ferry Terminal Fer

Taxi  •  5 min

  1. Take a taxi from Liverpool to Birkenhead 2.8 miles

$13 - $16

Uber  •  5 min

  1. Take an Uber from Liverpool to Birkenhead 2.8 miles

$6 - $11

Walk  •  52 min

  1. Walk from Liverpool to Birkenhead 2.7 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Liverpool to Birkenhead is to bus which costs £1 - £6 and takes 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Liverpool to Birkenhead is to train which costs £1 - £3 and takes 4 min.

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

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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.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Liverpool Central Loop Line and arriving at Birkenhead Hamilton Square. Services depart every 10 minutes. The journey takes approximately 4 min.

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The distance between Liverpool and Birkenhead is 2 miles.

The best way to get from Liverpool to Birkenhead without a car is to train which takes 4 min and costs £1 - £3.

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The train from Liverpool Central Loop Line to Birkenhead Hamilton Square takes 4 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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Liverpool to Birkenhead bus services, operated by Arriva Merseyside, depart from Liverpool, The Metquarter (Met Quarter) station.

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Liverpool to Birkenhead train services, operated by Merseyrail Electrics, depart from Liverpool Central Loop Line station.

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Map of how to get from Liverpool to Birkenhead.
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  • Distance: 1.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 min

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 4 min. East Midlands Trains also services this route every 30 minutes. Alternatively, Arriva Merseyside operates a bus from Liverpool to Birkenhead hourly. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 10 min. Three 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 Central Loop Line to Birkenhead Hamilton Square
Ave. Duration
4 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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
Bus operators
Arriva Merseyside
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Liverpool, The Metquarter (Met Quarter) to Birkenhead, Hinson Street (Westminster House)
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
enquiries.merseyside@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Liverpool, Whitechapel (Met Quarter) to Birkenhead, Grange Road East
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Peoplesbus
Phone
0151 523 4010
Email
enquiries@peoplesbus.com
Website
peoplesbus.com
Bus from Liverpool ONE Bus Station to Liverpool Echo Arena
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
peoplesbus.com
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to Birkenhead
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
nationalexpress.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
$6 - $11
Signup at
uber.com
Access
$6 - $11
Assist
$6 - $11
UberX
$6 - $11
Exec
$10 - $16
UberXL
$9 - $15
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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The best way to get from Liverpool to Birkenhead is to train which takes 4 min and costs £1 - £3. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £1 - £6 and takes 10 min.

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Liverpool to Birkenhead bus services, operated by Arriva Merseyside, arrive at Birkenhead, Hinson Street (Westminster House) station.

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Liverpool to Birkenhead train services, operated by Merseyrail Electrics, arrive at Birkenhead Hamilton Square station.

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