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Hop on the iconic Mersey Ferry for our 10-minute direct cross-river service each weekday morning and evening between Seacombe, Wirral and Liverpool Gerry Marsden (Pier Head), Liverpool.

If you’re a commuter looking to beat the traffic and your stressful daily journey or a visitor to our beautiful city region, our frequent and direct cross-river service sets sail every 20-minutes from 07:20am- 09:40am & 5pm-6:40pm Monday to Friday. All services operate from Liverpool Gerry Marsden (Pier Head) and Seacombe in Wirral.

Set sail and cross the River Mersey in 10 minutes

There’s plenty of space for passengers on board, so you can spread out and either sit on the top deck and appreciate the incredible views of Liverpool and Wirral’s historic skyline in the fresh air, or sit inside on the lower deck and enjoy the view from the windows on the 10 minute journey. We also have lots of space for bikes on our lower deck if you want to build more exercise into your day and try a healthier way to travel.

If you buy a Flexi, Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly or Annual- Direct Cross-river (Commuter) Ticket please ask one of our friendly staff members in the terminal for more information about free parking at Seacombe Ferry Terminal. The commuter car parking area is within the rear car park and will be signposted.

The direct cross-river service is perfect for busy tourists and visitors that may have missed one of our 50-minute River Explorer Cruises, but still want to set sail across the River Mersey on the world-famous Mersey Ferry and get the perfect selfie. You’ll still see some incredible views of the skyline, but please note the expert recorded commentary does not play on the direct cross-river service.

Visit Merseytravel for information on connections to other public transport services. If you would like to buy annual or quarterly Commuter tickets, please fill out this form (PDF, 1.99MB) and bring it to a Mersey Ferries terminal.

Please note we only accept contactless payments at the terminals.

Mersey Ferries Commuter Club 
If you would like regular updates on the ferry services you can sign up for text alerts. Please text FERRY to 81025 to be added to the Commuter Club and receive free text messages when there is a disruption to the ferry sailings. To 'sign up' or 'stop' Mersey Ferry Commuter Club alerts, each text will cost 8p, network rates may apply.


Check the departure times for ...

  • Sorry the commuter service only runs Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.

  • Morning

  • Seacombe


  • Woodside


  • Gerry Marsden


  • Afternoon

  • Gerry Marsden


  • Woodside


  • Seacombe


  • Sorry there are no commuter services this afternoon.


  • Adult (Single)


  • Adult (Return)


  • Child (Single)



  • Child (Return)



  • 3 Day Flexi

    (use within 3 working days)


  • 5 Day Flexi

    (use within 10 working days)


  • Weekly


  • Monthly


  • Quarterly (3 months)


  • Annual


3-Day & 5-Day Flexi Direct Cross-river (Commuter) Ticket: Tickets on sale from 7:20am on Monday 17 October

Our 3-day & 5-day Flexi Direct Cross-river (Commuter) Tickets are new tickets designed to provide more flexibility. The 3-day flexi ticket costs £10.50 and offers 3 return ferry journeys over a one-week period (5 working days). The 5-day flexi ticket costs £15 and offers 5 return ferry journeys over a two-week period (10 working days) from date of purchase. The tickets offer a saving compared to buying individual daily tickets.

When you buy a flexi ticket, you will be given a return ticket on the first day of travel and either 2 or 4 vouchers depending on which ticket you buy. You will need to exchange your vouchers for a return ticket each day you travel. Please show your voucher to one of our friendly staff members at the ticket desk on each day that you travel.      

The Flexi Direct Cross-river (Commuter) Tickets are only available to buy from Seacombe Ferry Terminal. The ticket is not available to buy online. The ticket is only valid on Direct Cross-river (Commuter) services.

Why should you try our direct cross-river service?

We have a loyal group of passengers that regularly cross the river on our direct service, and say it’s the best way to travel. Find out why they love it so much

“I’ve always loved the ferries and for me, it’s the only way to commute. It’s the perfect way to start the day."

Sue, direct cross-river passenger

We can’t wait to welcome you aboard!


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