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Check out our River Explorer Cruise page for more information and to book your tickets.

Face coverings must be worn at all times on the ferry and in the terminals. Remember to keep a safe distance from other passengers. Find more information and prices on our Current Service Information page.

Commuters

Taking a Mersey Ferry to work offers a relaxed, healthy way to travel and is the most direct route between Woodside and Liverpool City Centre.

We run a frequent weekday service between our Woodside terminal and Liverpool's Pier Head, with a journey time of around 10 minutes. As well as offering a unique commute, our service also offers free parking at Woodside if you buy a weekly, monthly, quarterly or yearly pass.

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

For the most up-to-date information regarding changes to Mersey Ferries timetabled services please call 0151 330 1003.

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.

COVID-19 information

Weekday Commuter Service will operate between 07:20am – 09:50am and 17:00pm - 18:50pm.

All services will operate from Pier Head and Woodside, whilst Seacombe is closed for major refurbishment work. Find out more about the temporary closure of Seacombe terminal closure online.

Commuters who pay for weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly passes will also still benefit from free parking at Woodside.

If you're thinking of using the ferries then please try to keep a safe distance from other passengers and wear a face covering for your entire journey, unless exempt or under the age of 11.

We’re asking customers to pay by contactless/card payments and don’t forget you can use the ticket machines at the terminals - this is to protect both you and our staff.

Timetables

Check the departure times for ...

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

  • Morning

  • Woodside

    Birkenhead

  • Pier Head

    Liverpool

  • Afternoon

  • Pier Head

    Liverpool

  • Woodside

    Birkenhead

Pricing

  • Adult (Single)

    £2.80

  • Adult (Return)

    £3.70

  • Child (Single)

    5-15

    £1.40

  • Child (Return)

    5-15

    £1.85

  • Weekly

    £15.00

  • Monthly

    £63.00

  • Quarterly (3 months)

    £158.00

  • Annual

    £545.00