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Rail Fail

We're on track even if your train isn't. 

Travelling to work, study or to catch up with friends and family? Our buses are guaranteed to get you there.

Confused about your travel plans due to the platform upgrades? Don't get yourself confused over where to get on and what rail replacement bus to catch.Our service 1 and X8 are on hand to get you to where you want to go. Our buses will take you direct from Chester to Liverpool without any fuss. 


For more information on a specific journey, click on a route below:

Chester and Ellesmere Port to Birkenhead and Liverpool - Service 1

Chester and Ellesmere Port to Liverpool - Service X8

Do you want to know more about our Wirral and beyond network?

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Why travel with Stagecoach? 

On board our Stagecoach buses you'll find some perks to make your journey as comfortable as possible, including free Wi-Fi, USB charging points, power.
Our prices are hard to beat too, with a day ticket from Chester to Liverpool at only £4.20! We offer plenty of various tickets too - scroll down to our Ticket Prices section to find out more.
Here at Stagecoach, we're also dedicated to making our services as accessible as possible. Our buses offers a dedicated wheelchair space.

Ticket Prices

Whether you're hopping on board for one stop, planning a longer journey or making the same trip from A to B as part of your regular commute, you can be confident you'll always receive great value for money when you travel with Stagecoach.

Below you can find ticket prices for our routes. 

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  Adult 1 day dayrider Child 1 day dayrider Adult 7 day megarider Child 7 day megarider 
Chester zone   £3.80  £1.90  £13  £6.50
 Merseyside plus zone  £4.20  £2.10  £14  £7


How to buy your ticket

There are multiple ways to buy a ticket. You can explore the various available options below: 
From your driverContactless

Your driver can issue you with a ticket for the service you wish to use. You can pay with cash,   contactless or via Apple Pay or Google Pay.

Fare types available from your driver: 
Single fares - from £3.80
Day tickets
1-week tickets


If you're uncertain which fare would offer the best value for money, don't hesitate to ask your driver or use our online bus ticket finder tool. 

From our App

You can buy your ticket in advance at home, in the office or even at the bus stop. Our day and 1-week ticket are available on our App.

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Regularly use our services? You can pick up a 4-week season ticket - particularly ideal for commuters - online.

Find out more information 


Do you have a question that needs answering? 

See our contact us page for details on how to get in touch with us.

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