Stagecoach X8 – the faster bus between Chester and Liverpool

Route map

Travel between Liverpool and Chester City Centre or Chester Train Station in just over an hour with Stagecoach's fast X8 bus service.

Why you’ll love the X8 

You’ll love our X8 bus because it’s:

  • fast – travel between Chester and Liverpool in just over an hour 
  • frequent – runs every thirty minutes Monday to Saturday and every hour on Sundays and bank holidays
  • convenient – direct links to and from Chester train station,  Chester Foregate Street , Chester Zoo, Ellesmere Port bus and train station and Liverpool Sir Thomas Street
  • connected  – free Wi-Fi  available on board

There’s a lot to see and do on route! You can visit Chester Zoo to see over 20,000 animals and 500 different species,  Cheshire Oaks  to do some shopping, hop on our Chester City Sightseeing tour bus in the City Centre, or visit the Blue Planet Aquarium with the kids!.


Where the X8 stops

The X8 has much shorter journey time than the similar number 1 bus  as it has fewer stops. It runs between:

  • Chester City Centre
  • Chester Train Station
  • Hoole Road
  • Chester Zoo, main entrance
  • Cheshire Oaks
  • Ellesmere Port Bus Station
  • Ellesmere Port Rail Station
  • Bromborough
  • then fast to Liverpool City Centre (Sir Thomas Street)

Download the Service X8 timetable

Great value tickets

We have some great value day, weekly and family tickets to use on the X8. 

Tell us where you’re travelling from and to so we can show you the tickets available for your journey.