Queen Square Bus Station in the heart of Liverpool city centre serves the city and the county of Merseyside. Located a 4-minute walk from Liverpool Lime Street Railway Station, it’s easy to transfer from train to bus to reach a destination. Buses operate from Queen Square to Liverpool John Lennon Airport, and many of the city’s tourist open top bus tours begin here.
Located on Hood Street and Roe Street, the bus station operates services all over Merseyside. Visitors can reach the picturesque coastal towns of Southport, Crosby and Formby. For those wishing to travel further afield, services also run to Kirkby, Preston, St. Helens and Widnes. Adjacent to the bus terminal lies St. John’s Gardens, part of the William Brown Street conservation area. It’s a verdant open space with interesting monuments and sculptures. The 1930s Art Deco Royal Court Theatre is located nearby. Visitors wishing to see a musical, drama or comedy while in the city can enjoy a performance from one of the theatre’s cabaret style stalls. Travellers keen to indulge in retail therapy will find boutiques and high street stores a stone’s throw from the bus station. Alternatively, state of the art shopping venue Liverpool ONE is less than a 10-minute walk away. Pass by the famous Cavern Club where The Beatles played some of their first gigs, or head to Liverpool Waterfront and explore its architectural splendour.
Reaching Queen Square Bus Station is easy on foot from Liverpool Lime Street and Central Station, and the city’s major tourist venues. Many of Liverpool’s big ticket attractions such as Liverpool Waterfront, William Brown Street, the Cavern Club and Albert Dock are all less than a 15-minute walk. Cycle routes line the streets of Liverpool, and there is a City Bike Scheme. The scheme offers bicycle hire throughout the city on a price per hour basis. Taxis and Uber operate throughout the city.
Queen Square Bus Station was originally constructed in 1996. It caters to 1 million buses each year and is owned by Mersey travel. As this bus station is key to travel throughout the region of Merseyside, local governments have made many improvements in recent years. Today, Queen Square is one of two major bus stations in Liverpool servicing the city and its outlying areas.