Eurovision | Local travel advice

Get the latest information on the city region’s timetable for trains and buses during the festival.

Tens of thousands of people are expected to travel to Liverpool in May when the city hosts the 67th Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of Ukraine.

The action is set to hot up on Sunday (7 May), when St George’s Hall provides the back-drop for the National Lottery Big Eurovision Welcome. It also signifies the start of very large crowds gathering in the city centre so, ahead of the event – and everything which will follow – we wanted to share some local travel advice.

The key ask is for everyone to plan their journey. Whether you’re coming in from Childwall or Chester, keep an eye on your relevant timetables and the social media sites of your train or bus operators to get the latest information.

As of today (Wed 3 May) we are expecting the following enhancements and changes to local transport on Sunday 7 and Saturday 13 May only:

  • City region (Merseyside) buses to run until the early hours
  • Extra Merseyrail trains until after midnight
  • Late night ferry services
  • Park and ride – with details to follow

Specific advice for the Big Welcome on Sunday 7 May includes:

  • Merseyrail will run a Sunday (every 30 mins) timetable but this will be extended past midnight
  • Closure of Lime Street Lower Level station all day
  • Closure of James Street from 8pm
  • Wirral passengers to use Liverpool Central Station only after 8pm
  • Northern line passengers to use Moorfields station only after 8pm

Specific advice for Monday 8 – Friday 12 May includes:

  • Closure of James Street station from 8pm each evening

Specific advice for the Eurovision grand Final on Saturday 13 May includes:

  • A 20-minute timetable across all Merseyrail lines (except Ellesmere Port which will run a 30-minute timetable)
  • Closure of Lime Street Lower Level station all day
  • Closure of James Street station all day
  • Wirral lines will call only at Liverpool Central (not Moorfields)
  • Northern lines will call only at Moorfields (not Liverpool Central)
  • Merseyrail to be unaffected by the national rail strike

The timetables for late night/last trains on Merseyrail are available here. Or visit the Merseytravel website for more information.