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Bus tickets

Hi there,

Im flying into John Lennon liverpool airport tomorrow i plan to get either the 500 or 82A bus down into the city centre, later on in the day I'm wanting to go to cheshire oaks via bus would the save away bus ticket cover all these journeys or is there a different type ticket i should be asking for?

Many Thanks for the help

Patricia

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Prescot, United...
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1. Re: Bus tickets

I'm not sure if an all zone save away would cover Cheshire oaks ?

Maybe look on the arriva website ?

Lynne

Liverpool, United...
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2. Re: Bus tickets

Walrus ticket.

Train to Ellesmere Port, and a local bus.

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Belfast, United...
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3. Re: Bus tickets

Great thanks for all the help

Liverpool
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4. Re: Bus tickets

as mentioned get an All Zones Walrus card from the Spar shop outside in the arrivals hall

This ticket allows free travel on all buses & trains from Hunts Cross > Southport and from Ormskirk > Chester

and will cover you from the airport > Liverpool city centre and then onto Cheshire Oaks and back to Liverpool

what time do you arrive ?

just thinking it will take 30-45 minutes to get to Liverpool city centre from the airport, then its about 45 minutes to Cheshire Oaks

you can get a bus from Liverpool direct to Cheshire Oaks (it also calls at Chester Zoo) sure there's 2 buses

1 is a direct express service, the other is a normal stop service

The x8 is the bus service

https:/…stagecoach-x8

Edited: 15 May 2018, 07:22
Liverpool, United...
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5. Re: Bus tickets

Firstly, it's called an All Area Saveaway ticket which is loaded onto a Walrus card.

Secondly, you can't use it to get the bus all the way from Liverpool to Cheshire Oaks which falls outside of the Saveaway ticket area, but you can use it to get the train to Ellesmere Port. You would then have to pay extra to catch a bus to Cheshire Oaks.

Liverpool, United...
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6. Re: Bus tickets

Yes you can do this journey using just one ticket, a Stagecoach Merseyside Dayrider Plus costing £4.20, bought from the driver but you will need to get the slightly slower Stagecoach 86A at the airport.

You get off at Hanover St Tesco's in the city centre and walk down College Lane (opposite) to Paradise St in the middle of Liverpool One, turn right past JD Sports,MCDonalds and keep walking straight, until you come to the Met Quarter, just 5 minutes walk, the bus stop is right next to this on the corner of Sir Thomas St. X8 leave at 04 and 34 are very fast and much better and cheaper than getting the train.

Liverpool, United...
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7. Re: Bus tickets

Stagecoach don't operate the 86A from the airport. It's the Arriva 86A and the Stagecoach Merseyside Day Rider isn't valid on this.

Edited: 15 May 2018, 18:32
Liverpool, United...
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8. Re: Bus tickets

I was just trying to edit but ran out of time, yes, the 86A Stagecoach doesn't go to the airport, sorry but this is the ticket you need for the X8. "The joint ticketing agreement applies to all Route 86, 86A and 86D buses between Liverpool ONE Bus Station and upto and including Liverpool South Parkway" but not to the airport

Edited: 15 May 2018, 18:41
Liverpool, United...
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9. Re: Bus tickets

Yes, that is the only problem with that Stagecoach ticket.

In general public transport in Liverpool and the rest of Merseyside is very good, but the bus fares on both Arriva and Stagecoach are a joke.

A single on Arriva is £2.30 and a single on Stagecoach is now £2.20. Those fares are to travel just 1 stop or 7+ miles.

Obviously if you are going to make multiple journeys you can save money by buying a day, weekly or monthly ticket.

Now, compare the bus fares over the border in Cheshire - If you want to catch the Stagecoach X8 or 1 from Chester city centre to, for example, Chester Zoo it costs only £2 for an adult return ticket!

Down in London, if you don't have an Oyster card, you pay a flat fare on the bus of £1.50 (contactless only, no cash). And children under 11 travel for free on public transport in London!

The sooner they get back something similar to the old MPTE and merge Arriva and Stagecoach on Merseyside the better. Then reduce the price to a flat fare of £1.50 like in London. And build a tram network, or is that going too far!?

Liverpool, United...
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10. Re: Bus tickets

Just to add, Stagecoach now accept contactless debit/credit cards on their buses to pay for tickets. That's a step forward, but I don't know how reliable it is at the moment. I have never paid by contactless on Stagecoach and would rather have cash on me as a back up in case something goes wrong.

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