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Getting around Liverpool

Public transport

Mersey Travel (tel: +44 151 227 5181; www.merseytravel.gov.uk) runs Liverpool's excellent public transport network, operating a comprehensive range of bus, train and ferry services throughout the city. Public transport runs frequently throughout the day and a number of bus services operate at night.

Liverpool's two bus stations are on Roe Street and Paradise Street, closer to the centre of the city. There is also an underground system that operates between the city's four main train stations (Lime Street, Central Station, James Street and Moorfields).

A variety of tickets and passes are available, including the one-day Saveaway pass, which you can load on a Walrus Card, Liverpool's contactless smartcard.

Taxis

There are many taxi ranks throughout the city including at all the major train and bus stations. You can also hail taxis anywhere on the street.

To pre-book a taxi, try ComCab (tel: +44 151 298 2222) or Anfield Taxis (tel: +44 151 263 2222).

Driving

Like most UK cities, if you're driving around Liverpool, avoid peak commuting hours where possible. There are several car parks around the city - the Capital Car Park on The Strand near the waterfront, Queen Square car park which is open 24 hours and Q-Park, three separate car parks serving the Liverpool ONE shopping complex.

Car hire

There are numerous car hire companies operating in Liverpool. Avis (tel: +44 844 544 6074; www.avis.co.uk) and Europcar (tel: +44 371 384 0291; www.europcar.co.uk) both have offices in the city.

Bicycle hire

Liverpool's bikeshare scheme is called citybike (tel: +44 151 374 2034; www.citybikeliverpool.co.uk). There are more than 100 stations across the city and daily memberships are available.

The Merseyside Cycling Campaign (www.merseycycle.org.uk) can offer information and advice for cycling routes in and around Liverpool.

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