This page describes current public transport in the Neston area. See also Neston Town Council initiatives on improving public transport.
The Neston area is served by a railway line and a network of buses.
Timetables are at Neston Town Hall and Neston Library. Rail timetables normally change (slightly) every six months: bus timetables change at unpredictable times.
Neston station lies on the Wrexham to Bidston railway line, The Borderlands Line, run by Arriva Trains Wales. Connections at Shotton are for north Wales, and at Wrexham for Chester, Shrewsbury, and Birmingham: Bidston links with West Kirby and Liverpool. Trains run mostly once an hour, less often in evenings and on Sundays. Live train information. Wrexham – Bidston Rail Users Association (email) represents users of the line.
- Network Rail is renewing track on the Wirral loop line and under river 3 Jan to June 2017, in three phases.
The biggest changes will be to cross-river trains but there will also be changes to Wirral line trains.
Phase 2: Mon 13 Feb – Mon 29 May
Wirral line trains will start and end at James Street Mon to Fri. At weekends, all trains will start and end at Birkenhead North and Birkenhead Central. Buses will run between Wirral and Liverpool stations at weekends.
Phase 3: Tue 30 May – Sun 18 Jun
Wirral line trains will start and end at Birkenhead North and Birkenhead Central. Buses will run between these stations and Liverpool.
On Thursday 1 June, Neston town centre roads will close between 12.30 and 5.30 p.m. for Ladies Day. Liverpool buses will come to Ladies Walk. Buses will not come through Parkgate.
From 23 April 2017, bus 88 runs between Neston, Parkgate, Heswall and West Kirby during evenings and weekends. Download timetable as pdf: here.
No. 272 bus runs less than hourly between Ellesmere Port, Willaston and Neston, not evenings or weekends. Download timetable as pdf: here
From 5 September No. 22 bus runs hourly between Moreton, Hoylake, West Kirby, Arrowe Park Hospital, Heswall, Parkgate, Neston and Chester, not evenings or Sundays. The timetable changed slightly on 23 January 2017. Download timetable as pdf: here
No. 487 buses run from Ness Gardens to Birkenhead and Liverpool Whitechapel every half hour during the day, leaving Ness Gardens at 6.41, 7.11, 7.41, then 8.16, 8.46 a.m. and so on until 5.16 p.m. In the evenings buses go from Parkgate at 6 and 6.30 p.m. then every hour until 11.30 p.m. On Sundays buses are every two hours from Parkgate at 9.30, and so on up to 10.30 p.m. and 11.26 p.m., and every two hours from Ness Gardens at 10.28 a.m., to 4.28 p.m.
Buses leave Liverpool Sir Thomas Street every half hour from 8 a.m. to 10.30 p.m. Buses leaving Liverpool at 4.30, 5, 5.30 and 6 p.m. go to Neston then Hinderton Rd, Bushell Rd, Mellock Lane, Burton Rd, West Vale, Kenilworth Rd, Greenfields Drive, Marshlands Rd, Burton Rd, The Cross, then Parkgate. In the evenings, buses leave at 6.30 to 10.30 for Neston and Little Neston.
On Sundays buses leave at 9.29 a.m. to 10.29 p.m., alternately for Parkgate or Ness Gardens during the day, and to Parkgate in the evening.
No. 357 runs between Arrowe Park Road via Heswall bus station and Neston High School.
No. 358 runs between Eastham Rake via Thornton Hough and Neston High School.
No. 604 runs from Neston to Chester Catholic High School.
No. 605 runs from Neston to Bishop’ Blue Coat High School, Chester.
If you are aged 80+ or have mobility difficulties, you can use PlusBus, in Neston area and around Chester and Ellesmere Port, Monday to Friday 9 a.m. – 11 p.m., and Sundays 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Phone 0151 357 4420 Monday – Friday 9 – 4.30, or email, one to seven days in advance. Cost £3 single, £5 return. The driver can help carry your shopping on and off the bus.
ECT Charity, 11 Junction 8 Business Park, ELLESMERE PORT CH65 3AS www.ectcharity.co.uk
Cheshire Traveline provides timetable information for any bus, rail or coach service serving Cheshire and Warrington: 0871 200 22 33 (Calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras) 7 days a week 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day. Cheshire Traveline can accept calls using the Text Relay system. Visit the Text Relay website or call 18001 0871 200 22 33.
Merseytravel Buses and trains coming through Neston start or stop in the Merseyside area. 24 Hatton Garden LIVERPOOL L3 2AN 9 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. Monday to Friday 0151 227 5181 http://www.merseytravel.gov.uk/
Traveline – http://www.traveline.info/ For planning journeys in Great Britain by Bus, Rail, Coach and ferry.
Google Maps and Street View
Google Maps has a map of bus stops in Neston with Street View providing images of the area: Bus stops in Neston town centre area