There are car parking facilities at over 40 stations across our network that can be used free of charge.

Using Merseyrail is a hassle-free way to travel. Simply park at one of our park and ride sites, buy your ticket and hop on the train, which are every 15 minutes. Better still, you’ll beat the traffic and save money too, by not paying car parking costs at your end destination.

Pay and display parking is available at Hooton, Chester and Southport Stations.

Please be aware, cars cannot be left overnight at our park and ride sites.


You'll find the stations with car parks and the number of spaces available listed below.

Northern Line Station Car Parking
Station Number of spaces Paid? Journey time to Liverpool
Aigburth 16 Free 9 minutes
Ainsdale 56 Free 33 minutes
Aintree 104 Free 14 minutes
Birkdale 90 Free 38 minutes
Blundellsands and Crosby 101 Free 18 minutes
Bootle New Strand 2 Free 10 minutes
Bootle Oriel Road 32 Free 9 minutes
Brunswick 35 Free 4 minutes
Cressington 17 Free 11 minutes
Formby 126 Free 27 minutes
Freshfield 82 Free 29 minutes
Hall Road 107 Free 20 minutes
Hunts Cross 30 Free 17 minutes
Kirkby 174 Free 15 minutes
Kirkdale  2 disabled Free 6 minutes
Liverpool South Parkway 311 Free 14 minutes
Maghull 275 Free 19 minutes
Maghull North 156 Free 22 minutes
Ormskirk 155 Free 31 minutes
Seaforth & Litherland 48 Free 13 minutes
Southport 419 Pay & display 42 minutes
St Michaels 4 Free 7 minutes
Town Green 52 Free 26 minutes
Walton  10 Free 9 minutes
Wirral Line Station Car Parking
Station Number of spaces Paid? Journey time to Liverpool
Bache 61 Free 36 minutes
Bebington 24 Free 13 minutes
Bidston 226 Free 13 minutes
Birkenhead Central 0 NA 5 minutes
Birkenhead North 670 Free 10 minutes
Birkenhead Park 0 NA 8 minutes
Bromborough 136 Free 21 minutes
Bromborough Rake 0 Free 19 minutes
Capenhurst 24 Free 30 minutes
Chester  83 Pay & display 39 minutes
Eastham Rake 101 Free 23 minutes
Ellesmere Port 109 Free 35 minutes
Green Lane 60 Free 7 minutes
Hooton 418 Pay & display 26 minutes
Hoylake 167 Free 25 minutes
Leasowe 205 Free 16 minutes
Meols 62 Free 21 minutes
Moreton 34 Free 18 minutes
New Brighton 3 Free 21 minutes
Rock Ferry 25 Free 10 minutes
Spital 136 Free 17 minutes
Wallasey Grove Road 168 Free 17 minutes
West Kirby 0 NA 28 minutes


Trains run every 15 minutes 7am - 7pm Monday and Saturday, on all lines except the Ellesmere Port line. Outside of these hours and on Sundays frequency of trains varies. Trains on the Southport line run every 15 minutes from start to end of service Monday - Saturday. On Sundays trains run every 30 minutes.


To check train times for your journey use the Journey Planner below.

If found to be in contravention of Merseyrail Byelaw 14 and a person in charge of a motor vehicle, bicycle or any other conveyance shall leave it in any manner that it is deemed to be causing an obstruction they may be liable for a fine of £30.00 and could also face Prosecution.

This includes parking within a designated bay without displaying a valid pass or permit and not parking within a marked bay.

Overnight parking at Merseyrail stations is not allowed. Vehicles parked 15 minutes after the last train has departed the station or more than 15 minutes prior to the first train, will be deemed to be in breach and might incur a penalty fine of £30.