Neston Bus and Train

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.


Arriva North West is disappointed to announce planned industrial action by drivers and engineers on 27 November, 4th, 7th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd December 2017.  There will be no planned Arriva bus services in Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Lancashire or Cheshire on strike days.  Services operated by other companies are not affected.  Please read the Arriva statement here

No. 272 bus runs less than hourly between Ellesmere Port, Willaston and Neston, not evenings or weekends. Download timetable as pdf: here

No. 22 bus runs hourly between Moreton, Hoylake, West Kirby, Arrowe Park Hospital, Heswall, Parkgate, Neston and Chester, not evenings or Sundays.  Download the timetable operative from 5 May 2017 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 to and from Little Neston (Royal Oak) 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.

On schooldays…

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

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

Traveline For planning journeys in Great Britain by Bus, Rail, Coach and ferry.

Bus Timetables

Cheshire West & Chester Bus Service Timetable Directory

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

Neston Bus and Train