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 Trains Wales hand over on 14th October 2018 to French-Spanish firm KeolisAmey, under the banner of Transport for Wales Rail Services (TfW).


In August and September 2018 Welsh Water are replacing storm drains, so roads are closed, and buses diverted. Please check notices on bus stops.

Avon Buses which provided the service between Chester, Neston, Heswall, Arrowe Park Hospital, West Kirby and Moreton ceased operating on 5 October 2018.  The hourly service is operated from 8 October by Stagecoach.

Download the Stagecoach Service 22 timetable here

No. 487 buses run from Ness Gardens, Little Neston, Neston Centre to Birkenhead and Liverpool Whitechapel every half hour during the day. In the evenings buses go to and from Little Neston (Royal Oak) every hour . On Sundays buses are every two hours from Parkgate all day and every two hours from Ness Gardens daytime only.

Buses leave Liverpool Sir Thomas Street

Download the 487 timetable here

No. 272 bus runs less than hourly between Ellesmere Port, Willaston, Hooton Station and Neston, not evenings or weekends. This service changed on 23 July. It starts and ends at Brook Street. Most buses divert in Little Sutton. Buses leave Brook Street every 90 minutes from 7.50 a.m. to 4.40 p.m. An extra bus leaves at 6.05 p.m., to Hooton Station. Buses leave Ellesmere Port from 8.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Download the new 272 timetable 272 Ellesmere Port-Neston 23.07.18 MASTER

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.

Ellesmere Port & Neston Community Transport Ltd – Community car scheme with volunteer drivers to help with lifts to Hospital, lunch clubs etc. Book in Advance. Drivers wanted

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.


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