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. Rail timetables normally change (slightly) every December and May: bus timetables change at unpredictable times.


Neston station lies on the Wrexham to Bidston railway line, The Borderlands Line. 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.

 Transport for Wales Rail Services (TfW)

From August 1st – 31st 2021 there is a new timetable, but…

…from 14 to 22 August all trains are replaced by buses!


Bus 22 runs between Chester, Neston, and Heswall hourly daytime, Monday – Saturday. Now run by Al’s coaches.

Download  timetable updated April 2021 as pdf 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: 487 from Liverpool Whitechapel to Ness Botanic Gardens

No. 272 bus runs less than hourly between Ellesmere Port, Willaston, Hooton Station and Neston, not evenings or weekends. Download the 272 timetable  484_ww34fssczf_272 Ellesmere Port-Neston November 2020 MASTER From 2 November 2020 the first bus leaves Neston at 7.50 a.m.

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.

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 f0r  buses and trains that 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 has a map of bus stops in Neston with Street View providing images of the area: Bus stops in Neston town centre area