Plan a Journey:
Type the address into your web browser - http://jp.merseytravel.gov.uk
Start typing in the ‘From’ menu.
The journey planner will offer suggestions as you type. Bus stops and train stations are shown as a red circle. A Point of Interest (POI) is shown as a grey pin. An address, street or postcode is shown as a house.
Once you have chosen your origin, the Departure Board will appear at the bottom of the screen.
If real time information is available for a bus service, it will be shown below the bus detail and the time on the left will be updated with the new expected time. If a bus is running late it will be shown in red, if it is on time or early it will be shown in green. In the example above, the 79D to Winster Drive is running 3 minutes late.
You can change the date and time you wish to travel, and can also choose whether you want to arrive or depart at that time.
Remember to press the ‘update’ button if you change any of the settings.
Use the “Travel Preferences” section to select or deselect your means of transport, simply tick/un-tick the boxes.
Use the Walking Speed section to specify how fast you walk.
Use the ‘Allow walking time to the best stops’ option in conjunction with the maximum walk time to choose the maximum amount of time to walk at the start or end of the journey or in between journey steps. If you are travelling from a bus stop and prefer not to walk to a nearby stop even if it would enable a quicker or easier journey, remove the tick in the ‘Allow walking time to the best stops’ check box. In some instances this might offer journeys with many more interchanges, or send you in what may appear to be the wrong direction, so only un-tick this if you really intend to go from the stop you selected.
Use the ‘Route options’ to choose whether you want the quickest route, one with the least changes or least walking.
You can also use this section to add in any mobility restrictions.
Remember to press the "Update" button if you change any settings, or they won't be included in the journey options presented to you.
Once you have chosen the destination, the journey planner will offer a few suggested routes.
From this page you can choose to email the journey plan by clicking on ‘E-mail My Journey’.
You can also print the journey by clicking on the printer icon.
Click on one of the summary lines to see the detailed journey plan. If real time information is available, the updated time will show on the left in a different colour (red for late running buses, green for on-time) and the scheduled timetable time will show below.
To download a timetable, click on the bus service (or train/ferry/coach service).
To view the part of the journey in an area map, click on the icon to the right of the journey step.
Here is an example of the area map.
To view the journey in the interactive map, click on the interactive map icon.
Here is an example of the interactive map.
Use the map controls to zoom in and out of the map, and to navigate left, right, up and down. Alternatively you can double click with the mouse, and drag the map to navigate.
You can hover over an icon on the map to see what it is. You can also hover over a bus stop to see the next departures. You can also use the interactive map to plan your journey.
Help and Information
Hover over the help icons in each section of the journey planner for help on the options available.
You can contact us easily via the ‘Share your comments and suggestions’ section.
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