Travel Information

There are lots of different ways you can travel to the event – the Merseytravel network covers both Liverpool and Wirral and there are a number of parking facilities available if you are travelling by car. As Liverpool’s Dream will cover both Liverpool and Wirral there will be some disruption to travel, or restrictions to access on both sides of the River Mersey. Full details will be announced when the routes are released closer to the event.

Please plan your journey to the event in advance to ensure you don’t miss any elements of the show you wish to see.

Travel by Road

Road Closures and Diversions

We will try to our best to maintain access and re-open roads as quickly as possible however, this will be dependent upon the number of people viewing the event as safety will always be our priority. There will be significant road closures which will be announced in September when the routes will be announced. Please note that these are only approximate and may be subject to change during the event.  There is no guarantee that the roads will re-open exactly at the times specified, however Liverpool City Council and Wirral Council will endeavour to re-open as many roads as possible when it is safe to do so in order to minimise the disruption to residents, businesses and road users.

The full list of road closures will be announced soon.

How long will roads be closed for?

We will try our best to maintain access and re-open roads as quickly as possible.  However, this will be dependent upon the numbers of people viewing the event as safety will always be our priority. Whilst the giants rest during the day, roads will remain closed for considerably longer.

Will there be a signed diversion?

With the major closures there will be signed diversions on both sides of the water. There will be no signed diversions when roads are closed as the ‘Giants’ move along the route.

Will there be access for the emergency blue light service?

There will be emergency access for all blue light services along all routes at all times.

What do I do if I need access for visitors or deliveries?

Unfortunately if it is not an emergency, access will not be permitted whilst the event is in in your area. There may be some disruption or restriction to your usual means of access and egress to your premises.  We will try our best to maintain access and re-open roads as quickly as possible. Plan early to arrange for deliveries on another day and ensure that visitors arrive in time before road closures go in.

Businesses and residents directly affected by the road closures will be contacted by letter prior to the event. If you have a specific query please email [email protected]


Travel by Bus

Travel by Bus

Liverpool is a well connected network, thanks to Merseytravel, with regular Arriva services running throughout the day. There are many routes around the city which can take you to the heart of the celebrations.

There are two main bus terminals and travel centres can be found in the city centre:

  • Liverpool ONE Bus Station
  • Queen Square Bus Station

All buses are fully accessible and there are a wide range of tickets available to suit all budgets thanks to Arriva.

Please be advised that due to road closures along the route, some services may be diverted or delayed. We recommend you leave plenty of time to travel by bus on both sides of the river Mersey to avoid disappointment.

Call 0151 330 1000 or go to for all the information you need, including where to catch your bus and the times.


Travel by Train

Lime Street Station is Liverpool’s mainline station with trains arriving from Manchester, London, Scotland and the rest of the UK.

If you are visiting the Giant Spectacular event in Liverpool then Moorfields, Liverpool Central and James Street stations are located within the city centre. New Brighton station will take you to the heart of the action for the Wirral.

Regular train services run to 67 stations across Merseyside and you can plan your journey and find the best value rail ticket on the Merseyrail Journey Planner or download the Merseyrail App. 


Travel by air

Travel by Air

Liverpool John Lennon Airport is around a 20-25 minute taxi journey to Liverpool City Centre and offers a wide range of international connections if you are flying into Liverpool.

When you arrive in Liverpool there is also a regular Arriva Bus service to and from the airport including the 86A and 80A which departs from Liverpool bus station every 20 minutes. Please be advised that this service may be diverted due to road closures.

More information on transport via Liverpool John Lennon Airport can be found here.


Travel by bike

Travel by Bike

There are plenty of dedicated cycle lanes and cycle parking in and around the city centre. The Liverpool Cycle Map is a helpful guide and is available for you to view here.

Liverpool also benefits from a Citybike Cycle Scheme, where you can hire a bike during your visit. For a small charge of £3 per day, what better way to explore the city! Click here to find out more.


Travel by Taxi

There are a number of taxi services in Liverpool and Wirral which you can use to attend the Giant Spectacular event including our popular Black Cabs. Please be aware that due to road closures, you may have to be dropped off further away from your destination. Services may also be busy so please leave plenty of time for your journey.


Travel by Coach

National Express coach station is conveniently located in the heart of Liverpool City Centre at Liverpool ONE and with regular coach services in and out of the city you can relax on the journey and arrive refreshed. For more information please visit the National Express website for coach times.


Travel by Car

There are a number of parking facilities available in both Liverpool and Wirral which include accessible parking and some include access to electronic charging stations. We strongly advise that you use public transport to attend the Giant Spectacular event as there will be long waiting times as car park entry and exits will be closed for lengthy time periods due to the event. This will mean that you may be waiting for access to enter / leave some parking places until they are re-opened and road access is granted.

Liverpool City Council Car Parking

  • There are a number of City Council parking facilities across Liverpool which will be available during the event. All car parks and on-street parking (that will be available, not including closed and parking due to the event) can be paid for using your mobile phone.
  • Motorcycle parking is available free of charge in designated motorcycle parking bays in city centre locations, providing they have not been closed due to the event.
  • Blue badge holders can park in any on street parking bays and most car parks free of charge – providing the spaces are available due to the event.

More information on City Council parking, including Blue Badge parking, can be found on the website.


There are six Q-Park facilities in Liverpool with city centre offering accessible parking parking and electronic charging points.  Season tickets and discounts for extended stays are available. The Q-Park Rewards App also offers free parking on every 6th visit. Please visit the Q-Park website for details on prices and a map of the parking facilities in the city.


Got an unused violin or piano? The @GiantSpectacle want to hear from you


  • Mayor
  • royal de luxe
  • nantes
  • culture
  • Liverpool City region
  • arts council
  • mayoral 100 club
  • wirral
  • liverpool 2018
  • culture liverpool