How our ticket zones work in the North West
We want to make sure that you get the best ticket deals available and we have a series of ticket zones where regular travellers can get discounted tickets.
A ‘Saver zone’ is the area in which you can use one of our money-saving Saver tickets. It might be the area in and around a town or a group of towns for example. You will be able to use your Saver ticket for any journeys wholly within that area. There will be bus stops designated as boundary points on bus routes that go beyond the zone and the Saver ticket won't be valid for journeys that go beyond those points.
So, for example, the Liverpool Saver Zone covers all of the Liverpool urban area. You can use Liverpool Saver tickets for any journeys on Liverpool city services like route 14 to Croxteth, routes 75, 76 and 78 to Halewood or route 500 to Liverpool John Lennon Airport.
But they’re also valid for use on out-of-town services as far as specified ‘boundary points’. This means, for example, that a Liverpool Saver ticket is valid for use on route 79c, the Liverpool – Runcorn bus, for any journeys in the section of route between the town centre and the Tarbock Green Road stop. You can see the various boundary points on maps of the Saver areas.
If your journey goes beyond the Liverpool Saver Zone boundary, check out the Merseyside Zone – this includes all of the Liverpool Zone, and also includes St Helens, Southport and the Wirral.
For people travelling further afield the North West Area covers the whole of the Arriva North West network – so that’s routes across Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and as far as places like Chester and Wrexham.
If you still haven’t found the ticket zone for you look at the North West and Wales area – this covers the whole of the Arriva North West and Arriva Buses Wales networks.