12 Reasons to travel with Arriva this Christmas

Late night shopping, office parties, trips to see Santa, you can do it all as Arriva gets you there this Christmas.

Why not jump on an Arriva bus to get from A to ‘He’s Been’ and beyond this Christmas! With free wifi, mobile phone charging points and plenty of room for all your Christmas shopping, there’s a warm welcome and an affordable journey waiting for you.

ArrivaClick services are also being extended, so you can travel in style and comfort across South Liverpool this winter. Read on for more info. Whatever is on your wish list, from ice-skating to winter markets, present buying to grotto visits, Arriva will get you there and take you home, this Christmas.

Here’s 12 reasons to travel with Arriva this Christmas…

1 – Travel Morning, Noon & Night

With services running early til late, you can enjoy late night shopping safe in the knowledge you can still get home on the bus after dark.

2 – ‘Appy Christmas!

Download the Arriva App to plan your festive errands and buy your bus tickets in advance. Check bus times, live map, journey planner and more.

3 – Winter Days Out

There’s loads of fab days out to be had this Winter in and around Liverpool. Plan your journey and check out these winter destinations;

Liverpool Christmas Markets are open at St George’s Hall now until 24th December and offer more than 40 stalls serving gifts, hot food, sweet treats and plenty of mulled wine, there’s also a fairground for the kids.

Liverpool Christmas Ice Festival is back at Pier Head with an ice rink, thrill rides and a stalls to explore.

Why not take a visit to Southport with independent shops and High Street favourites for that unique Christmas gift or why not visit the open-air skating rink for lots of fun, you can even get discount entry on production of your Arriva Day Ticket – for further details click here.

Christmas Market St Georges Hall.
Images by Gareth Jones

Opening on Friday 7th December and running through until Saturday 5th January*, skating is from as little as £4.50* in off-peak times. Skates are included and skating aids for the smallest of your family so they can grow their confidence on the ice.

Panto fun returns to New Brighton this Winter at the Floral Pavilion Theatre. You can see Corrie’s Bill Ward and PC Plum actor, Andrew Agnew in Aladdin now, until 6th January 2019. Click here for our full Merseyside region panto round up.

4 – Ditch The Car, Parking & Congestion

Leave the car at home and enjoy some festive spirit with friends and family, safe in the knowledge you can head home on a lovely warm, clean Arriva bus!

5 – ArrivaClick

If you didn’t already know, ArrivaClick has arrived in Liverpool, covering the city centre and South Liverpool.

This service doesn’t follow the fixed routes of regular buses, but picks you up and drops you off at the locations you choose; using comfortable, air-conditioned, wheelchair accessible minibuses. You access ArrivaClick through an easy to use app which sends a vehicle to you when and where you need it.

From 3rd December ArrivaClick services are being extended to Monday – Saturday 6am – midnight, Sundays 6am – 10pm. Click here find out more here.

6 – ArrivaClick Top Christmas Destinations

There’s a huge array of Christmas destinations to travel to with ArrivaClick this Winter. From New Mersey Retail Park for shopping, cinema and dining to Victorian Festive Adventures at Speke Hall and a full programme of events at Palm House Sefton Park. Download the app and plan your day out with ArrivaClick.

7 – Ticket to Ride

There will also be an additional Mticket offer running from the 19th to the 31st December giving 10% off 4 weekly tickets (using relevant promo-code). So download the app and save on visiting the family and last minute shopping over Christmas.

8 – Shop Til You Drop

Let Arriva take you home along with all your Christmas shopping! New Mersey Retail Park, Liverpool Shopping Park, Aintree Shopping Park, Cheshire Oaks, The Croft are all accessible with Arriva, helping to make Christmas shopping a doddle.

9 – Family Fun for Less

Did you know Arriva family tickets are just £12, this enables a family of up to 5 people (with a maximum of 2 adults). There’s Christmas films, grotto’s and magical experiences such as Story Time with Santa and Luna Cinema at St George’s Hall. Click here for our full round up and treat the kids to a day out.

10 – The All Important Dates

For Arriva services operating over the Christmas period head to www.arrivabus.co.uk/christmas-merseyside

11 – Spot An Arriva Angel & Win

The Arriva Angels will be out and about across Merseyside throughout early December, jumping on/off services giving out Christmas stockings with Arriva Christmas goodies inside!

12 – Christmas Giveaways with The Guide Liverpool

We’re truly in the festive spirit here at The Guide Liverpool and we’ve teamed up with Arriva to treat you! Look out for The Guide Liverpool team as we head out for
The 12 Days of Give-aways with Arriva, follow us on social media @TheGuideLpool for details.


To find out more about Christmas services from Arriva North West, head to www.arrivabus.co.uk or click here or follow @arrivanorthwest on social media for regular updates.

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