Bus Timetables

Merchant Taylors’ offers a comprehensive service of buses and coaches each morning and afternoon from a wide catchment area ranging from Warrington, Widnes, Wigan and South Liverpool up to Parbold, Ormskirk, Formby and Southport.

This service is operated by the school in partnership with a local, well-respected travel company and is available for the use of all our students, aged 4-18. We are always happy to consider running new routes if there is sufficient demand from a particular location.

All drivers are DBS approved and wherever possible remain the dedicated driver on a given route. We continually review travel times and pick up locations to ensure we are providing the best possible service.

School Bus Timetable

Route 1 – Aintree
LocationPick Up TimeDrop Off TimeWhat3words Location
Bewley Drive (Kirkby/Bracknell Ave)07:5016:55forms.verse.soils
Valley Road07:5516:50jets.trades.form
Wango Lane (before bridges)07:5716:48badge.prom.output
Blue Anchor Pub08:0016:45guides.rarely.rubble
Aintree Lane08:0216:43plan.cubs.bridge
Aintree Station08:1016:35visits.shelf.cakes
Bridal Road/Netherton Way08:1316:32sleep.notes.topic
Netherton Pub08:1516:30boots.unity.seated
Dunningsbridge (2 bus shelters)08:2016:25slap.debate.cans

Route 2 – Aughton
LocationPick Up TimeDrop Off TimeWhat3Words Location
New Street Motors07:2517:00splat.ferrying.crucially
Cottage Lane07:3516:55useful.lamp.solved
Ormskirk Bus Station07:4016:50tame.props.makes
St Anne’s Church07:4516:45duck.belong.nasal
Prescot Road/Rose Place07:4816:42select.label.sizes
Doctor’s Bridge07:5016:40match.topic.empire
Town Green School07:5216:38vibrates.amused.lunch
Institute Car Park07:5516:35shirt.choice.varieties
Bold Lane Post Box07:5716:43agency.revamped.crowds
1st Stop After Robins Island08:0016:30elects.spurned.monorail

Route 3 – Aughton Mini-Bus
LocationPick Up TimeDrop Off TimeWhat3Words Location
Summerwood Lane07:2316:27decorated.cemented.cities
Eco Houses07:2516:25sums.budgeted.outreach
Cottage Lane07:3516:10boxing.occurs.scout
St Anne’s Church07:3816:05buyers.spicy.unwanted
Doctor’s Bridge07:4016:03match.topic.empire
Town Green School07:4216:01trend.model.scarf
Institute Car Park07:4515:59shirt.choice.varieties
Miller and Carter07:5015:55stews.commended.acrobatic

Route 4 – Formby, Ainsdale & Birkdale
LocationPick Up TimeDrop Off TimeWhat3Words Location
The Crown07:4016:46shameless.lizards.cropping
643 Liverpool Road07:4516:41delusions.fact.departure
Deansgate Lane07:5016:36edge.soccer.placed
The Grapes Hotel07:5316:33eagles.broker.alarm
Toby Carvery Formby07:5616:30choice.slower.calls
The Royal Hotel07:5816:28added.first.shades

Route 5 – Billinge, Rainford & Bickerstaffe
LocationPick Up TimeDrop Off Timewhat3words Location
Outside Spar, Main Street07:2516:15heightens.minute.typically
St Mary’s Avenue07:2716:15atoms.manuals.earplugs
Higher Lane07:3516:05flood.body.inspector
Muncaster Drive07:3816:05valve.harsh.truck
Bottle & Glass Pub, St Helens Road07:4516:00claims.blackouts.stubbed
Starbucks, Bickerstaffe07:5015:50market.slime.online

Route 6 – West Derby
LocationPick Up TimeDrop Off Timewhat3words Location
Almonds Green (Near Almonds Grove)07:3216:51bills.undulation.toys
West Derby Village (Opposite Sefton Arms Pub)07:3316:50income.scan.points
Eaton Road/Norris Green Road07:3516:46rainy.notes.sweat
Central Drive07:3616:43traded.weep.hiking
Central Drive/South Drive07:3816:40leaps.agreed.rear
North Drive just before junction at Eaton Road07:4516:38class.life.ended
McDonalds, Liverpool Road07:5016:36trim.visual.tanks
Stockbridge Lane/Waterpark Drive07:5516:35hung.proper.secure

Route 9 – Parbold
LocationPick Up TimeDrop Off Timewhat3words Location
Crow Orchard Road/Mossey Lea Road07:1517:10overpower.allowable.extension
Parbold, Top Of The Common07:2517:00compress.smirks.enigma
Parbold, Martin McColl’s07:2716:54vowing.goose.wobbling
Newburgh, Tears Lane07:2916:51moth.lifted.stance
Lathom, Briar’s Hall07:3116:48ranges.dealings.employers
War Memorial, Burscough07:3516:44boasted.nerd.abruptly
Burscough A59 (Liverpool Road South)07:3616:43populate.ample.bulk
County Road Shops07:4116:40trail.topic.chart
Ormskirk, Holborn Hill07:4716:33sting.toys.bared
Aughton, Royal Oak07:5016:30worked.heads.butter
Liverpool Road near Moss Lanes Junction, Robin Island07:5616:29speedily.flows.tingled
Petrol Station, Oakhill Drive Junction07:5816:28rave.resonated.half
Parade of shops at corner of Coronation Road08:0016:27recall.surfacing.edits
Junction of Liverpool Road North/Green Lane08:0216:26await.houseboat.voters
Sefton Lane/Maghull08:0516:25angers.bulldozer.point

Route 11 – Rufford & Southport (Senior Girls)
LocationPick Up TimeDrop Off Timewhat3words Location
Hesketh Arms, Rufford07:2517:10spun.drainage.scrub
Leigh Arms, Mere Brow07:3517:05unloading.pasta.varieties
The Plough Roundabout07:4017:00caged.august.print
Cambridge Road (Bus Stop Opposite Cockle Dicks Lane)07:4316:57bring.vines.vibe
Cambridge Road (Bus Stop Near Allerton Road)07:4416:56cubes.rises.slowly
Hesketh Park (Bus Stop Albert Road/Park Crescent)07:4516:55linen.forms.looks
Albert Road (Bus Stop by Imperial Pub)07:4816:52jams.apply.winks
Lord Street (Bus Stop Near Union Street)07:5016:50doing.shovels.blitz
Lord Street West07:5416:46misty.custom.smoke
Waterloo Road (After Grosvenor Road)07:5816:42twin.axed.funds
One Stop Shop (Liverpool Road)08:1016:30hammocks.partly.intro

Route 12 – Rainhill, Prescot & Knowsley
LocationPick Up TimesDrop Off Timeswhat3words Location
Rainhill, Norlands Lane Lay-By07:3516:50admits.shuttled.armed
Rainhill High School07:4116:45prone.boss.twin
Rainhill St James’ Church07:4516:45event.pumps.tubes
Warrington Rd / Kendal Drive nr Shell Garage07:4816:37worth.miles.having
Whiston Hospital07:5016:35issued.votes.cheer
Warrington Road/Dragon Lane07:5016:35copies.chins.list
Prescot, Liverpool Road (half way down the hill)07:5516:35caring.unity.laser
Knowsley Village, Derby Arms08:0016:30plates.stump.cooks

Route 14 – Southport & Birkdale
LocationPick Up TimesDrop Off Timeswhat3words Location
Otterstye View07:2517:10addicted.bench.perch
Kew Island07:3017:05tools.calm.prove
Hesketh Drive/Coudray Road07:3816:57boots.gain.vest
Hesketh Drive/Argyle Road07:4016:55alien.vouch.spit
Lord Street07:4516:50flip.cases.galaxy
Lord Street West (by the church)07:4716:48slave.jacket.bolts
Selworthy Road07:5016:45friend.fever.gifts
Dunbar Crescent07:5516:40thrashed.midwinter.shoebox
643 Liverpool Road08:0016:35mulled.selling.boards

Route 15 – Southport & Formby (Infants & Juniors with Chaperone)
LocationPick Up TimesDrop Off Timeswhat3words Location
Argyle Road/Hesketh Road07:2516:36pills.ruled.hungry
Lord Street East07:3516:21doing.shovels.blitz
Lord Street West07:3516:21rental.leader.horn
Gainsborough Road/Waterloo Junction07:4016:17toxic.tribal.refuse
Selworthy Road/Waterloo Junction07:4016:17tilt.improving.owls
Dunbar Road/Waterloo Junction07:4516:13thrashed.midwinter.shoebox
643 Liverpool Road07:5016:07mulled.selling.boards
The Grapes Hotel, Formby08:0016:00eagles.broker.alarm

Route 16 – Warrington & Widnes Express
LocationPick Up TimeDrop Off Timewhat3words Location
Westbrook Crescent/Asda07:1517:19define.stack.unity
Twenty Acre Road/Tasmin Close07:1617:17likely.turns.given
Twenty Acre Road/Ellesworth Close07:1717:16tinsel.eagle.richer
Boston Boulevard/Denver Drive07:1817:14stands.brass.areas
Santa Rosa Boulevard 07:2017:12agent.royal.outer
Liverpool Road (A57)07:2317:10vocal.frog.useful
Butchers Arms07:3017:05during.hotels.frame
Griffin Pub07:3517:00crackling.worm.horns
Lunts Heath Road07:4516:55ribcage.pickles.scanning
Cronton Sixth Form College07:5016:53starred.dabble.motorist

Route 17 – Wigan, Orrell & Skelmersdale
LocationPick Up TimesDrop Off Timeswhat3words Location
Running Horses Public House07:2217:27bearings.sheds.animator
Labour Club (Upholland)07:3217:14starter.trades.parkland
Toby Roundabout07:3817:07galaxy.conned.armrests
Sports Field Lay-By07:4317:01talents.cobbles.treatment
Starbucks M58/Southport Road Roundabout07:4716:58ritual.souk.flops
Fox House Lane07:5816:47earmarked.imperious.folks
Maghull Square08:0316:43funds.rooks.series
Meadows08:0616:33units.potential.flatten

Route 18a – Woolton & South Liverpool
LocationPick Up TimesDrop Off Timeswhat3words Location
Hunt’s Cross07:1516:50clotting.decades.youths
The Elephant Pub/Woolton Village07:2016:55fear.fame.locals
Acrefield Road/Woolton mount07:2216:57button.statue.loser
Woolton Road/Gypsey Lane07:3217:08assume.just.rises
Woolton Road/Childwall CofE07:3417:09cases.fault.answer
Menlove Avenue/Harthill Road/Green Lane07:3617:13famed.piles.policy
TA Centre, Mather Avenue/Tesco07:3917:15points.gravy.frost
Stop 2, Mather Avenue/Ballantrae Road07:4117:17faster.globe.share
Stop 3, Mather Avenue/Heath Road07:4417:19ages.sunset.arrow

Route 18b – Woolton & South Liverpool
LocationPick Up TimesDrop Off Timeswhat3words Location
BP Aigburth Road07:4616:59piles.vest.tune
St Margaret’s CE07:5116:54space.feeds.affair
Top of Jericho Lane07:5216:53clash.move.quiet
Bus stop at junction of Riverside Road/Bempton Gardens07:5416:51chose.fades.enhancement
Stonehouse07:5816:47taken.cafe.drape
HMS Eaglet08:0116:44stick.pushy.bikes
Sefton Street/Perry Street08:0516:40dish.legs.famous
Kings Dock08:0816:37tend.accent.wasp
Costco08:1216:33script.direct.allows

Route 19 – Woolton & South Liverpool (Infants & Juniors Mini-Bus)
LocationPick Up TimesDrop Off Timeswhat3words Location
Church Road/Woolton Hill Road Junction07:2016:55pays.flown.gained
Woolton Road/Cromptons Lane07:2516:50cases.fault.answer
Menlove Avenue07:2816:45drops.stocks.live
TA Centre, Mather Avenue07:3016:40points.gravy.frost
Heath Road07:3416:37sticky.stow.intent
Aldi07:4016:35comic.hits.deaf
St Margarets07:4516:30index.saving.puddles
Fullwood Medical Centre, Jericho Lane07:4716:25laptop.steer.rental
Bus Stop Riverside Road/Bempton Rd Junction07:5016:20chose.fades.enhancement
Royal Marines Naval Base07:5516:15dirt.tilt.proud
Kings Dock / Albert Dock, The Strand08:0016:12string.human.counts
The Hilton Hotel, Strand Street08:0316:05shop.target.aside

Other School Bus Information

Bus Route Costs 2022
RouteFee Per Term
Route 1 – Aintree£242.00
Route 1 – Aintree (One Way)£121.00
Route 2 – Aughton£331.00
Route 2 – Aughton (One Way)£210.00
Route 3 – Aughton Mini-Bus£404.00
Route 4 – Formby/Ainsdale/Birkdale£315.00
Route 4 – Formby/Ainsdale/Birkdale (One Way)£158.00
Route 5 – Billinge Mini-Bus£404.00
Route 5 – Billinge Mini-Bus£205.00
Route 6 – West Derby£404.00
Route 8 – Maghull (Wigan)£357.00
Route 9 – Parbold£357.00
Route 9 – Parbold (One Way)£179.00
Route 11 – Rufford/Southport£336.00
Route 11 – Rufford/Southport (One Way)£168.00
Route 12 – Rainhill/Prescot £404.00
Route 12 – Rainhill/Prescot (One Way)£200.00
Route 14 – Southport Mixed£336.00
Route 14 – Southport Mixed (One Way)£168.00
Route 15 – Southport Junior £357.00
Route 15 – Southport Junior (One Way)£189.00
Route 16 – Warrington/Widnes£404.00
Route 16 – Warrington/Widnes (One Way)£210.00
Route 17 – Wigan£357.00
Route 17 – Wigan (One Way)£179.00
Route 18 – Woolton & South Liverpool£404.00
Route 18 – Woolton & South Liverpool (One Way)£210.00
Route 19 – Woolton & South Liverpool (Junior)£404.00
Route 19 – Woolton & South Liverpool (Junior) (One Way)£210.00
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