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.

Bus Routes & Timetables

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

Please note the return stops will be approximately 10 minutes earlier each Friday due to the earlier finish of the school day.

Route 16 – Warrington & Widnes Express
LocationPick Up TimeDrop Off Timewhat3words Location
Westbrook Crescent/Asda07:2017:19define.stack.unity
Twenty Acre Road/Tasmin Close07:2117:17likely.turns.given
Twenty Acre Road/Ellesworth Close07:2217:16tinsel.eagle.richer
Boston Boulevard/Denver Drive07:2317:14stands.brass.areas
Sunset Boulevard07:2517:12skins.oven.edge
Tankersley Grove07:2817:10never.snacks.cost
Butchers Arms07:3517:05during.hotels.frame
Griffin Pub07:4017:00crackling.worm.horns
Lunts Heath Road07:5016:55ribcage.pickles.scanning
Cronton Sixth Form College07:5516:53starred.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 18 – Woolton & South Liverpool
LocationPick Up TimesDrop Off Timeswhat3words Location
Hunt’s Cross07:1517:30clotting.decades.youths
The Elephant Pub07:2517:20fear.fame.locals
St Francis Xavier07:2917:16brand.commented.piano
Woolton Road/Gypsey Lane07:3017:15assume.just.rises
Woolton Road/Childwall CofE07:3217:13cases.fault.answer
Menlove Avenue/Harthill Road07:3517:10famed.piles.policy
TA Centre, Mather Avenue07:3817:07points.gravy.frost
Stop 2, Mather Avenue 07:3917:06faster.globe.share
Stop 3, Mather Avenue07:4017:05ages.sunset.arrow
Stop 4, Mather Avenue07:4217:03doctor.bucket.dinner
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

Please note the return stops will be approximately 10 minutes earlier each Friday due to the earlier finish of the school day.

Other School Bus Information

Bus Route Costs
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
School Bus Policy
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