Summer Sizzler offers - for a limited period

A reduced fare on Weekly Saver tickets and a new family day ticket during the summer months.

Weekly Saver offer - from Sunday 28th June 2015

The cost of an adult Weekly Saver ticket has been reduced to only £15.
The child Weekly Saver is reduced to only £10.
See here for full details of our Weekly Saver Ticket prices.

Family Saver offer - from Saturday 18th July 2015

Our new Family Saver ticket is ideal for school holiday day trips.
The ticket will allow two adults and two children a whole day's travel on all our services. Great for visits to Liverpool, Warrington and St Helens.
See here for full details of our Family Saver Ticket prices

All our Saver tickets can be bought on the bus from the driver. They are valid on all our buses, wherever they go!

Fare DealFare Deal for Young People in Merseyside

From Sunday 19th July 2015, in line with other operators in the Merseyside area, we are happy to announce that a major change will apply to fares for young people on bus services in Merseyside. From the above date, reduced fares will be available to all young people up to and including the age of 18.

At the same time in the Liverpool area there will be a reduction in the flat fare for young people from two-thirds to half fare, i.e. from £1.40 to £1.10. This will bring the fare in line with all our other child single fares which remain at half the adult fare.

Furthermore, the Merseytravel My Ticket scheme will be valid up to 18 years of age and allow travel throughout the Merseyside region. See here for more details of the My Ticket offer.

We recognise that parents and young people find it hard to afford the cost of travel to schools and colleges and for social and leisure purposes. It is hoped that these offers will make bus services in the Merseyside area a more attractive and viable option for young people.

  quality PartnershipService 17 Quality Partnership

Halton Transport has entered into a new Quality Partnership on the 29th of March 2015. This is on service 17 between Widnes and St Helens. The Partnership includes Arriva and Merseytravel as well as Halton Borough Council.

The route from Widnes to St Helens is now operated jointly by Halton Transport and Arriva, Monday to Saturday daytime. The evening and Sunday service continues to be provided by HTL on behalf of Merseytravel.

Halton Transport Day and Weekly Saver tickets are, from the above date, valid on all journeys on services 17 and 17B whatever the operator.

Holders of our popular value-for-money tickets can now benefit from the extra availability on the evening and Sunday authority-supported journeys.

All the recent improvements to our services can be seen in the timetables linked to our Service News page.


All our current timetables can be downloaded from the site. Our current times are linked on this page which has been simplified and broken down for clarity. From now on our many school and college route times will be on separate pages from our main services.

Any recently published or future timetables will be found in the Service News page.

There has been a major service revision Sunday 29th of March. The new times and details of all the changes can be seen by following this link.

Once again there is to be some expansion to our network with extra journeys on services 2, 14A, 27 and 62, increased frequency on service 61 between Widnes and Huyton with the creation of service 61A and a new departure with a new Quality Partnership on service 17 to St Helens. Find out more here.

TicketsSaver Tickets

Our single fares are very good value compared with other major operators in the region.

In addition to this we offer a range of daily and weekly tickets which can be bought from the driver on all our services.

Our Saver tickets represent excellent value for money being valid on all our services at all times and, from 29th of March 2015, also on Arriva and HTL buses on services 17 and 17B to St Helens.

Adult tickets are

£3.80 daily or £16 £15* weekly

Child tickets are

£2.20 daily and £11.50 £10* weekly

* Summer Sizzler offer from 28th June 2015 for a limited period


Our services now extend from Runcorn and Widnes to Liverpool, Huyton, St Helens and Warrington. Our Day and Weekly Saver Tickets are valid on all our services at all times offering the best value for travellers both within Halton and far beyond. Download our latest map to see how far you can go.

Get AboutGet About with Us

In recent times Halton has been experimenting using smaller buses to get closer to where you want to go.

We have been operating an improved service 26/26A to Cronton for over a year now with great success. We have also operated the 200 service linking Runcorn station and old town with the New Town employment areas. Did you know that, as well as serving Whitehouse, Daresbury Park, Sci-Tech and Manor Park, the 200 provides a super-fast link every 30 minutes all day between Murdishaw and Runcorn Old Town via Runcorn East, Windmill Hill and Astmoor? Look out for the little black buses and save yourself some time! You can use our Best Value Saver Tickets on this bus and save money. Download the times here.

JobsWork for Us

Because of our recent expansion and future plans we are looking for experienced drivers.

Applicants must have full PCV driving licence and CPC card. Uniform and benefits are provided and pay is £9.28 per hour.

Contact details are alongside this announcement should you require any further information about working with us.

An application form can be downloaded here. It should then be filled in by hand, signed and sent to us at the address shown on this page.

ContactContact Us

We appreciate your feedback. Please tell us whether you are happy (or not) with the services we operate. As a company owned by the Local Authority we aim to provide the best service we can all around the borough of Halton and beyond, always subject to the overriding need to operate a network which is commercially viable. Your comments can help us to gauge changing needs and to adapt.

Halton Borough Transport Ltd, Moor Lane, Widnes WA8 7AF .

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Telephone 0151 423 3333