The Hive

The Hive, a major new leisure park located on Widnes Waterfront, south Widnes is served by an excellent network of public transport links. Situated just 20 Minutes from Liverpool, 30 Minutes from Manchester and 20 Minutes from Chester it is easily accessed from junction 12, M56 and junction 7, M62. The town is served by good bus services and road links with the surrounding towns via the two main roads, the A577 linking Widnes to Runcorn and the south and the A562 linking Liverpool to the west and Warrington in the east.

The Hive, Earle Road, Widnes WA8 0TA


The Hive has a 600 space free car park.



Cycling and Walking

The Hive is 5 minutes from the National Cycle Network the Trans Pennine Trail route NCN 62.  For further information please click on links below

By road

Once in Widnes follow the signs for Widnes South and the Catalyst Museum; and look out for the brown signs for The Hive.  Sat Nav Postcode: WA8 0TA 

From South Liverpool Take Speke Road (A562) and follow signs for Widnes (A562). Continue following brown directional signs to the Hive.

From the M62 Take Junction 7 and then A568 dual carriageway towards Widnes following brown directional signs to The Hive.

From Warrington

Pick up A562 (Sankey/Penketh) (from A57) signposted Widnes

Or take the M62, exit junction 7 and then A568 dual carriageway towards Widnes following brown directional signs to The Hive.

By train

The nearest railway station is Widnes Station which is 1.6 miles from The Hive. Accessible direct from Liverpool and Manchester, plus Stockport, Sheffield, Nottingham and Norwich.

Runcorn train station provides a frequent service to London Euston, Liverpool Lime Street and Birmingham.

For public transport enquiries please contact The Neighbourhood Travel Team 0800 19 53 173 or visit

By bus

Halton Transport and Arriva, operate bus services from all over the Northwest into Widnes town centre.

No. 8 Bus route serves the Widnes Waterfront, including The Hive.

Other options are the 12A, 14A, 26 and 26A. Click here for the latest timetable information

For help and advice The Neighbourhood Travel Team (NTT) will support you to plan your journey, contact them on Phone: 0800 1953 173, email:


Traveline also provides information and plans journeys by public transport.

Two new services are also available which provide ‘real time’ information to your mobile phone:

Traveline Text. Every bus stop in Halton has information with a text code.  If you text that code to 84268 you will receive a text back with details of the next buses leaving that stop.

Nextbuses provides a website that can be accessed via your mobile phone which includes maps of your nearest bus stops and bus times.