All of today’s towers are accessible via Liverpool’s excellent public transport system, run by Merseytravel (https://www.merseytravel.gov.uk/), or on foot. Details of which buses to use (and trains, where available) are listed against each tower.
If you choose to travel by bus only, anyone aged 18 or under can buy a “My Ticket” for £2.20 which will allow you to travel on any bus you might need all day – simply ask the bus driver for “MyTicket”. Don’t lose your ticket! For more information, see: https://www.merseytravel.gov.uk/Tickets/Pages/My-Ticket.aspx
If you want to use the local trains too, the ticket that young people need is called a “Saveaway” which costs £2.40 for a whole day of bus and train travel. You need to buy it for “Area C”. More details at:
The “Saveaway” ticket is also available for adults at a cost of £4.10. They can be bought at any PayPoint store, at Merseytravel Centres (there’s one at James Street bus station close to Pier Head) and all main Merseyrail Stations. Note that these tickets are sold on “Walrus” cards (which are the like London’s Oyster cards) and you’ll be charged an additional £1 for the card.
There is on-street parking at all of the outlying towers, including the contest tower. The Cathedral has its own pay car park – drive up to the barrier and take a ticket. For Pier Head, there are a number of public car parks nearby; try NCP Rumford St (L2 8SZ) or the Capital Building, Fazakerley St (L3 9DL).