Liverpool John Lennon Airport - LPL

Liverpool, United Kingdom (GB)

Getting into Liverpool

Bus is best


The main buses from Liverpool Airport to Liverpool City Centre are the Arriva 500, 80A and 86A. The Airlink 500 Bus is fast, express service with free Wifi and comfortable e-leather seating.  The 86A local bus service is operating 24 hours a day. The buses will take you to the Liverpool South Parkway from where you can take different trains to the city. Total journey time from the airport to the city centre, is approximately 40 minutes. 

Cost: GBP 4.80
Buying tickets: SPAR shop/Information Desk in the arrivals also on-board
Operating hours: 04:57-23:02 daily
Location: Outside the main terminal, transportation area, Liverpool ONE bus station


Liverpool South Parkway is approximately three miles away and is the closest rail station to the airport. From there, you can travel in the Merseyside area and to many destinations in England. Take the Arriva Bus 500 directly to Liverpool South Parkway to get your connection to the rail network. 'Add on' tickets are available to Liverpool John Lennon Airport from anywhere on the rail network via Liverpool South Parkway and the 500 and 86A bus services.


Most public 'Hackney' cabs accept both cash and credit cards - look for the 'Chip, PIN & Go' signs on the outside of the car. Travel time is around 20 minutes. You can also pre-book a cab. 

Cost: approximately GBP 15
Location: Taxi rank directly outside the main entrance to the airport

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Getting around the airport

Single terminal

Liverpool John Lennon Airport lies along the banks of the river Mersey, about 12km south-east of the city centre. It's a fairly small airport serving domestic, European and North African flights, and connecting flights to North America, Canada, and Asia. 

There's one terminal building built on two levels: Check-in on the ground floor and Departures on the first floor. Some of the airport shops include Boots the chemist, JD Sports, World Duty Free and a Liverpool souvenir shop. Some eating options include Subway, Starbucks, Frankie & Benny's and The Estuary.

Fun fact: According to the airport website, no matter where you are at the airport, you're never more than 10 minutes away from your gate.

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