Travel Connections

The Airport is well served by the motorway network. Dual carriageways connect the Airport directly with the M56 (Junction 12), M57 (Junction 1) and M62 (Junction 6) - View Map

Car Hire:
Please refer to the Airport Terminal Information page for the companies who have reservation desks and key-drop facilities at the airport.

A taxi rank is situated immediately outside the front door of the Arrivals area of the terminal building. There is an office inside the terminal building on Level 1 that will assist passengers with their onward travel arrangements using the black hackney vehicles. This is operated by Passenger Transport Solutions and their telephone number is 0151 907 1185.

Express Coaches:

Arriva "Airlink" Express Coach Service No: 500 (Airport to Liverpool City Centre and vice versa):

500 Express bus linking the airport with Liverpool city centre_Liverpool John Lennon Airport
The 500 Express Coach service to Liverpool city centre awaits departure from outside the terminal (MM)

An express coach service connecting the airport with the city centre, serving the main hotels, railway, coach and bus stations operates every 30 minutes. The stops are shown in the timetable and on the coach. The driver will advise passengers of their most suitable stop, if required. Euros are accepted. Pay the driver on entry or book online by selecting the National Express website from our Links page. Enter From: "Liverpool Airport" and To: "Liverpool" or vice versa, as appropriate, and the dates of travel. Then follow the instructions.

500 bus service operates a day time 30 min frequency from Liverpool Airport.

Journeys operate via the Estuary Commerce Park on Mondays to Fridays only until early evening. Further information can be obtained from Arriva Customer Services on 0844 800 44 11 or access their website from our Links page. An Arriva Travel Advisor is on duty most of the time and can be usually found outside at the bus stands or, if not, at the Arriva kiosk located near the Arrivals area inside the Terminal Building.

National Express
It is possible to link with a range of National Express services from Liverpool at Norton Street Coach Station using Arriva Express 500 Coach Service.
National Express Help Line.

Terravision Express Coach Link from the Airport to Manchester and vice versa:

This express coach service operates between the airport and Manchester Shudehill Interchange and vice versa. From the airport the first service is at 0800 and the last departing at 0540. From Manchester the first service is at 0330 and the last departure is at 2200. Journey time is approximately one hour and timings largely coincide with peak arrival and departure times of the major airlines. There are a total of 26 services operating each day. Euros are accepted. An intermediate stop will be made at Sackville Street (Manchester) in both directions. Further information and online booking can be obtained from their website which can be accessed from our Links page. A Terravision Travel Advisor is on duty most of the time and can be usually found outside at the bus stands or, if not, at one of the Terravision kiosks which are located near the Arrivals area and at the Check-in Hall inside the Terminal Building. Tickets can also be purchased from Terravision representatives in the Check-in Areas at some of the European airports serving Liverpool by Ryanair.

Bus and Rail Services: Merseytravel News Updates Visit this site for up to date information and travel alerts.

CLICK HERE for a map of Merseyrail and connecting networks that shows routes to the Airport via Liverpool South Parkway and the direct bus connection.

Liverpool South Parkway
The new Liverpool South Parkway rail interchange which opened on 11 June 2006 (Merseytravel)

Liverpool South Parkway_Liverpool John Lennon Airport
Liverpool South Parkway rail station is a convenient interchange for Liverpool John Lennon Airport with a fast and frequent bus connecting service (EQ)

  • Arriva routes that serve the airport:

    Arriva Airlink 500 : John Lennon Airport Liverpool City Centre
    Airport Liverpool City Centre.City Centre stops include London Road (closest stop for National Express connections) and Lime Street Station (for local, regional and mainline rail connections).

    Arriva Services 86A
    Airport Garston, Speke Rd - Liverpool South Parkway Penny Lane Paradise Street Interchange Liverpool City Centre.

    Arriva Service 80A
    Airport Liverpool South Parkway Penny Lane Paradise Street Interchange Liverpool City Centre

    Arriva Service 81A
    Airport Hunts Cross Rail station - Woolton Road, Gatacre Park Childwall Queens Drive Bootle

    Arriva Service 82A
    Runcorn Widnes, Green Oaks Airport Aigburth Vale- Liverpool City Centre

    Arriva Service 89
    Airport - Hunts Cross Rail Station Belle Vale Huyton Prescot St Helens.

    HLS Service 883 Joblink
    Airport Hunts Cross Halewood Netherley Belle Vale HuytonOperates Monday-Friday at 33 minutes past the hour.


    See the above bus information on connections between the airport and Liverpool South Parkway rail interchange.

    The interchange offers the following services:

    • Merseyrail Northern Line: Hunts Cross via the city centre to Southport every 15 minutes and every 30 minutes on Sundays. Operated by Merseyrail Electrics.

    • Merseyrail City line: Liverpool Lime Street to Warrington and Manchester Oxford Road every 30 minutes weekdays, hourly evenings and Sundays. Operated by Northern Rail.

    • Liverpool Lime Street to Birmingham New Street half-hourly on Monday to Saturday, calling at intermediate stations including Runcorn, Crewe, Stafford and Wolverhampton. Operated by London Midland Trains.

    • Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester, Sheffield, Nottingham, Peterborough and Norwich. An hourly service, some of which will require one or more changes at intermediate stops. Operated by East Midlands Trains.

    • Transpennine Express from Liverpool Lime Street calls at Liverpool South Parkway for services to Warrington, Manchester, Huddersfield, Leeds and York along with other stations in N E England. This is an hourly service in each direction.

    • This brings total of 10 per hour trains to Liverpool City Centre from Liverpool South Parkway (M-Sat, slightly less on Sundays).

    • Liverpool South Parkway to Blackpool hourly on Monday to Friday, calling at intermediate stations including Liverpool Lime Street, Huyton, St Helens, Wigan and Preston. Operated by Northern Rail.

    • The West Coast main line to London can be accessed from either Liverpool Lime Street or Runcorn.

    • If rail tickets are booked through to "Liverpool John Lennon Airport" or by specifying a "Plus Bus" ticket the fare will include the bus link to and from the airport. Rail tickets departing from Liverpool South Parkway can be bought at ticket machines close to the airport's Information Desk but this does not include the bus link.

    UK Travel Information:
    See our Links page for information about other UK airports, ferries, coach, bus and rail travel throughout the UK.

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