by Train

For impartial information on train times and stations, please visit or ring Traveline on 0151 236 7676. Regular, inexpensive bus services operate between Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) and a number of local Rail Stations, including Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool Lime Street.

Liverpool South Parkway

Liverpool South Parkway is the closest rail station to Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA), and is located approximately 2 miles from the airport.

Travel between Liverpool South Parkway and LJLA (bus link)

Regular buses operate between Liverpool South Parkway and LJLA, including the 80A and the 86A. Click here for more information about bus services.

Public Transport Information and Journey Planner

Plan your journey by public transport using the online Merseytravel Journey Planner. Here you can quickly establish the best route to get to and from Liverpool John Lennon Airport via train, bus or ferry. It’s also available for download as an app from Apple App Store or Google Play, so you can keep informed on the go. Or you can call Traveline on 0151 236 7676 for travel advice, 7am – 8pm Monday – Friday and 8am – 8pm Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.

Rail Services to/from Liverpool South Parkway:

Destination / Origin Operates Operator
Liverpool Lime Street Up to 6 trains per hour
Liverpool Central / Moorfields Up to 4 trains per hour Merseyrail
Southport, inc. stops at Liverpool Central, Bootle, Formby Up to 4 trains per hour Merseyrail
Manchester Oxford Road Up to 3 trains per hour Northern Rail
Birmingham New Street, inc. stops at Runcorn, Crewe, Stafford Up to 2 trains per hour London Midland
Nottingham, inc. stops atManchester (Oxford Road & Piccadilly), Stockport, Sheffield hourly trains to and from Nottingham, with many services then carrying on to Norwich train station. East Midlands Trains
Yorkshire, Scarborough, York, Leeds, Huddersfield, Manchester Every hour TransPennine Express
Blackpool North, Preston, Wigan, St Helens, Liverpool South Parkway Up to every hour, Monday – Saturday Northern Rail

Liverpool Lime Street Station

Located approximately 7 miles from Liverpool John Lennon Airport, rail services from Liverpool Lime Street connect the city of Liverpool to the UK’s main rail network.

Travel between LJLA and Liverpool Lime Street

Regular buses operate from LJLA to Liverpool Lime Street, including the Arriva Route 500. You can also reach Lime Street by taxi or rail (via Liverpool South Parkway). Click here for more information about connecting by bus.

Hunts Cross Station – Liverpool John Lennon Airport (Bus Link)

Arriva bus services 89 and 81A link Hunts Cross Rail station with Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

Liverpool Central – Hunts Cross (Merseyrail train service)

23. The Merseyrail Hunts Cross train also serves Liverpool Central train station – located in the heart of the city centre. This service runs from Southport to Hunts Cross and incorporates Liverpool Central, Brunswick, St Michaels, Aigburth, Cressington, Liverpool South Parkway and Hunts Cross. Trains leave Liverpool Central at 14, 29, 44 and 59 minutes past the hour. Alight at Liverpool South Parkway or Hunts Cross for bus services to Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

TransPennine Express

First TransPennine Express operate reliable and great value inter-city train services on three main routes across the North of England and Scotland linking some of the top cities such as Scarborough, York, Leeds and Manchester to Liverpool South Parkway station.

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Destinations served by TransPennine Express include Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Darlington, Northallerton, Thirsk, York, Malton, Scarborough, Hull, Selby, Leeds, Huddersfield, Cleethorpes, Grimsby, Scunthorpe, Meadowhall, Doncaster, Sheffield, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Carlisle, Barrow in Furness, Blackpool, Lancaster, Preston, Bolton, Manchester, Manchester Airport, Warrington, Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool.