by Train

For impartial information on train times and stations, please visit or ring Traveline on 0871 200 22 33. Regular, inexpensive bus services operate between Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) and a number of local Railway Stations, including Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool Lime Street.

 Rail Route Map (North West)

Click here to download the Rail Route Map for the North West as a PDF.

 Liverpool South Parkway

Liverpool South Parkway is the main train station serving 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.

Rail Services to/from Liverpool South Parkway:

Destination / Origin Operates Operator
Liverpool Lime Street 5 trains per hour  
Liverpool Central / Moorfields 4 trains per hour Merseyrail
Southport, inc. stops at Liverpool Central, Bootle, Formby every 15 mins Mon-Sat, every 30 mins Sunday Merseyrail
Manchester Oxford Road 2 trains per hour Mon-Sat, 1 per hour Sunday Northern Rail
Birmingham New Street, inc. stops at Runcorn, Crewe, Stafford half hourly trains Mon-Sat, hourly on Sundays 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 Monday – Saturday – 16 daily trains between Yorkshire and Liverpool, Sunday 14 daily services. TransPennine Express
Blackpool North, Preston, Wigan, St Helens, Liverpool South Parkway Monday to Saturday from Blackpool North from 0937 until 1437. There is also an 0838 train on Saturdays 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 Airlink 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 services 89 and 81A (Hunts Cross) link Hunts Cross Rail station with Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

Liverpool Central – Hunts Cross (Merseyrail train service)

Liverpool Central – Brunswick – St. Michaels – Aigburth – Cressington – Liverpool South Parkway – Hunts Cross. Operates at 14, 29, 44, 59 minutes past the hour. Journey time: 15 minutes. Alight at Liverpool South Parkway or Hunts Cross for bus services to Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

TransPennine Express

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 Newcastle, 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.

Save time at the Train Station – Buy Your Rail Tickets at LJLA!

It is now possible to purchase tickets for journeys on the national rail network from Liverpool John Lennon Airport’s automated ticket machine, located on Level 1 of the Terminal Building, adjacent to the Information Desk.

Please note that these tickets do not yet include the cost of transport to the train station.