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Getting to and from Liverpool John Lennon Airport by Public Transport

If you're travelling to or from Liverpool John Lennon Airport by bus, you'll be able to find an abundance of information on Merseytravel's website

Using the Merseytravel Journey Planner you can quickly establish how best to get to and from Liverpool John Lennon Airport by train, bus or ferry. You can also download this from the Apple App Store or Google Play to enable you to stay informed whilst on the move. 

Alternatively, you can call Merseytravel Customer Service on 0151 330 1000 for travel advice between the hours of 7am-6pm Monday to Friday and 8am-5:30pm on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays. For more options on how to get in touch with Merseytravel, please click here

Arriva App

The Arriva Bus app allows you to easily navigate to and from Liverpool John Lennon Airport in addition to routes throughout the rest of the UK too. This handy tool can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or alternatively Google Play. Find more information here.  

MetroCard

MetroCard is a contactless smartcard for public transport tickets. Find more information here.

You can buy a smartcard and your first ticket at any PayPoint retailer, Merseytravel Centre, on board an Arriva or Stagecoach bus or at any rail station across the region. There is a £1 activation charge when you buy your new smartcard. This fee is to cover the card production and distribution costs. You will then be able to register your smartcard and buy Adult Solo tickets online.

Service 500 Airport to City Centre

                                   

Arriva's 500 bus service is now the fastest bus service to operate between the Airport and the City Centre. Running between the Airport and Liverpool city centre (including Great Charlotte Street for Lime Street Rail Station), buses operate every 30 minutes between 4am and Midnight every day.

The 500 service also provides easy connections with the National Express coach network available at Liverpool ONE bus station.

                                                

Popular Bus Routes 

If you're travelling to or from Liverpool John Lennon Airport by bus, more information is available on Merseytravel's website.

                           

Below is a summary of the bus services currently operating to and from the Airport. Frequencies can differ depending upon day of the week and time of day. For detailed up to date timetable information click here.

Service

Bus route

500

Airport – Liverpool One Bus Station – Great Charlotte Street (for Lime St Rail Station) – Airport

30 mins to the City Centre, every 30 minutes, 4am to midnight

 

80A

Airport – Liverpool South Parkway - Liverpool One Bus Station

Approximately every 20 minutes

 

81A

Airport – Bootle Bus station

Approximately every 20 mins

 

82A

Murdishaw – Runcorn – Widnes – Airport – Liverpool One Bus Station

Approximately every 30 minutes

 

86A

Airport – Liverpool South Parkway – Liverpool One Bus Station

Approximately every 20 minutes

 

89

Airport – St Helens Bus Station

Approximately every 20 minutes

 

 

At the Airport

If you are arriving at Liverpool John Lennon Airport via public transport you might want to allow extra time to enjoy the various shops, bars and restaurants in the Departure Lounge once you are through security. You could book a Fast Track security ticket to avoid the queues or even treat yourself to a pass for our exclusive Aspire premium lounge.

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