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COVID19 – Latest Information:

Public transport to and from Liverpool John Lennon Airport continues to be affected by the measures in place to combat the spread of the coronavirus. As a consequence, bus and rail operations are subject to change at short notice with various timetable changes in place.

Whilst information on this page relates to rail services in operation before the coronavirus pandemic, it highlights what rail services serve the airport and the relevant operator.

Passengers are advised to carefully consider how to travel to the Airport and to check directly with bus and rail operators for the latest service information. The wearing of face coverings is now compulsory on all public transport.

Merseytravel have launched a ‘Re Think Travel’ campaign asking everyone to rethink how they travel at this time, considering if journeys are essential and, if so, when and by what means people travel as although transport services are running capacity is limited.

Important information about transport services across the Liverpool City Region is provided, with Travel Demand Management messages and signposting customers to more detailed service information and timetables for bus, rail, ferry and tunnel services. Click here for the latest information.

Local Rail Stations

Liverpool South Parkway  |  Liverpool Lime Street  |  Hunts Cross  |  Liverpool Central

Liverpool South Parkway Rail Station

Liverpool South Parkway is the closest rail station to Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) and is located approximately 3 miles from the airport itself. Transport is available between the airport and the rail station via regular bus services. The station is also easily accessible from elsewhere in the country and has efficient links to Cheshire, Manchester, Yorkshire, the North East, East Midlands, West Midlands and connections to London Euston services at Runcorn or Crewe. The opening of the Halton Curve line has also greatly improved public transport access between the airport, North West Cheshire and North Wales. 

The following train operators all have services operating to/from Liverpool South Parkway:


London Northwestern Railway 


East Midlands Trains

TFW Rail


TFW Rail:

With hourly direct services between Chester and Liverpool South Parkway, and one-change services from Llandudno Junction, Shrewsbury, Wrexham General, and Cardiff Central, there is now more choice of services for passengers to take the train to Liverpool John Lennon airport. Book your rail tickets in advance and you can save on average 20%:

Contact information for the general public
0333 3211 202

Open from 0800 - 2000 Monday to Saturday and 1100 - 2000 on Sundays.

If you prefer to talk in Welsh, please call 0333 3211 202 and select option 1. Calls are charged at a local rate from a BT phone.


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For more information about Liverpool South Parkway, please click here

Regular Arriva buses operate between the Airport and Liverpool South Parkway. The 500 (express) operates every 30 minutes, with the 80A and 86A operating up to every 20 mins ensuring regular departures between the Airport and the rail interchange. The 86A now operates 24 hours a day. For bus timetables, please click here.

Alternatively there are many reputable taxi services locally that can also service the same journey.

Liverpool Lime Street Station

Liverpool Lime Street Station is located 7 miles from Liverpool John Lennon Airport and has great connections to all of the UK's main rail networks and connections onwards to the airport.

Rail connections are available from Liverpool Lime Street Station to Liverpool South Parkway with onward bus connections to the Airport.

Alternatively take the 10A bus service to Liverpool ONE bus station from near to Lime Street station. From there you can get the 500 Airport Flyer bus direct to LJLA.

You can also reach Liverpool Lime Street from the Airport by taxi.

Hunts Cross Rail Station

Regular Arriva bus services 89 and 81A operate between Hunts Cross Rail Station and Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

Liverpool Central Rail Station

Liverpool Central train station is in the heart of the city centre with Merseyrail services to Liverpool South Parkway and onward bus connections to the Airport.

We have all the information you need to plan your trip but before you travel, it's important to check the status of your flight here

Through Ticketing

To make your journey to the airport even more seamless we have worked with partners to introduce new through tickets.

  • Rail Network: Through “add on” tickets are available to Liverpool John Lennon Airport from anywhere on the rail network via Liverpool South Parkway and the 500, 80A and 86A bus services. So remember to select this option when purchasing your train ticket online or just ask at your local rail station when purchasing your train ticket.

Gateway to the North:

The opening of the Halton Curve line improves public transport access to North West Cheshire and North Wales and compliments access via Liverpool South Parkway to other parts of the North West, making it easier for all our passengers, whether it is returning passengers or arriving passengers eager to travel across the region and see what it has to offer. Whether that is picturesque countryside settings or bustling cities bursting with vibrant culture the North West and North Wales offers so much and more when it comes to amazing destinations.

LJLA is the perfect gateway to the North West and North Wales offering access to the Liverpool City Region, Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cumbria and North Wales and their many tourist destinations.

With improved transport links between the Airport and these regions, there is no excuse not to visit some of the most beautiful regions of the UK.

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 any queues or even treat yourself to a pass for our exclusive Aspire premium lounge.

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