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. Information on this page relates to rail services currently in operation, however bus and rail operations are subject to change at short notice.
Passengers are advised to carefully consider how to travel to the Airport and to check directly with rail operators for the latest service information. The wearing of face coverings is now compulsory on all public transport and passengers are asked to pay by contactless if they can.
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.
Gateway for the North West and North Wales
LJLA is the perfect gateway for the North West and North Wales not only offering rail access for passengers from across the region to fly out to a host of destinations, but also for visitors arriving from overseas to travel on to the Liverpool City Region, Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cumbria and North Wales and their many tourist destinations.
Getting to and from Liverpool John Lennon Airport by Public Transport
If you're travelling to or from Liverpool John Lennon Airport by rail, 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 bus, train 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.
MetroCard is a contactless smartcard for public transport tickets. Find more information here.
For your convenience, MetroCards cards can be purchased within the Airport Terminal Building at the SPAR convenience shop on the ground floor.
Local Rail Stations:
Liverpool South Parkway
Liverpool South Parkway is the closest rail station to Liverpool John Lennon Airport and is located approximately 3 miles from the airport itself. Transport is available between the airport and the rail station via the 80A and 86A bus services which operate up to every 20 mins. For bus timetables, please click here
The station is also easily accessible from elsewhere in the country and has direct rail links to Warrington, Cheshire, Manchester, Yorkshire, East Midlands, West Midlands, East Anglia and connections to London Euston services at Runcorn or Crewe.
The opening of the Halton Curve line in 2019 has also greatly improved public transport access between the Airport, North West Cheshire and North Wales, with hourly direct services between Chester and Liverpool South Parkway, and one-change services from Llandudno Junction, Shrewsbury and Wrexham General.
The following train operators all have services operating to/from Liverpool South Parkway:
Merseyrail – for services between Southport and Liverpool South Parkway
London Northwestern Railway – for services between Birmingham, Crewe and Liverpool South Parkway
Northern – for services between Manchester, Warrington and Liverpool South Parkway
East Midlands Trains – for services between Norwich, Nottingham, Sheffield and Liverpool South Parkway
TFW Rail – for services between Wrexham, Chester and Liverpool South Parkway
For more information about Liverpool South Parkway, please click here.
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 500 City Centre to Airport bus service, from nearby Great Charlotte Street.
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.
Hunts Cross Rail Station
Regular Arriva bus services 89 and 81A operate between Hunts Cross Rail Station and the Airport.
To make your journey to the airport even more seamless we have worked with partners to introduce new through tickets with “add on” tickets available to Liverpool John Lennon Airport from anywhere on the rail network via Liverpool South Parkway and the 80A and 86A bus services.
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.