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For information on stations, routes or train times you can either visit National Rail or call Traveline on 0151 236 7676. There are regular train routes into Liverpool City Centre or Liverpool South Parkway as well as buses and taxis for your onward journey to Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA).

Alternatively, the Merseytravel app will provide information to help you plan your journey to and from LJLA.

Liverpool South Parkway Rail Station

Liverpool South Parkway is the closest rail station to Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) and is located approximately 2 miles from the airport itself. Transport is available between the airport and the rail station by bus or taxi. The station is also easily accessible from elsewhere in the country and has efficient links to Cheshire, Lancashire, Yorkshire and Derbyshire.

For more information about Liverpool South Parkway, please click here.

Regular Arriva buses operate between Liverpool South Parkway and the airport which include the 80A and the 86A. Find more information about bus routes and services 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.

Regular buses operate between Lime Street Station and LJLA including the Arriva Route 500. You can also reach Liverpool Lime Street by taxi or train (via Liverpool South Parkway). More information about bus connections can be found here.

First TransPennine Express Routes

First TransPennine Express operate reliable and fantastic value inter-city routes across the North of England and Scotland. They specialise in three main routes which connect some brilliant cities including Scarborough, York, Leeds and Manchester to Liverpool South Parkway.

If you’re flying from Liverpool John Lennon Airport then book your train tickets in advance at and you could save over 50% on the usual ticket price.

Other destinations serviced by First TransPennine Express are: 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.

Travel between Hunts Cross Rail Station and Liverpool John Lennon Airport

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

Travel between Liverpool Central Rail Station and Liverpool John Lennon Airport

The Merseyrail Hunts Cross route also operates to Liverpool Central train station, in the heart of the city centre, in case of any further connections you might need to make.

This particular service runs from Southport to Hunts Cross and calls at Liverpool Central, Brunswick, St Michaels, Aigburth, Cressington, Liverpool South Parkway and finally, Hunts Cross. If you wish to use this route, the trains leave at 14, 29, 44 and 59 minutes past the hour.

Passengers can then alight the train at Liverpool South Parkway or Hunts Cross to then catch a bus directly to Liverpool John Lennon 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