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.
Local Rail Stations
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 Manchester, Yorkshire, the North East, East Midlands, West Midlands and connections to London Euston services at Runcorn or Crewe. Train operators calling at the station include Merseyrail, Northern Rail, Transpennine Express, London Midland and East Midlands Trains.
For more information about Liverpool South Parkway, please click here.
Regular Arriva buses operate between Liverpool South Parkway and the airport which include the 500 and the 86A. Travellers to and from Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) are now able to take advantage of improved bus links and lower fares to make their journey better than ever. The relaunched 500 bus route from Arriva between Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Liverpool One bus station now has been extended to serve Liverpool South Parkway in both directions, providing easier connections with the rail network for travellers using this busy rail station and bus interchange. Easy connections with the National Express coach network are available at Liverpool ONE bus station.
A fleet of upgraded Arriva double decker buses have been put on the 500 service and deliver improved comfort and even more space for passengers and their luggage. The buses are now in their own distinctive airport livery so they are easily noticeable. All of the buses on the route are equipped with comfortable e-leather seating as well as free Wi-Fi and USB charging so travellers can stay connected on the go. And to keep passengers fully informed of the progress of their journey, a new audio visual announcement system has been installed on all route 500 buses.
In addition to offering a host of improvements, the newly launched service also comes with a cheaper price tag, with ticket prices reduced from £3 to £2.20.
Also the Arriva 86A local bus service from Liverpool city centre to Liverpool John Lennon Airport via Liverpool South Parkway is now operating 24 Hours a Day. This is great for people needing to catch early morning flights and for staff needing to get to the airport for early shifts. It is also good for passengers arriving at the airport on late night flights.
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 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.
Lime Street Station is just a short hop on the 10A and City Centre Circular (C4 and C5) buses to Liverpool ONE bus station. From there you can get the 500 Airport Flyer bus direct to LJLA. In the reverse direction Liverpool ONE bus station is just a short hop on any of the 86 bus services (86, 86A, 86C and 86D) to Elliot Street opposite Lime Street Station. Alternatively you can also reach Liverpool Lime Street from the Airport by taxi or train (via Liverpool South Parkway).
More information about bus connections can be found here.
Regular Arriva bus services 89 and 81A operate between Hunts Cross 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.
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 tpexpress.co.uk 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.
Northern plays a vital role in the north of England by connecting tens of thousands of people to work, leisure, education and more every day. Arriva Rail North Limited, became the new rail operator for Northern on 1 April 2016, marking the start of a nine-year franchise that will transform travel in the North of England. Book your train journey directly at Northern. Calling at over 500 stations in the North of England including Liverpool. For more information about Northern Rail, please click here.
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 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.
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 on the concourse 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.