How to reach Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Liverpool’s own airport, aptly named “John Lennon airport” is located about 12km from the city centre and is served by several low-cost companies such as Ryanair and easyJet.
Past security there is a decent wi-fi signal, free for the first 30 minutes, then it’s £3 for one hour, £5 for three hours, £9 for 24 hours.
There are a couple of places where passengers can officially charge their phones, however I found several wall sockets in the quiet area towards gates 30-43.

Liverpool airport John Lennon

I bet John would be thrilled to be giving his name to a shopping mall with a parking space for very polluting aeroplanes

By Train and by Bus

The train doesn’t reach the airport, however there are a few bus lines connecting the Liverpool city centre and the main railway stations.

From Liverpool Lime St and South Parkway station (which is the closest to the airport) there are the lines 86, 86A, 86D and 80, 80A. From South Parkway it takes only 20 minutes and costs £2.20. During the day there is one bus every roughly 10 minutes.

  • First bus from South Parkway: 5:58 > 6:12
  • Last bus from South Parkway: 00:30 > 00:43
  • First bus from the airport: 6:07 > 6:52
  • Last bus from the airport: 22:39 > 23:25
Liverpool South Parkway Lambanana

Dangerous beasts inhabit South Parkway station

If you are already in the city centre (or you need to get there) you can use those lines at the Elliot Street stop near Lime Street Station or at the Liverpool One Bus Station, near the Albert Dock. The bus from there will take about 1 hour.
From the Bus Station you can take the 500, which is a more direct line (takes only half hour) and runs every 30 minutes.

  • First bus (500) from the bus station: 05:04 > 05:27
  • Last bus (500) from the bus station: 19:16 > 19:38
  • First bus (500) from the airport: 04:42 > 05:04
  • Last bus (500) from the airport: 18:54 > 19:16

Click here to see the full timetable of the bus 500

How much is the bus to Liverpool Airport?

A one way ticket with the local lines from South Parkway is £2.20
A ticket for the bus 500 costs £3.20

From Manchester

Arriving from Manchester you could take a train to Liverpool South Parkway and follow the bus instructions above, or take a Terravision bus.

The Terravision line Liverpool Airport – Manchester Center takes little more than 1 hour and costs £8 one way or £12 return.

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After being in Rome a few times without even looking at the Coliseum I realised that there's more to travel than sightseeing: meeting the local culture is what, 10 years later, determined the birth of this blog.

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