About Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL)
Named after The Beatles’ musician John Lennon who was born in the city, Liverpool John Lennon Airport is close to the city of Liverpool, in northwest England. Our Liverpool John Lennon Airport guide, provides useful information regarding terminal facilities, public transport access and nearby accommodation options.
Liverpool John Lennon Airport's master plan envisages considerable growth in the coming decades (until 2030), including the addition of new terminal buildings.
The airport’s information desk is situated in the centre of the terminal, on the ground level. A tourist information centre is located next to the information desk.
From the north and northeast, take the M6 southbound to junction 21A with the M62; follow the M62 west to junction six, and onto the A5300 and A561. From here, follow signs to the airport, which is situated off Speke Hall Avenue.
From the south or east, head north on the M6 to the junction with the M56 (junction 20); follow the M56 to junction 12 and turn onto the A557/A562 dual carriageway via Runcorn Bridge, before merging with the A561.
Passengers travelling from North Wales should join the A55 to connect with the M56 eastbound, and then follow instructions to Liverpool John Lennon Airport as from the east.
Note: Passengers travelling from the Wirral may find it more convenient at peak times to use the M53 and then the M56 (as instructions from the south/east), rather than a route through the city centre of Liverpool via the Mersey Tunnels.
Liverpool John Lennon Airport
Liverpool John Lennon Airport is located 13km (8 miles) to the southeast of Liverpool.
+44 871 521 8484
Public transport road:
Bus: Liverpool John Lennon Airport is well served by buses to Liverpool city centre. Bus 500 (tel: +44 871 200 2233; www.traveline.info) stops at Norton Street Coach Station for National Express long-distance connections, and Lime Street Station for local, regional and mainline rail connections (journey time: 35 minutes; fare: £2.10). Local bus routes N86, 86A, 80A and 82A also run between the airport and the city centre. Services are frequent throughout the day.
Coach: The hourly Terravision (www.terravision.eu) coach service operates from the airport to Manchester city centre (journey time: 50 minutes; fare: £8).
Taxi: A taxi rank is located directly outside the entrance to the airport terminal. The 12km (7.5 miles) journey into Liverpool city centre takes about 20 minutes and the fare is generally around £15.
Public transport rail:
Rail: Buses 80A and 86A link Liverpool South Parkway train station and Liverpool John Lennon Airport (journey time: 10 minutes). Trains from here link with the main intercity network at Liverpool's Lime Street Station (journey time: 15 minutes; fare: £3), while the 81A bus links Hillfoot Avenue (Hunts Cross Station) to the airport twice every hour during the day. Further information is available from National Rail Enquiries (tel: +44 3457 484 950; www.nationalrail.co.uk).
There are a number of currency exchange booths and ATMs located throughout the terminal, in both the public and departures areas.
The Aintree Food Village is located on level 3 of the airport, before security control, and offers freshly made sandwiches, salads and cakes, and hot and cold drinks. Fast-food outlets, full service restaurants and bars are also available.
There are plenty of shops at Liverpool John Lennon Airport, including duty-free shops for passengers travelling outside the EU. A souvenir shop offers a wide range of Liverpool mementos, including items from the city's two big football clubs and The Beatles-themed gifts.
Left-luggage facilities (tel: +44 871 521 8484) are available at a charge from the information desk on the ground floor, from 0830 to 1700. A lost and found service (tel: +44 151 907 2001) is also available here, on hand to assist with queries regarding luggage misplaced within the terminal.
A multifaith prayer room is located on the upper level of the terminal after the security screening point. There are on-site pharmacies and medical rooms on levels 2 and 3 for passengers wishing to administer medication – entrance to these facilities is available on request by contacting the information desk.
Conference and business:
The Aspire Premium Lounge (tel: +44 1928 570 182) is situated in the airside departure lounge and provides a quiet space for passengers. It offers Wi-Fi internet access and food and drinks for an entrance fee. More extensive meeting and conference facilities are available at the on-site Hampton by Hilton hotel (tel: +44 845 122 6787; hamptoninn.hilton.com), which houses meeting space and a business centre.
Free Wi-Fi internet access (for up to 30 minutes) is available throughout Liverpool John Lennon Airport. Paid-for internet kiosks are also available. Public telephones can also be found throughout the airport.
Liverpool John Lennon Airport is fully accessible to disabled travellers. There are lifts and toilets adjusted for wheelchair users, and low-level telephones are available throughout the terminal building. An ambulift is also on hand to help with boarding and disembarking aircrafts. Parking spaces for passengers with reduced mobility are available at the front of the short- and long-stay car parks, adjacent to the terminal. Any passengers who may require additional assistance are advised to contact their airline before travelling.
There are two long-term car parking areas and one short-term (multistorey) car park, all of which are conveniently located next to the terminal building. There is also one long-term and one economy car park that are available to customers who have pre-booked (tel: +44 345 319 2781).
Car hire providers at Liverpool John Lennon Airport include: Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and National. Desks for these operators are located on the ground floor of the short-stay car park.
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