Located 7.5 miles (12km) southeast of central Liverpool in northwest England, Liverpool John Lennon Airport is named for one of its most famous residents, the legendary Beatles star. Originally known as Speke Airport, the facility is the 10th busiest airport in the United Kingdom, serving more than five million passengers each year.
Declining traffic has forced airport officials to hike prices and cut costs, including the closure of 20 percent of the airport's toilets and dismissal of nearly half of the cleaning staff. This has left the airport with a sadly neglected feel, though recent expansions have added a larger retail area and multi-level car park.
Liverpool John Lennon Airport is conveniently located and is the primary gateway for flights to Liverpool and northwest England, with many routes to popular holiday destinations like the resort areas of Spain and Greece.
The airport is situated seven miles (11km) southeast of Liverpool.
Getting to the city
Airlink buses operate to the city centre and to local rail and bus stations for further travel. Tickets are £2 and buses leave from the front of the Airport Terminal Building. Liverpool South Parkway is the nearest rail station to the Airport serving the local/regional rail network. Liverpool Lime Street services local, regional and mainland services. Both have bus links with the Airport. Taxis are also available.
GMT (GMT +1 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October).
Tel: +44 (0)870 129 8484.
Car rental companies include National, Europcar, Hertz, Avis and Enterprise.
There are shops, bars and restaurants at the airport. Other facilities include bureaux de change, children's play areas, WiFi and Internet kiosks, business facilities (including fax and internet) and tourist information. Disabled facilities are good; those with special needs should contact their airline in advance.
Short-term parking at Liverpool John Lennon Airport is charged at £5 for the first hour, £7 for two hours, £13 for four hours, £25 for 12 hours and £30 per day. Long-term parking starts at £30 per day, and charges £45 for two days, £55 for three days, and £5 per day thereafter.
Flights to Liverpool John Lennon Airport are available via easyJet, Flybe, KLM, Ryanair and Wizz Air.
Wifi is available through Cloud in Terminal 1.
The Halewood International Executive Lounge is available to departing passengers, and offers services like wifi and internet access, phone and fax, and refreshments. The Cavern Suite has meeting facilities for up to 80 people.
Liverpool Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.