Airports in Liverpool

Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL)


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.

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Liverpool Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.

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