Speke Airport opened in 1930. After the completion of a massive redevelopment in 2002, the airport was renamed Liverpool John Airport in honour of the famous Beatle. It currently handles around 5 million passengers every year and is the leading low-cost airport in the North of England. The IATA code for Liverpool John Lennon Airport is LPL.
Airlines based at Liverpool John Lennon Airport are EasyJet, Flybe, KLM, Ryanair, and Wizz Air.
The most popular destinations served by flights from the airport are Amsterdam (EasyJet/KLM), Belfast International (EasyJet), Malaga (EasyJet/Ryanair), Dublin (Ryanair), Alicante (EasyJet/Ryanair), Belfast City (Flybe), Palma de Mallorca (EasyJet/Ryanair), Faro (EasyJet/Ryanair), Krakow (EasyJet/Ryanair), and the Isle of Man (EasyJet/Flybe).
There’s a good choice of hotel accommodation in and around Liverpool John Lennon Airport. Options include the Hampton by Hilton, Premier Inn, and Holiday Inn Express.
The Hampton by Hilton is situated next to the terminal building and offers 160 guest rooms, a bar, a fitness centre, free wireless internet access, and car parking.
Liverpool John Lennon Airport is situated in Speke, approximately 8 miles south east of Liverpool city centre.
The nearest train station to the airport is Liverpool South Parkway. There are several regular bus services between Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool John Lennon Airport including the Arriva 501 service. It operates every 15 minutes in the daytime with a journey time of around 10 minutes.
Liverpool South Parkway is served by trains operated by Merseyrail, Northern Rail, London Midland, East Midland Trains, and First TransPennine Express.
Direct trains to Liverpool South Parkway include:
London Midland – Trains from Birmingham New Street to Liverpool Lime Street, via Wolverhampton, Stafford, Crewe, Runcorn, and Liverpool South Parkway
First TransPennine Express – Trains from Scarborough to Liverpool Lime Street, via York, Leeds, Huddersfield, Manchester Piccadilly, Warrington Central, and Liverpool South Parkway
Northern Rail – Trains from Blackpool North to Liverpool South Parkway, via Preston, Wigan North Western, St Helens Central, and Liverpool Lime Street
Merseyrail – Trains from Southport to Hunts Cross, via Liverpool South Parkway
East Midlands Trains – Trains from Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street, via Chesterfield, Sheffield, Stockport, Manchester Piccadilly, Warrington Central, Widnes, and Liverpool South Parkway
East Midlands Trains – Trains from Norwich to Liverpool Lime Street, via Nottingham, Chesterfield, Sheffield, Stockport, Manchester Piccadilly, Warrington Central, Widnes and Liverpool South Parkway
For train times and fares to and from Liverpool South Parkway visit National Rail Enquiries.
Terravision run a coach service between Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Manchester city centre. The stops in Manchester are on Sackville Street and at the Shudehill Interchange (near Manchester Victoria train station).
Various Arriva buses go to Liverpool John Lennon Airport. The 500 Liverpool John Lennon Airport Circular service is most convenient and stops at numerous places in Liverpool city centre including Liverpool Lime Street train station, Queen Square Bus Station, and Liverpool One.
Cars & Car Parking
Drivers with satellite navigation systems should note that the postcode to use for Liverpool John Lennon Airport is L24 1YD.
Passengers can be dropped off in the drop off area opposite the terminal. Parking in the drop off area is free for 5 minutes. Charges apply for longer periods.
Cars picking up passengers need to park in the short stay multi-storey car park. Parking charges are £2 for 20 minutes, £3.50 for 40 minutes, and £5 for 1 hour.
A range of long stay car parking options can be booked on the official airport website.
Car rental companies operating at the airport include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, and National. All are situated on the ground floor of the short-stay multi-storey car park, directly opposite the terminal building.
Hackney cabs are available right outside the terminal entrance.