Liverpool John Lennon Airport is located just 8 miles from the city centre. Low-cost airlines Ryanair and EasyJet have a big presence at the airport and offer flights from Liverpool to Amsterdam, Belfast International, Malaga, Dublin, Alicante, Palma de Mallorca, Faro, Krakow, the Isle of Man, Geneva, Barcelona, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Madrid, Cork, Berlin-Schonefeld, Girona, Nice, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, and many other destinations.
Wizz Air provides flights to Vilnius in Lithuania, and Gdansk and Katowice in Poland, while Flybe serves the Isle of Man and Belfast City. Dutch airline KLM offers daily flights from Liverpool to its hub at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, connecting the city with hundreds of destinations around the world.
There is no train station at Liverpool John Lennon Airport (Liverpool South Parkway station is the nearest), but taxis to the city centre are relatively cheap compared to other airports. The 500 Liverpool John Lennon Airport Circular bus is one of several going to the city centre.
Manchester Airport is just 31 miles by road from Liverpool John Lennon Airport and 37 miles from Liverpool city centre. It serves far more destinations than Liverpool John Lennon Airport and could be more convenient for many visitors. Terravision runs a direct bus service from Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Manchester city centre, and Northern Rail offer a direct train service from Liverpool Lime Street railway station to Manchester Airport.
The primary mainline train station in the city is Liverpool Lime Street. It’s situated on the eastern side of the city centre, close to St George’s Hall, the Empire Theatre, Adelphi Hotel, and the Walker Art Gallery.
Direct trains to Liverpool Lime Street include:
Virgin – Trains from London Euston to Liverpool, via Stafford and Runcorn
Northern Rail – Trains from Blackpool North to Liverpool, via Preston, Wigan North Western, and St Helens Central
Northern Rail – Trains from Warrington Bank Quay to Liverpool, via St Helens Junction
Northern Rail – Trains from Wigan North Western to Liverpool, via St Helens Central
Northern Rail – Trains from Manchester Airport to Liverpool, via Manchester Piccadilly and St Helens Junction
Northern Rail – Trains from Huddersfield to Liverpool, via Manchester Victoria and St Helens Junction
East Midlands Trains – Trains from Norwich to Liverpool, via Nottingham, Chesterfield, Sheffield, Stockport, Manchester Piccadilly, Warrington Central, Widnes, and Liverpool South Parkway
London Midland – Trains from Birmingham New Street to Liverpool, via Wolverhampton, Stafford, Crewe, Runcorn, and Liverpool South Parkway
First TransPennine Express – Trains from Scarborough to Liverpool, via York, Leeds, Huddersfield, Manchester Piccadilly, Warrington Central, and Liverpool South Parkway
First TransPennine Express – Trains from Middlesbrough to Liverpool, via York, Leeds, Huddersfield, Manchester Piccadilly, Warrington Central, and Liverpool South Parkway
Merseyrail is one of the busiest urban rail networks in the country. It boasts 3 lines and goes to destinations such as Southport, Wigan, Warrington, Chester, Birkenhead, West Kirby, New Brighton, and Ellesmere Port. The main Merseyrail stations in the Liverpool city centre are Lime Street, Moorfields, James Street, and Central.
For train times and prices to and from Liverpool go to National Rail Enquiries.
Cars & Parking
Liverpool is situated at the western end of the M62 motorway, providing easy access to Warrington and Manchester. The M6 joins the M62 around 16 miles from Liverpool and offers a direct route to Preston, Lancaster, Penrith, Carlisle, Stoke and Birmingham.
Liverpool City Council operates a small number of car parks in the city, most of which are fairly small. The biggest is the Mount Pleasant Car Park (Mount Pleasant, L3 5SA), a multi-storey car park with around 1,400 spaces. It’s situated just south of Liverpool Lime Street train station, close to the Britannia Adelphi Hotel, the Feathers Hotel, and Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral.
Q-Park manage three car parks at Liverpool One; Liverpool One (under Chavasse Park, postcode L1 8LT), John Lewis (postcode L1 8DH), and Hanover Street (L1 4AF). In addition to serving the Liverpool One development, they are close to the Albert Dock (Merseyside Maritime Museum, Tate Liverpool, and the Beatles Story), Pier Head, and the Echo Arena.
NCP car parks in Liverpool include Pall Mall (L3 6AL) and Moorfields (L2 2AY). The Moorfields car park is a multi-story with over 500 spaces. It’s situated on Vernon Street, directly opposite the Premier Inn, and close to Moorfields Merseyrail station.
Mersey Ferries offer services between Pier Head in Liverpool (convenient for the Museum of Liverpool, Liverpool One, and Albert Dock) and Seacombe and Woodside on the Wirral. There are direct commuter services in the morning and evening and River Explorer Cruises in the daytime.