Trains to Liverpool Airport

Getting a train to Liverpool Airport might not be as smooth as reaching other airports. But there are plenty of ways to reach the airport simple.

How to get to Liverpool Airport by train

There is no Liverpool Airport train station. However, the closest one is Liverpool South Parkway, located approximately three miles away.

Transport is available between the airport and the rail station via the 80A and 86A shuttle bus services. These operate up to every 20 mins. Liverpool Lime Street is also easily accessible from elsewhere in the country, with a direct train from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street taking approximately two and a half hours.

From here, there are regular trains to Liverpool South Parkway, which is the Liverpool train station nearest to the airport. These cost less than £2 and take around 10 to 15 minutes.

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Top routes to Liverpool Airport

London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street 2h 21mins £25
Crewe to Liverpool Lime Street 38mins £13.80
Runcorn to Liverpool Lime Street 20mins £6.70
Stafford to Liverpool Lime Street 1h 2mins £35.90
Milton Keynes Central to Liverpool Lime Street 1h 49mins £23.10

What to do at Liverpool Airport

At Liverpool John Lennon Airport, you'll discover lots of activities to keep you engaged while awaiting your gate assignment. The airport offers an array of shops and amenities to enhance your pre-flight experience.

In the duty-free boutiques, explore perfumes, cosmetics, alcohol and tobacco. You’ll also find designer clothing, jewellery, and accessories for those seeking a bargain. Additionally, souvenir shops offer a range of traditional Liverpool and British gifts. You’ll be sure to find plenty of Beatles-themed items here.

When you get hungry, you won't be disappointed with the dining options. Whether you're craving traditional British cuisine or international flavours, the diverse range of restaurants has you covered.

For travellers looking to enjoy a drink before takeoff, there are welcoming pubs to enjoy a refreshing beverage. Places like Penny Lane Pub and Fab Four Lounge provide the perfect setting for a quick pint or two before your plane.

If you want to be away from the bustle of the terminals, Liverpool John Lennon Airport also has the Aspire Lounge. This lounge allows you to relax away from crowds and enjoy a wide variety of complimentary refreshments including beers, wines and spirits served from the fully-tended bar.

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Ways to save on your train ticket to Liverpool Airport

If you’re looking to save some extra money on your train to Liverpool Airport, there are a few ways.

See the advantages of Avanti's Best Fare Finder to secure the finest deal on your train tickets well in advance. You can also opt for Advance Train Ticket Alerts, ensuring you snag the most cost-effective rate.

Should you possess the flexibility to adjust your travel time (and it aligns with your flight schedule), consider off-peak travel. This entails journeys between 10:30 and 14:30 or after 20:00 on weekdays, or any time on Friday or the weekend.

For families seeking ticket options, make sure to explore our Family Tickets. Discover everything you need to know about child tickets and the Family & Friends Railcard, which could get you a discount of up to 60%.

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We know that air travel can be demanding. That’s why we strive to make the pre-flight phase as seamless as possible for you.

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Liverpool Lime Street Station