Liverpool John Lennon Airport is one of the UK's longest established operational airports, having been officially opened in 1933, and is located 7 miles from Liverpool City Centre, adjacent to the River Mersey.
- Airport code: LPL
- Liverpool Airport Website
2002 saw the airport being renamed in honour of John Lennon, a founding member of the Liverpudlian band The Beatles, twenty-two years after Lennon's death. A 7 ft (2.1 m) tall bronze statue of the local icon stands overlooking the check-in hall. On the roof is painted the airport's motto, a line from Lennon's song "Imagine": "Above us, only sky". The internal layout maps of the terminal building highlight the locations of amenities such as WCs as well as shops, cafes, restaurants, bars and other services such as ticket desks and information kiosks.
Directions By Car
Liverpool John Lennon Airport is conveniently located within the Merseyside road network and lies close to the M57, M62 and M56 motorways. View the local motorway network map.
Satellite navigation information
Here is a useful postcode for your sat-nav:
Travelling from the North / North-East
M6 southbound to junction 21A with M62. Please note that junction 21A is a split junction, and motorists should ensure they come off at the slip road signposted Liverpool. Follow M62 West to junction 6 onto the A5300 to the A561 and follow signs to the Airport, which is situated off Speke Hall Avenue.
Travelling from the South / East
M6 northbound to junction 20 with M56. Follow M56 to junction 12 onto A557/A562 dual carriageway via Runcorn Bridge to merge with A561. Follow signs to the Airport, situated off Speke Hall Avenue.
Travelling from the Wirral / North Wales
Passengers travelling from Wirral may find it more convenient at peak times to use the M53 and then the M56 (as instructions from the South / East) rather than a route through the City Centre of Liverpool via the Mersey Tunnels. Passengers travelling from North Wales should join the A55 to connect with the M56 eastbound, and then follow instructions as from the East.
All car parks are located on site and within easy walking distance of the terminal. And with the brand new Multi-Storey Car Park now open, why not upgrade today and start your holiday or break from the moment you arrive at the Airport?
Directions By Train
Regular, inexpensive bus services operate between Liverpool John Lennon Airport and a number of local Railway Stations, including Liverpool South Parkway, Liverpool Lime Street and Liverpool Hunts Cross.
Southport (Train Operator Merseyrail) via Liverpool Central, Bootle and Form by Every 15 minutes, Monday - Saturday, services run to Southport via Liverpool Central. A half-hourly service operates on Sundays.
Manchester Oxford Road (Train Operator Northern Rail) There are two trains per hour between Liverpool South Parkway and Manchester Oxford Road and an hourly service operating on Sundays. Birmingham New Street (Train Operator - London Midland) Via Runcorn, Crewe, Stafford A half-hourly service operates Monday to Saturday and hourly on Sundays.
Nottingham (Train Operator East Midland Trains) via Manchester Oxford Road and Piccadilly, Sheffield An hourly service operates between Liverpool South Parkway and Nottingham (many services carry on to Norwich.)