Liverpool Airport Information (LPL)
Liverpool John Lennon International Airport is located to the southeast of Liverpool’s city centre and serves more than three million passengers per year to numerous UK and European destinations. Liverpool Airport is mainly served by budget airlines including scheduled and charter services to many popular holiday destinations.
Business facilities are represented at both the Cavern Suite, with its conference room, and the Executive Lounge, which has its own internet access. Liverpool John Lennon International Airport also comes with internet kiosks and Wifi (wireless internet) access. Both holidaymakers and business people are well catered for at the airport, where money facilities consist of several bureaux de change and cash machines as well as baby-changing rooms, a chapel and numerous quality shops and restaurants.
Liverpool John Lennon International Airport is also well served by pubic transport, with buses, hotel shuttles and taxis departing directly from the airport and nearby rail services all operational throughout the day. It is only a short journey to the nearest rail station, where services to Liverpool are frequent, while buses run twice hourly and taxis are readily available from outside Arrivals, offering the fastest transfer option.
Address: Speke Hall Ave, Speke, Liverpool L24 1YD, UK
Tel: +44 871 521 8484
Business, VIP & Wifi
Liverpool Airport has a good range of business facilities and internet access is available for those who like to do business on the move or for passengers who simply want to send and receive emails. There is a meeting room here as well as a quality VIP executive room in the Departures area, while Wifi internet access has also been installed.
Business centres: there is no business centre at Liverpool John Lennon International Airport, although the Cavern Suite meeting room and the VIP Halewood International Executive Lounge provide excellent business facilities for business travellers and for those who are looking for respite from the crowds.
Meeting rooms: Liverpool John Lennon International Airport has a fully-equipped conference suite, The Cavern Suite, which has theatre-style seating for 80 delegates or 30 delegates board-style; it comes with presentation and catering facilities. The Cavern Suite is located on the second floor of the terminal building and can be hired by calling.
VIP: the Halewood International Executive Lounge is located in the Departures lounge on the first floor of the terminal building and is a quality VIP room, with internet access, laptop plug-in points, payphone facilities and standard office desks and chairs. Newspapers, snacks, alcoholic beverages and hot and cold drinks are also available here.
Internet: pay-as-you-go internet kiosks can be found on the second floor near Wetherspoon’s and also in the Departures lounge opposite WH Smiths. In addition, those with configured laptop computers can make use of Liverpool John Lennon Airport’s Wifi technology.
A large proportion of visitors arriving at Liverpool John Lennon International Airport are tourists interested in visiting the city of Liverpool. Although public transport to Liverpool is very good, hiring a car lets you sightsee at your leisure and gives you the option of exploring nearby cities and the Peak District National Park to the east.
There are five car hire firms at Liverpool Airport that combine to offer a huge fleet of vehicles. The car rental companies represented at the airport include: Holiday Autos, Avis, Enterprise, National and Hertz. On-the-spot demand for cars is high therefore we recommend that you book in advance to secure the right car for your needs.
Mothers and babies: baby-changing rooms have been conveniently located on all terminal floors of Liverpool John Lennon International Airport, where baby-changing tables and accessories have been provided. Baby-changing rooms can be found near the check-in desks on the ground floor; near the Domestic and International Arrivals corridor on the first floor and within the retail areas of the second floor. A wide range of shops are also available to keep mums happy, with the likes of Dorothy Perkins, The Shoe Company, The Spar and WH Smith on-hand as well as the well-stocked Alpha duty-free store in Departures.
Children: there are three amusement arcades at Liverpool John Lennon International Airport, which are located both before and after security. The arcades are fitted out with modern games and can be found in the following locations: next to O’Brien’s Irish Coffee Shop in Arrivals; next to the Estuary Food Village in Departures; and near WH Smith on the second floor. In addition, Liverpool Airport has many cafés and restaurants that offer children’s menus.
The following destinations are currently serviced by schedule or charter flights on a regular or seasonal basis.
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Liverpool John Lennon International Airport is a short drive from the M56, M62, M57 and the M6 motorways, allowing for quick access to other parts of the UK, while the city centre of Liverpool is only 10 miles to the northwest.
From the north: take the M6 motorway south and exit the M62 at Junction 21A. Drive west along the M62 on a heading for Liverpool and exit onto the A5300 (south) at Junction 6. Turn right onto the A561 (Speke boulevard) and then follow the signs for Liverpool Airport.
From the south: take the M6 motorway north and exit onto the M62 at Junction 21A. Continue westward bound on the M62 and then exit at Junction 6 onto the A5300. Follow the A561 (Speke boulevard) to the airport.
From the east: the M62 motorway comes in from Manchester and the east. Head towards Liverpool and exit onto the A5300 south (signposted Liverpool Airport) at Junction 6. The A5300 then leads onto the A561 (Speke boulevard), which leads directly to the airport.
Previously called Speke Airport, Liverpool John Lennon International Airport serves more than three million passengers per year and has all modern facilities and services to deal with this number of passengers comfortably. Essential facilities include five moneychangers, cash machines (ATMs) on every floor, comprehensive disabled facilities and baby-changing rooms. There are cafés, restaurants and shops throughout the terminal building including a substantial duty-free store in Departures, while children’s arcades are also on-site.
Money: the airport’s Travelex moneychangers are well dispersed and can be found opposite the check-in desks on the main concourse of the ground floor, in Arrivals and in Departures on the first floor. There is also a moneychanger situated on the second floor, where most of the airport’s facilities are. Cash machines are also on every floor of the terminal building.
Services: the information desk at Liverpool John Lennon International Airport is conveniently located on the main concourse, on the ground floor of the terminal building, and is open during airport opening hours, while a multi-faith prayer room is located on the second floor, next to the elevators. In addition, children will be happy to learn that video amusement arcades can be found before and after security.
Smoking: UK law now deems it an offence to smoke in enclosed public areas and as a result, there is a no smoking policy at Liverpool John Lennon International Airport.
Liverpool John Lennon International Airport is located 10 miles to the southeast of Liverpool city centre and is a popular airport, owing to the many low-cost airlines that serve it. Although there are not many hotels situated near the airport, there are many to choose from within the city and its surroundings. Some of our recommended hotels include:
Liverpool Marriott Hotel South (three star)
Located on Speke road, only two miles from Liverpool Airport, the Marriot offers courtesy airport transfers and free parking for up to 15 days. This hotel is tastefully decorated Art Deco style and features excellent facilities including a bar and a restaurant and the use of a nearby leisure centre. All rooms are air-conditioned and have tea and coffee making facilities, TV, telephone and hairdryer.
Check in: 14:00. Check out: 11:00 More details and reservation online
Quality Hotel Chester (three star)
The Quality Hotel Chester is a medium-priced hotel located in Chestershire, near the M53 motorway, only six miles from Liverpool John Lennon International Airport. The contemporary hotel comes with a stylish restaurant and bar, and boasts commendable business and leisure facilities as well as free parking. Other facilities include: a dry cleaning service; 24-hour front desk and porter service; currency exchange; left luggage; and TV, telephone and tea and coffee making facilities in every room.
Check in: 15:00. Check out: 11:00 More details and reservation online
Forest Hills Hotel (three star)
Located in Frodsham, six miles from Liverpool Airport, Forrest Hills Hotel is well known for its up-to-date leisure club facilities and has free parking for up to 200 cars. Standard facilities such as 24-hour porters and front desk are available, while extra facilities include: children’s services; health suite facilities including a swimming pool, sun bed, sauna and steam room; a fully-equipped gym; an aerobics dance studio; and a snooker room. Guest rooms have a TV, radio, telephone, iron and tea and coffee making facilities.
Check in: 13:00. Check out: 11:00 More details and reservation online
Daresbury Park Hotel (four star)
The Daresbury Park Hotel is a quality four-star establishment in nearby Warrington, about eight miles from Liverpool Airport. The free car park has space for up to 400 cars, while excellent business facilities and a host of other facilities such as currency exchange, left luggage and baby-sitting services make this a favourite among travellers. Leisure facilities here are second to none, with pool, sauna, gym, beauty therapy and many other extras, while rooms come well equipped and include: satellite TV, radio, telephone, trouser press, iron, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities.
Check in: 14:00. Check out: 11:00 More details and reservation online
Liverpool John Lennon International Airport comes with a dedicated complement of personnel including information, porter, medical and police representatives, who have all been well trained in passenger communication. There are information desks on all three floors, conveniently located near the terminal’s entrances.
Liverpool John Lennon International Airport has short-term, long-term and valet car parking, with parking facilities conveniently located near to the terminal. There is one short-term car park and two long-term lots, with disabled parking available in each of them and at a designated point in front of the terminal entrance.
Short term: the short-term car park at Liverpool John Lennon International Airport is best used for dropping off and picking up passengers and is charged at an hourly rate. This car park is situated closest to the terminal and is located opposite Departures. Payment is made on return to the car park via automatic payment machines.
Long term: the long-term car parks are also located very near to the terminal building at Liverpool Airport. Security at the car parks is excellent, with regular security personnel patrolling the lots 24 hours as well as CCTV surveillance. Spaces are charged at daily and weekly rates, and can be booked online at the airport’s website or by calling.
Special needs: if the designated disabled car park located directly in front of the terminal is full, there are disabled parking spaces throughout the car parks at Liverpool John Lennon International Airport. Assistance can be provided by calling the airport beforehand
Shops & Eating
Restaurants and bars: Departures and the second floor have the bulk of the airport’s cafés, restaurants and bars, where popular fast-food outlets and food halls can be found. Places to eat on the second floor include the aptly named Aintree Food Village, Burger King and Caffé Ritazza, while Starbucks offers quality coffee and Wetherspoon’s Argosy Bar has a range of alcoholic beverages at attractive prices. Within the Departures lounge on the first floor, you will find the excellent Food Fare Restaurant and the popular Daytripper Bar.
Convenience items: there are plenty of shopping opportunities at Liverpool John Lennon International Airport, with popular UK high street stores spread throughout the terminal building, particularly on the second floor and in Departures. Some of the excellent outlets before security include: WH Smith, The Soft Shoe Company, Sock Shop and Accessories, while Departures offers WH Smith, Boots, Sports Co. and Dabs.com.
Duty free shopping: the Alpha Airport Shopping duty-free store at Liverpool John Lennon International Airport is located in Departures and has a huge range of premium brand products at attractive tax-free prices for those who are travelling outside of the European Union. Some of the most popular items at the duty-free store include: alcohol and cigarettes, perfumes and cosmetics, sunglasses and fashion accessories, electronics and gadgets, and a host of other interesting items such as travel-related goods.
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Liverpool John Lennon International Airport caters well for disabled people and the airport meets with European standards for disabled persons’ facilities. A wide range of facilities and services are in place for those in wheelchairs, the hard of hearing and partially-sighted travellers including porter assistance for hassle-free transit. If you think you will need special assistance while at the airport, you should call your airline ahead of time and a porter will be assigned to assist you from the car park up until you board your aircraft if necessary.
Disabled facilities at Liverpool Airport include: wide aisles and elevators; specially adapted toilets throughout the terminal; low-level public telephones on every floor; wheelchairs on request; an ambulift to assist with boarding and alighting of aircraft and conveniently located disabled parking spaces for disabled persons’ badge holders.
Induction loop systems have also been installed at Liverpool John Lennon International Airport, so that those with hearing problems can hear important announcements. Terminal signs are designed to be easy to read for partially sighted passengers.
Liverpool is one of the UK’s most popular city destinations and it comes with a surprising amount of history and shopping, eating and nightlife options. Liverpool is the home of The Beatles and many tourists come here to pay homage to their idols, while many will say that Liverpool United (Anfield) is an even bigger draw. Brilliant museums and galleries also feature at the tourist haven that is the Albert Dock.
• Albert Dock is a rejuvenated part of Liverpool and one of its star attractions, featuring The Beatles Story exhibition and the Tate Gallery.
• The award-winning Merseyside Maritime Museum is at the northern end of Albert Dock and retells the history of Liverpool as a major port.
• The Cavern Club is one of the world’s most famous live music venues and was the original haunt of the ‘Famous Four’.
• The Museum of Liverpool Life delves into the culture of Liverpool’s people through the eons, from the love of football and Liverpool United to inner-city riots.
• Liverpool Cathedral has a commanding position over the city and boasts magnificent stained glass windows.
Eating and shopping: Liverpool is loaded with shopping options and pedestrianised streets in the city centre harbour numerous popular UK high street department stores, unique and well established boutiques and specialty shops. You will find the bulk of the bustling shopping areas situated on Church, Bold, Lord, Paradise and Whitechapel streets, while Albert Dock offers many specialist outlets.
For dining, Liverpool offers the usual collection of fast-food chains, while Slater street has a number of more traditional cafés and restaurants, and Berry street in Chinatown has a good selection of Chinese noodle stalls. The nightlife in Liverpool is legendary, with bars, pubs and clubs throughout the city; the Philharmonic and the Ye Cracke are two of the city’s best known watering holes, the latter of which was a favourite with John Lennon.
Day trips and tours: home of the Grand National, Aintree Racecourse is one of the world’s most recognisable racecourses and is situated only a short drive from Liverpool city centre; a nine-hole golf course is also located on-site. A fantastic example of Tudor architecture can be seen at the 15th century Speke Hall, while the massive Metropolitan Cathedral is on a par with the world famous St Peter’s in London.
For those who wish to explore the outer reaches of the city, Port Sunlight is a purpose-built Victorian village with a large collection of arts and crafts shops, and it is located to the southeast of Liverpool, while the Peak District National Park is just beyond bustling Manchester to the east.
Liverpool John Lennon International Airport is a very convenient airport to fly into, especially for the budget-conscious, as it is mainly served by low-cost airlines. The airport itself is well-structured and easy to navigate, while facilities and services for both holidaymakers and those on business are excellent.
Terminal: Liverpool Airport is a single-terminal facility, handling both domestic and international flights. There are three floors, with Ticketing and Check-in situated on the ground floor (Level 1), Arrivals and Departures on the first floor (Level 2) and the bulk of the airport’s facilities on the second floor (Level 3).
Getting to Liverpool and farther afield from Liverpool John Lennon International Airport is straightforward, with regular and efficient trains, buses and taxis on hand. The train station is a short taxi or shuttle bus ride away and many top hotels in the area provide free transfers.
Rail and metro: Allerton and Garston train stations are situated nearby, with buses and taxis making the trip in minutes from Liverpool Airport. Train services run to Liverpool Central Station, from where services run to destinations nationwide.
Shuttles and buses: Arriva buses run to Liverpool’s Lime Street Station twice hourly (a 45-minute journey) and make several stops en-route. In addition, Supertravel and Joblink buses run to destinations farther afield from Liverpool John Lennon International Airport, while shuttle services link the airport with the nearest train stations. Several nearby hotels offer their guests free airport transfers; it is wise to check with your hotel on booking whether they run such a service.
Taxi and limo: taxis are readily available from outside Arrivals at Liverpool John Lennon International Airport for fast transfers to Liverpool, hotels and destinations farther afield. Taxis to Liverpool city centre are metered, although passengers wishing to take a taxi to far off destinations should agree on a price first. There are no limousine services operating from Liverpool Airport, although you can book one online from one of the many limousine operations in the city centre.