Holidays from Liverpool Airport
Liverpool airport destinations
Where do they fly to? Austria, Belgium, Estonia, France, Germany and Gibraltar, Greece and Ireland. Plus Italy, Latvia and Lithuania, Malta and the Netherlands, Norway and Poland, Portugal and the Slovak Republic, Spain, Switzerland and Turkey. Destinations within the UK include Belfast International, Derry, Isle of Man and Jersey. Some of the airport’s destinations are seasonal and only operate part of the year.
Liverpool airport basics
There’s plenty of choice for eating and drinking, with a Caffe Ritazza, Estuary Kitchen and Grill, Frankie & Benny’s and GO. Plus the H Bar, J D Wetherspoon, The Kissing Gate Bar and Eatery, Starbucks and Subway. The shopping is great too with Antler and Boots, Claire’s and JD Sports, a souvenir and gift outlet, Spar, Travelex for all your currency needs and, of course, good old WHSmith. You can also explore World Duty Free and enjoy ‘With Love From Liverpool’, home of an exciting selection of local goods and gifts.
You’ll find bus and coach stops outside the terminal. Arriva runs services that stop at the airport (86A, 80A, 81A, 82A and 89). Here’s a link for full details. The Airlink 501 bus is a fast service between the airport and Liverpool South Parkway, the nearest railway station, taking 10 minutes and running every quarter of an hour Monday-Saturday during the day. The Airlink 500 is a stopping service. And the 883 Joblink bus runs at 33 minutes past the hour through Hunts Cross, Halewood, Netherley, Belle Vale and Huyton, Mondays to Fridays.
Liverpool South Parkway station is just 2 miles away, linking with the UK’s main rail network. Liverpool Lime Street is in the city centre about 7 miles away, linking to the main train network. Hunts Cross Station is 2 miles away and Liverpool Central Station is around 7 miles away, both your first stop for local rail journeys.
The airport is close to the M57, M62 and M56 motorways. If you’re using SatNav, the post code is L24 1YD. But the airport’s website recommends it’s best to simply follow the signposts.
Family and business travel favourites EasyJet fly from Liverpool; cheap, cheerful and orange! Flybe, Ryanair and Wizz Air also use the airport, and Discover Jersey flies thousands of happy holidaymakers to and from the gorgeous Channel Islands.
Airport car parking
If you’re the type to get excited about parking, Liverpool won a Best Airport Car Park award in 2009 from Holiday Extras customers. There’s a choice of convenient parking on-site so there’s no waiting around for shuttle buses, even from long stay.
There’s a Hampton Hotel on site, at the airport itself, and a Premier Inn half a mile away. Or choose Holiday Express, just under a mile away. If you have time to spare, Liverpool’s bustling city centre and leafy suburbs are full of great accommodation to suit every price range, from low cost, friendly B&Bs to the ultimate in five star luxury.
Liverpool’s John Lennon airport hosted its first scheduled flight in 1930 and was officially opened three years later. During the Second World War it was used to test military aircraft built nearby, and in 1986 a new passenger terminal was built on the site. The new terminal was updated and extended again in 2002 and today John Lennon airport is the second biggest in the north west, home to several household-name airlines, flies to more than thirty key destinations and serves an impressive 3.2 million passengers every year.