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How to get from Liverpool Airport to the City Centre

Liverpool was a trade and migration hub from the 18th to the 20th century, so it’s filled with beautiful architecture and rich history. Known for its impressive waterfront docks, restaurants and bars, music scene and iconic mercantile buildings, there’s no end to the beautiful sites to see in Liverpool.

To get from Liverpool airport to the City Centre, you have two options, taking a taxi or the public bus. Taking a Liverpool Airport taxi is the most convenient transfer as it takes just 30 minutes and costs around £34 (€40) during the day and £40 (€48) at night. The public AirLink 500 or an Arriva bus will take around 35 minutes to reach Liverpool city centre and will cost £3 (€3.50) or £2.10 (€2.50) respectively.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €40 30min 24/7
Bus €6 35min 04:00–23:59

How to get from Liverpool Airport to City Centre by taxi

The only way to get directly from Liverpool airport to your hotel in the city centre is by taking a fast and efficient Liverpool Airport taxi. You can make your way from Liverpool airport to the city centre in just 30 minutes and the cost is around £34 (€40) during the day and £40 (€48) at night.

How much is a taxi from Liverpool Airport to City Centre?

The cost of a local black cab from Liverpool airport to the city centre of Liverpool will be calculated using a taximeter. The average cost for this journey is £34 (€40) if you’re travelling during the day and £40 (€48) if you’re travelling late at night or during the early hours of the morning.

Cost

£34 (€40)

Trip Duration

30 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Liverpool Airport.

Where do I find the transport from John Lennon Airport to the City Centre?

The local black cabs can be found at a taxi rank just outside of the terminal exit doors at Liverpool airport. If you have booked a private taxi for your transfer, you’ll find your ride waiting at one of the car parks.

Convenience

Taking a private Liverpool airport taxi means that you won’t need to wait in line for public transport, carry your luggage through bus stations or worry about storing your personal belongings while you make your way from Liverpool airport to the city centre. Instead, you can make your way directly to your hotel knowing your personal belongings and loved ones are safe and secure.

Editor’s Note

Although taking a taxi is the most expensive transfer option, you can split the cost of the fare between 5 people and save.

Useful Tips

The black cabs at Liverpool Airport can take up to 5 passengers as standard.
Tipping your driver isn't expected in England, but if you had a great experience, you can round up your fare to the nearest Pound.
Be sure to wear your seatbelt at all times while in the taxi, this is required by law.

Welcome Pickups transfer

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Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Liverpool. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Prices

DAYTIME
€40.0
NIGHTTIME
€48.0
Same price as a regular taxi from the line

PRICES FOR

Sedan Car

4 pax, 4 pieces of luggage

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How to get from Liverpool Airport to the City Centre by bus

There are a few different bus lines that run from Liverpool airport to the city centre of Liverpool; the AirLink 500 and the Arriva buses 80A, 82A and 86A. The AirLink 500 bus is the most comfortable, but the Arriva buses run slightly more frequently during the day. The total journey time for all the public buses is around 35 minutes.

How much is the bus from Liverpool Airport to City Centre?

A one-way ticket on the AirLink 500 bus costs £2.30 (€3) and one on the Arriva bus costs £2.10 (€2.50). You can purchase your tickets from the driver on the bus.

Cost

£2.10 (€2.50) - £2.30 (€3)

Trip Duration

35 Min.

*There's a waiting time of up to 30 minutes for the bus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The AirLink 500 bus runs from 04:00 to 24:00 and the Arriva buses run from 04:58 to 23:25.

Where do I find the bus from John Lennon Airport to City Centre?

Every bus from Liverpool airport to the city centre can be found at the bus station. Simply follow the signs for “Ground Transportation” and you will find the bus stops clearly marked in front of you. The AirLink 500 bus is bright purple, so it will be easy to see.

Convenience

Although taking the bus is a cheap transfer option, it’s not the most convenient. You will need to wait in the cold for up to 30 minutes and once you reach Liverpool One Bus Station in the city centre, you will need to take alternate transportation to your hotel.

Editor’s Note

If you're looking for a cheap transfer from Liverpool Airport to the city centre, taking the bus is a good option. However, the AirLink 500 is much more comfortable and is a little faster than the other buses, so I recommend choosing that option.

Useful Tips

Be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes before the bus departs to secure a seat.
You can pay by cash or on your card for your ticket on the bus.
There's limited storage space on the bus, so be sure to travel light.

Frequently asked questions

What's the distance from Liverpool airport to the city centre?

The distance from Liverpool Airport to the city centre of Liverpool is 15 km. Taking a Liverpool Airport taxi will take around 30 minutes and the public AirLink 500 bus will take approximately 35 minutes to reach the city centre.

How much is a taxi from Liverpool airport to the city centre?

The local Liverpool black cabs charge their fares based on a taximeter. The average cost for a taxi from Liverpool Airport to the city centre is £34 (€40) during the day and £40 (€48) at night. If you’d prefer the peace of mind that comes with a set-rate fare, you can pre-book your transfer with Welcome Pickups.

How much is a bus from Liverpool airport to the city centre?

There are two different public bus options that serve Liverpool Airport; the AirLink 500 and Arriva buses. The AirLink 500 costs £2.30 (€3) one-way and the Arriva 80A, 82A and 86A buses all cost £2.10 (€2.50).

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