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How to get from Liverpool Lime Street to Liverpool Airport (LPL)

Liverpool John Lennon Airport is a major transportation hub located on the outskirts of Liverpool. The airport offers flights to over 150 countries worldwide with carriers such as Easyjet, Blue Air, Loganair, Ryanair and Lufthansa.

When it comes to travelling from Liverpool Lime Street to the airport, you have three transfer options; taking a taxi, the public bus or a train. A Liverpool Lime Street taxi will take just 5 minutes to reach the airport and costs around £25 (€30). A budget option is the Arriva public bus, which costs just £2.10 (€3) per passenger and takes around 50 minutes to reach Liverpool airport. Your final transfer option is to take the train, but this isn’t very convenient as it isn’t direct. The total cost for the train will be around £6 (€7.50) and the journey time is approximately 50 minutes.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €30 25min 24/7
Bus €6 50min 04:22–00:28
Train €15 50min 05:49–23:38

How to get from Liverpool Lime Street to Liverpool Airport by taxi

The only way to get directly from the door of Liverpool train station to the airport is to take a fast and reliable Liverpool Lime Street taxi. The journey will take just 25 minutes in light traffic and the cost is approximately £25 (€30) for up to 5 passengers.

Cost of a taxi from Liverpool Lime Street to Liverpool Airport

The local black cabs in Liverpool don’t offer a flat-rate fare for the journey to Liverpool airport. They will use a taximeter to calculate your fare based on the time taken and distance travelled, but it will be around £25 (€30).

Cost

£25 (€30)

Trip Duration

25 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Liverpool Lime Street train station.

Where do I get it from?

Taxis can easily be found at the designated taxi rank just outside of the train station. You will see the long line of classic black cabs once you exit the main doors.

Convenience

Taking a taxi from Liverpool Lime Street to the airport is the quickest and most convenient transfer option. You won’t need to walk through the city centre with your luggage or try to navigate the public transport systems. Instead, you can hop into a private vehicle and make your way directly to the door of your Terminal at Liverpool airport.

Editor’s Note

Taking a taxi is more expensive than the public transfer options, but you can save by sharing a taxi with a group of 5 people or by booking your transfer in advance with Welcome Pickups.

Useful Tips

The local black cabs in Liverpool can take up to 5 passengers.
Ensure your driver resets the taximeter before you begin your journey.
Tipping isn't mandatory in England, but you can round up your fare to the nearest Pound if you had great service.

How to get from Liverpool Lime Street to Liverpool Airport by bus

Taking the bus from Liverpool Lime Street to the airport is a great budget option as tickets cost just £2.10 (€3) one-way. There are two different Arriva buses that run from close to Liverpool train station to the airport, the 86A and the 500 bus. The total journey time is around 50 minutes.

How much is the bus from Liverpool Lime Street to the airport?

A one-way ticket on either the 500 bus or the 86A bus from Liverpool train station to the airport is £2.10 (€3). Your ticket can be purchased from the driver in cash or by card.

Cost

£2.10 (€3)

Trip Duration

50 Min.

*There's a waiting time of around 20 minutes for the buses.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The 86A bus runs from 04:22 to 00:28 and the 500 bus runs from 04:33 to 18:07.

Where do I get it from?

The Arriva buses don’t run directly from Liverpool Lime Street train station. For the 500 bus, you will need to St John’s Market to find the bus stop, and for the 86A bus, you will need to walk to Great Charlotte Street.

Convenience

Although the public bus is a good option for those travelling on a budget, it’s not the most convenient transfer option. You will need to walk through the city streets for around 2 minutes with your luggage and then wait for your bus to arrive. On a Monday, the 86A bus doesn’t run, so you will have a much longer wait time for the 500 bus that day.

Editor’s Note

If you're travelling light, taking the bus is a great option. However, if you're landing late at night or on a Monday, the buses either stop or are very infrequent. In this case, I recommend taking or pre-booking a taxi.

Useful Tips

You can purchase your tickets in GBP or on your card on the bus.
Be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes before the bus departs to ensure you get a seat.
The buses don't leave from Liverpool Lime Street station, you will need to walk around 2 minutes to get to the bus stops.

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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

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How to get from Liverpool Lime Street to Liverpool Airport by train

No train runs directly from Liverpool Lime Street to the airport. Instead, you will need to take a train to Liverpool South Parkway train station and then take either the 80A or 86A bus from there. The total journey time is around 50 minutes and the cost is approximately £6 (€7.50).

How much is the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Liverpool Airport?

The cost of a one-way ticket on the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Liverpool South Parkway is around £3.90 (€4.50) and the cost of the public bus is £2.10 (€3). That’s a total journey cost of around £6 (€7.50). If you book your train tickets in advance you can save up to 43%.

Cost

£6 (€7.50)

Trip Duration

50 Min.

*There's a waiting time of up to 10 minutes for the train and 30 minutes for the bus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The train runs from 05:49 to 23:38 and the bus runs from 06:05 to 00:30.

Where do I find the train from Liverpool Lime Street Station to the airport?

There’s no train that runs directly from Liverpool Lime Street to Liverpool airport. You will first have to take the train to Liverpool South Parkway and then switch to a bus. Large screens in the train station common areas will show the exact platform your train is leaving from.

Convenience

Taking the train from the Liverpool train station to the airport is the least convenient option. You will have to carry your luggage through multiple train stations and will also need to switch to a bus to complete your journey. This adds a lot of time and stress to your journey.

Editor’s Note

If you need a budget transfer option, I recommend taking the bus rather than the train as it's more direct and works out cheaper.

Useful Tips

The train doesn't run all the way to the airport, you will need to change to a bus at Liverpool South Parkway train station.
There's very little storage space on the bus and the train, so be sure to travel light.
The buses run more frequently during the day and less frequently at night, be sure to check the schedules before planning your trip.

Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Lime Street station to Liverpool Airport?

The local Liverpool black cabs don’t give a set fare for the journey from Liverpool Lime Street to the airport. The average cost for this journey is £25 (€30), but this can change depending on the time of day and the amount of traffic. To enjoy a set-rate fare you can rely on, we recommend booking your Liverpool Lime Street taxi in advance with Welcome Pickups.

How far is Liverpool Lime Street from Liverpool airport?

The distance from Liverpool Lime Street to the airport is 13.4 km. The journey will take around 25 minutes in a Liverpool Lime Street taxi, approximately 50 minutes on the public 86A or 500 bus and around 50 minutes when taking the train.

How do I get from Lime Street station to Liverpool Airport?

There are three different options when it comes to travelling from Liverpool train station to the airport; taxi, bus or train. Taking a Liverpool Lime Street taxi takes just 25 minutes to reach the airport and costs around £25 (€30). Whereas, the public 86A or 500 bus costs just £2.10 (€3) but takes 50 minutes to reach Liverpool Airport. Your final option is taking the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Liverpool South Parkway station and then the public bus from there to Liverpool Airport. This option costs around £6 (€7.50) and takes approximately 50 minutes.

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