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Transportation to and from Liverpool Airport


What is the distance from Liverpool Airport to the centre of Liverpool?

It is 14 kilometres / 8.7 miles from Liverpool Airport to the city centre, by car it takes about 25 minutes to cover the distance.

From LPL Airport to Liverpool City centre by Taxi
14 km
25 min
£ 20.-

Public transport

Bus to Liverpool

Outside the terminal buses operated by Arriva depart towards the centre of the city. The most frequently used bus by tourists is express service 500. This bus takes you in 30 minutes to and from Liverpool One Bus Station, next to Albert Dock. There are two major bus stations in the centre of Liverpool, the other is Queen Square Bus Station next to Liverpool Lime Street railway station. Bus 500 also stops near Queen Square Bus Station and Lime Street and Liverpool Central train stations. Bus 500 leaves every half hour from the airport and out of the city, from the very early morning till late. The price for a single journey on the bus is £ 2.30 for adults and £ 1.20 for children up to 18 years. However, it is more economical to buy a ‘Day Saver’ ticket valid for one day of unlimited travel in the Merseyside district, the price is only £ 4.60 for adults and £ 2.30 for children up to 18 years. You can buy tickets from the bus driver with cash or card (contactless), it also possible to use your MetroCard.

Buses 80A, 82A and 86A will also take you to the centre of Liverpool, but you will be on the way 15 to 30 minutes longer. If you want to go to Liverpool South Parkway railway station, you can take bus 80A or bus 86A, the journey time is 15 minutes on average. Via Liverpool South Parkway you can travel further by train to Liverpool, Manchester and many other destinations. Bus services 80A, 82A and 86A depart every 20 to 30 minutes to and from Liverpool Airport. An adult ticket is priced at £ 2.30, whereas a ticket for children costs £ 1.20. Other buses that run from the airport are bus 81A to Bootle and bus 89A to St Helens. Bootle and St Helens are located north of Liverpool Airport, around 100,000 people live in both cities. Please consult timetable bus line 500 and website Arriva for more information.

TIP: Experience the city of Liverpool, book a Liverpool FC stadium tour and a ticket for The Beatles Story exhibition.

Bus and train to Manchester

Bus services 80A and 86A stop at the nearest railway station Liverpool South Parkway, a bus journey takes approximately 15 minutes. Trains run from Liverpool South Parkway to the main railway stations in Manchester, namely Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road. There are several providers, such as East Midlands Railway and Northern Rail. On the route, trains make a stop at Widnes and Warrington Central. You should take into account a journey time of approximately 50 minutes, tickets for a single journey cost approximately £ 10.00. Tickets are available at the stations, but it is cheaper to buy tickets online. Please consult website National Rail for more information.

Discover and book tickets, activities and tours:



Liverpool: The Beatles Story Ticket

Take an immersive journey through the lives, times, and music of The Beatles. Discover the Fab Four’s story through recreations of key locations and moments from the band’s career in the largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to the band.


Liverpool: Liverpool Football Club Museum and Stadium Tour

Go behind the scenes inside the iconic Anfield Stadium with entry to the club’s interactive museum, The Liverpool FC Story, and all 6 European cups.


Liverpool: City and Beatles Tour with Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket

Hop on board and journey through the history of the Beatles and the city of Liverpool. Stop at Penny Lane and Strawberry Field for photos. Then take a relaxing drive through the leafy suburbs.



The Dark Side of Liverpool: 1.5-Hour Ghost History Tour

Discover Liverpool’s most famous ghosts, hear its most grisly stories, and be taken on a journey that ends at the awe-inspiring Gothic Anglican Cathedral on this unique 1.5-hour historical ghost tour through the city's colorful cultural quarter.


Liverpool: Sightseeing River Cruise on the Mersey River

Glide over the Mersey river on a sightseeing cruise. Uncover Liverpool's musical and maritime past with live commentary and see sights like the Royal Albert Dock and the 3 Graces.


Liverpool: British Music Experience Ticket

The British Music Experience tells the story of British music through costumes, instruments, performance and memorabilia from the Beatles and Bowie to Adele, and Oasis.

Tours and transport

Tour & transport

Liverpool: Liverpool Football Club Museum and Stadium Tour

Go behind the scenes inside the iconic Anfield Stadium with entry to the club’s interactive museum, The Liverpool FC Story, and all 6 European cups.

Tour & transport

Liverpool: River Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Make the most of Liverpool and see it from the water and from a bus's top deck. Enjoy a sightseeing cruise on the River Mersey and then head to land for a hop-on hop-off open-top bus tour of the city.

Tour & transport

Liverpool: Beatles Magical Mystery Bus Tour

Take a fun and fascinating tour of The Beatles' Liverpool. See all the places associated with John, Paul, George, and Ringo including where they grew up, met, and formed the band.


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