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COVID 19 - Latest Information:

Public transport to and from Liverpool John Lennon Airport continues to be affected by the measures in place to combat the spread of the coronavirus. As a consequence, bus and rail operations are subject to change at short notice with various timetable changes in place.

Whilst information on this page relates to bus services in operation before the coronavirus pandemic, it highlights what bus services serve the airport and the relevant operator, though not all may currently operate.

Passengers are advised to carefully consider how to travel to the Airport and to check directly with bus and rail operators for the latest service information. The wearing of face coverings is now compulsory on all public transport.

Merseytravel have launched a ‘Re Think Travel’ campaign asking everyone to rethink how they travel at this time, considering if journeys are essential and, if so, when and by what means people travel as although transport services are running capacity is limited.

Important information about transport services across the Liverpool City Region is provided, with Travel Demand Management messages and signposting customers to more detailed service information and timetables for bus, rail, ferry and tunnel services. Click here for the latest information.

Getting to and from Liverpool John Lennon Airport by Public Transport

If you're travelling to or from Liverpool John Lennon Airport by bus, you'll be able to find an abundance of information on Merseytravel's website.

Using the Merseytravel Journey Planner you can quickly establish how best to get to and from Liverpool John Lennon Airport by train, bus or ferry. You can also download this from the Apple App Store or Google Play to enable you to stay informed whilst on the move. 

Alternatively, you can call Merseytravel Customer Service on 0151 330 1000 for travel advice between the hours of 7am-8pm Monday to Friday and 8am-8pm on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays. For more options on how to get in touch with Merseytravel, please click here

Bus Customer Services at Liverpool John Lennon Airport

An Arriva staff member is often on hand at the various bus stops, to answer any queries you may have, just look for the orange high visibility jacket. 

Arriva App

The Arriva Bus app allows you to easily navigate to and from Liverpool John Lennon Airport in addition to routes throughout the rest of the UK too. This handy tool can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or alternatively Google Play. Find more information here.  

Walrus

Walrus cards are contactless cards that can be used for travel on buses, trains and some Ferry services across Merseyside.

For your convenience, Walrus cards can be purchased within the Airport Terminal Building at the SPAR convenience shop on the ground floor and for alternative methods of transport, visit our directions page. 

500 Airport Flyer Bus Service

Travellers to and from Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) are able to take advantage of improved bus links and lower fares to make their journey better than ever. The 500 bus route from Arriva between Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Liverpool One bus station also serves Liverpool South Parkway in both directions, providing easier connections with the rail network for travellers using this busy rail station and bus interchange. Liverpool South Parkway has efficient rail services to Cheshire, Manchester, Yorkshire, the North East, East Midlands, West Midlands and connections to London Euston services at Runcorn or Crewe.

The 500 service also provides easy connections with the National Express coach network also available at Liverpool ONE bus station.

To make your journey even more seamless to the airport we have worked with partners to introduce new through tickets.

  • Rail Network: Through “add on” tickets are available to Liverpool John Lennon Airport from anywhere on the rail network via Liverpool South Parkway and the 500 and 80A and 86A bus services. So remember to select this option when purchasing your train ticket online or just ask at your local rail station when purchasing your train ticket.
  • National Express Coach Network: Through “add on” tickets are available to Liverpool John Lennon Airport from the National Express coach network via Liverpool ONE bus station and the 500 bus service. So remember to select this when purchasing your National Express coach ticket.

86A Bus runs 24hours!

The Arriva 86A local bus service from Liverpool city centre to Liverpool John Lennon Airport via Liverpool South Parkway is operating 24 Hours a Day. 

 Popular Bus Routes 

Bus and Route

Arriva 500

Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Liverpool ONE

Via Liverpool South Parkway

Frequency: One every 30 minutes every day

Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Murdishaw (Runcorn)

Frequency: One every 30 minutes every day

Arriva 86A/86D
Between Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Liverpool City Centre/Liverpool One
Via Liverpool South Parkway

Frequency: Monday to Friday – 12minutes (morning) – 15 minutes (evening)

Saturday and Sunday – every 15 minutes

Arriva 80A
Between Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Liverpool City Centre
Via Liverpool South Parkway

Frequency: 20 minutes – Monday to Friday (morning) – 30 minutes M+F (evening)

Saturday and Sunday – every 30 minutes

Arriva 81A/81 (Sundays only)
Between Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Bootle

Frequency: 20 minutes Monday to Friday

Saturday – 30 minutes

Sunday (81) – 30 minutes

Arriva 89
Between Liverpool John Lennon Airport and St Helens

Via Whiston Hospital

Frequency: 20 minutes – Monday to Friday (morning) – 30 minutes (evening)

Saturday – same timing as Monday to Friday

Sunday – morning and evening 30 minutes

Merseytravel 3A

Between Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Huyton

Frequency: Monday to Friday – 1 hour

Saturday – 1 hour (only runs in the morning)

To view timetable information, please click here.

For further information regarding bus stops and services to and from Liverpool John Lennon Airport, please click below.

Travelling to and from Liverpool John Lennon Airport

At the Airport

If you are arriving at Liverpool John Lennon Airport via public transport you might want to allow extra time to enjoy the various shops, bars and restaurants in the Departure Lounge once you are through security. You could book a Fast Track security ticket to avoid the queues or even treat yourself to a pass for our exclusive Aspire premium lounge.

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