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Car Hire at Liverpool Airport

Need a car once you land at Liverpool John Lennon Airport? Flying from Liverpool and want to book vehicle hire at your destination? Either way, we can help. We make arranging transport for your holiday or business trip quick, easy and completely stress-free.

There are a number of great value car rental services available on site at Liverpool Airport and you can choose from a full range of vehicles, so you won’t struggle to find a car that suits your needs and budget. Take your pick from Enterprise, Europcar, Avis and Hertz to find the right deal for you. Booking on our website can also save you money. In fact, arrange car hire at Liverpool Airport in advance with us and we could save you as much as 15% compared with booking on the day.

You’ll also have peace of mind knowing that your car will be ready and waiting when you arrive. All you have to do is collect it. Then at the end of your stay, or when your hire period comes to an end, simply drop the car off at the airport or at another convenient location.

Where to find your hire car at Liverpool Airport

Finding your hire car is quick and easy. Simply head to the airport’s Car Rental Centre, which is situated on the ground floor of the short stay multi-storey car park. To get to this car park, leave the Arrivals area of the terminal building and cross the road towards the Express Drop Off & Pick Up Car Park. Look out for the car hire company signs.

If you are dropping your vehicle back off at the airport, all you have to do is look out for the car rental return area. As you approach the terminal along Speke Hall Avenue, take the third exit at the roundabout. The rental return car park is clearly signposted. It’s then a very short walk after leaving your vehicle to get to the terminal building.  

Why book your car hire with us?

There are lots of reasons to arrange your car rental at Liverpool Airport with us. Here are just some:

  • Book online today and save 15%
  • Lowest price guarantee
  • No hidden fees
  • Trusted by over 4 million customers

Contact car rental operators

The Car Rental Centre at Liverpool John Lennon Airport is open seven days a week (opening hours vary by operator), so you can book online today or call our car rental operators directly. The choice is yours.

Avis and Budget Car Hire:

+44 (0)844 544 6019

Europcar Car Hire:

+44 (0)151 486 8401

Enterprise Rent-a-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo:

+44 (0)151 486 6600

Hertz Rent a Car:

+44 (0)151 486 1999

Driving in Liverpool: what you need to know

Liverpool is fairly well-served by public transport, but having a hire car will give you more freedom and flexibility to explore the city and surrounding area. 

There are a few pointers to be aware of if you’re new to driving in this part of the world. For example, the speed limit on many of Liverpool’s streets is 30mph, but it’s important to look out for areas that have a 20mph limit in operation. These streets tend to be well signposted. If you want to travel across to the other side of the Mersey, there are two road tunnels available. The Queensway Tunnel connects the city to Birkenhead, while the Kingsway Tunnel joins it to Wallasey. These tunnels are in operation 24/7 365 days a year, although they do occasionally close for maintenance. They are both toll roads, so make sure you have your credit or debit card, or enough cash, handy.

You should also be aware of the various bus lanes when driving in Liverpool. These lanes are restricted and if you use them during prohibited times, you will be fined. The restrictions are clearly signposted, so keep an eye out for them.

There are thousands of parking spaces available across the city charging different rates. Options include on-street pay and display spaces and designated car parks. It’s worth researching your options before you make a journey to ensure you find a spot that’s close to the attractions you’re visiting and offers the best value for money for the time period you’re likely to stay.

Driving in the UK

If you haven’t driven in the UK before, make sure you research the rules of the road carefully before you collect your hire car at Liverpool Airport. Here are just a few of the facts that you should be aware of:

  • You drive on the left side of the road and overtake on the right.
  • It is an offence to use a hand-held mobile phone or another similar device when driving.
  • The speed limits are as follows:

Motorways and dual-carriageways - up to 70mph (112km/h) (watch out for variable speed limits, which will be signposted overhead or at the roadside)

Built-up areas - up to 30mph (48km/h), unless otherwise specified

Outside built-up areas - 60mph (96km/h)

Top Liverpool attractions

Liverpool city centre is just over a 20-minute drive from the airport. Once you’ve made the short journey into this former European Capital of Culture, you can explore highlights including The Beatles Story exhibition, the Albert Dock, the World Museum, the Tate Liverpool, St George’s Hall, Liverpool ONE shopping centre and Liverpool Cathedral.

Attractions a short drive from Liverpool

There are also many visitor favourites in the surrounding area that are easy to reach by car. Options include:

The Beatles' Childhood Homes - Tours of the childhood homes of Beatles legends McCartney and Lennon depart from Speke Hall, just a few minutes by car from Liverpool Airport.

Speke Hall - This Tudor house is an attraction in itself. Surrounded by verdant woodland and beautiful gardens, it provides a glimpse into the area’s history. It’s a great place to take the kids too, with a hedge maze, adventure trail and two play areas.

Formby Pinewoods - Offering scenic pine woodlands and some of Europe’s best sand dune habitats, this is a great place for wildlife spotting. Keep your eyes peeled for red squirrels, sand lizards and natterjack toads, among other animals. And all just a 35-minute drive from the airport.

West Kirby Beach - Around 50 minutes from Liverpool Airport via the Kingsway Tunnel, this coastal spot on the Wirral is a great place for a relaxing stroll, a picnic or even a paddle if the weather’s warm enough. There is a pay and display car park close to the beach and you’ll find free parking along the nearby promenade.

Chester - A 40-minute car journey will get you to the walled city of Chester. Complete with Roman ruins, Tudor buildings and a two-level high street, it is loved by history buffs and shoppers alike. Chester Zoo is also well worth a visit.

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