Liverpool John Lennon Airport
Formerly known as Speke Airport, the facility was renamed during 2002 in honour of John Lennon, the famous Beatles musician from Liverpool. As one of the oldest airports in the U.K., beginning in 1930 commercial flights were regularly scheduled until the onset of WWII. At that time, the facility was used for the war and renamed RAF Speke. Today Liverpool John Lennon is one of the fastest growing airports in the U.K. with an annual usage of over 5.5 million passengers. An iconic statue of John Lennon stands in the lobby and on the terminal roof lyrics from his song, “Imagine: Above Us Only Sky” is a remembrance of the famous resident.
Liverpool John Lennon, airport code LPL, is located in Northwest England near the River Mersey. Motorists can reach the airport from the M57, M62 and M56 motorways that comprise the Merseyside road network and Knowsley Expressway. Travellers who use the Liverpool airport will find connections with many major cities within the European continent on economy carriers such as Easyjet and Ryanair. International destinations including the U.S., Canada, Asia and Africa are serviced by KLM airlines. Restaurants, pubs, shopping and executive lounges reside in the main terminal.
Liverpool Airport Parking
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A new multi-story car park structure next to the terminal provides a convenient short stay car park option. For two to four day trips, the mid-stay car park is located a short walk from the terminal but does not include disabled or preferred parking spaces. The long stay car park is cost effective and close to the terminal. Disabled parking bays may be found in the multi-story and long stay car parks.
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Passengers needing care hire services will find international companies including Alamo, Avis, Hertz, Budget, Enterprise and Europcar. Each organization maintains a desk located on the ground floor of the multi-story car park building adjacent to the terminal.
Liverpool Airport Hotels
The Hampton by Hilton Hotel resides directly across from the airport terminal. Guests receive a complimentary hot buffet breakfast and have free access to Wi-Fi and the gym facilities. The building houses a car park that may be used by guests for a daily charge.
Other nearby choices includes the Express by Holiday Inn John Lennon, a full scale hotel offering reasonable rates and free overnight parking. The Crowne Plaza Hotel Liverpool is an elegant 4-star property with spacious rooms, business services, an indoor pool and close proximity to the city centre.
Travellers who use Liverpool John Lennon will find arrivals and departures to favourite Europe destinations including Paris, Madrid, Lisbon, Amsterdam, Dubrovnik and Geneva on Easyjet Airlines. Ryanair offers additional economy service to Seville, Venice and Rome among other destinations. For international travel, KLM Airlines offers daily flights to North American cities such as Los Angeles, New York City and Montreal. Service by KLM has expanded to include Beijing, Dubai and Tokyo as well as other international destinations.
The airport is serviced by several bus routes that originate in Liverpool City Centre at London Road and also Lime Street. Liverpool South Parkway railway station is the closest rail station to the airport. Passengers will need to transfer by bus or coach to reach the terminal and should expect a 10 minute ride. Buses are available every 20 minutes during the weekly daytime hours.
There are several taxi companies in the Liverpool area that can take you to and from John Lennon Airport. You can always prebook a private hire taxi, or hail a black cab on any highway.
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