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RAF Speke has come a long way since its first scheduled flights in 1930 that linked Liverpool with Manchester. It’s changed its name (to John Lennon International Airport – JLIA) it’s upped its game (it serves just under 5m passengers a year) and it’s less than 3 miles from Liverpool South Parkway on a comfy bus.

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With travel times of just 10 minutes from Liverpool Lime Street and then a 10-minute bus ride, Liverpool South Parkway is the station you'll need if you want to travel to Liverpool John Lennon Airport. The new 500 Airport Flyer bus takes you direct to the LJLA and is equipped with comfortable e-leather seating as well as free Wi-Fi and USB charging, so you can stay connected on the go. Add- on tickets are available to Liverpool John Lennon Airport via Liverpool South Parkway and the 500/86A bus services. Remember to select this option when purchasing your train ticket online or just ask at TPE stations when purchasing your train ticket.


A trip to Liverpool South Parkway reveals some verdant attractions. You can wander around the National Trust’s Speke Hall, Garden and Estate. This is a restored Tudor manor house on the banks of the Mersey with a rich and turbulent history. Today it’s a scene of unparalleled tranquility set in its beautiful grounds. Take a tour around Sefton Park and you’ll find a magnificent palm house, statues and monuments, a playground and much more . Finally, at Calderstones Park you can experience ornamental gardens, fields, woodland and a lake.

John Lennon statue in Liverpool airport
John Lennon statue, Liverpool airport

You can pop to The Kissing Gate for a beer or a glass of wine and a couple of starters, or go all out with a burger or curry. Like most of the restaurants here, The Estuary Bar & Grill opens at 4.30 am, so if you’re up for breakfast this is a great place to get a Full English – there’s also a wide selection of main meals as well. Frankie & Benny's offers a large selection of pasta, pizza and burgers with a 1950s twist.


The Hampton by Hilton is walking distance to the terminal and has excellent views of the runway – it’s ideal for travellers and visitors alike. Just a mile from the airport is the Holiday Inn Express, a modern hotel with all the amenities you’ll need for your stay – whether it’s for business or leisure. Both hotels offer a complimentary breakfast and free Wi-Fi throughout.


There are lots of savings to be made at World Duty Free with discounts on high-street brands such as Chanel and Dior. For some pampering, head to AeroSpa for a treatment based on your available time. Manicures, brows, lashes, gels and massage are just some of the treatments available. Whether it’s a Beatles mug, a Liverpool FC hoodie or a miniature Superlambanana, With Love from Liverpool will have the souvenir for you.

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