Here’s a quick guide to our Liverpool Airport parking options.

Car ParkParking Type
Customer Rating
Transfer TimePark Mark
Price From (per week)
Imagine Park & Ride Parking
Imagine Park & Ride Parking Liverpool John Lennon Airport LPLC

Off Airport
(295 Reviews)

Walking time 4 minutes
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£65.99
Imagine Meet & Greet
Imagine Meet & Greet Liverpool John Lennon Airport LPLM

Meet & Greet
(8 Reviews)
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£100.00

Park Mark Safer Parking Award

Airport parking security is a priority for us and for our customers and we always partner where possible with parking facilities that are accredited with the Park Mark Safer Parking Award.

The Park Mark Safer Parking Scheme is a Police Crime Prevention Initiative designed to reduce both crime and the fear of crime in car parks across the UK. Car parks that carry the award are assessed each year on their standards of security, maintenance and management practices.

Look out for the Park Mark tick when choosing your airport parking.

Find out more about the Park Mark Safer Parking Award.

Liverpool Airport Car Parks Reviews

Let our independent customer reviews help you decide on the type of parking at Liverpool Airport that is best suited to your needs and budget.

We encourage all customer feedback, whether it is about car park facilities, customer service or the initial booking process, so we can continue to provide the best-value, quality parking products.

Our reviews are genuine, verified responses from APH customers, which are collected independently by Reviews.io.

Terminals

Liverpool has one terminal, so there is no need to check which terminal you are flying from when booking your Liverpool Airport parking.

Our parking options are all close to the terminal entrance, so it is easy to navigate from parking through to check-in.

Use our handy guides to find out what facilities to expect once you are inside the terminal building, such as baggage trolleys and charges, how to access free WiFi and where to eat and drink.

Although we know you need peace of mind that your vehicle is parked in a secure facility while you are away, we also understand that value for money is just as important.

And having been in the business of airport parking for over forty years, we know all the tips and tricks to help keep costs down. We also continually look at our booking data and share our insights to help our customers secure the best Liverpool Airport parking deal.

Book early to save on your Liverpool parking

Liverpool Airport parking charges can fluctuate according to both season and availability. Just like most airfares, in fact. So, our first money-saving tip is to book your parking as soon as possible, especially if travelling in peak season.

Our booking data shows, on average, that the cheapest time to book parking at Liverpool Airport is six months prior to travel. You could, in fact, save over 50 per cent, in comparison with making a reservation just one week before you fly.

In terms of cash, this means instead of paying £60.00 for a week’s parking, you could pay just £27.00. That’s a great saving of £33.00, which you’d probably agree is much better in your pocket!

The chart below displays the increase in Liverpool Airport parking prices over a six-month period. Prices are average price per day.

Liverpool airport car park price progression

Prices are correct at time of writing and subject ot change

Opt for park and ride parking

Park & Ride parking is usually the most economical form of airport parking and at Liverpool Airport you can even park and walk, as the terminal entrance is just 400 yards from Imagine Park & Ride!

Offering great value for money as well as secure parking, pick Imagine Park & Ride for economical off-airport parking that does not require a bus transfer from the car park to the terminal.

Our cheapest parking at Liverpool Airport

Here’s a quick overview of our current best airport parking offers, based on a week’s parking.

Car Park Parking type Transfer time Price*
Park Smart Parking On-airport 5-7 minute walk £53.99*
Liverpool Airport Long Stay On-airport 5 minute walk £65.99*
*prices based on 1 weeks parking for arrivals in April 2023

Sign-up for great deals

Our second money-saving tip is to sign up to our mailing list. That way you’ll be kept informed of all our top airport parking deals at Liverpool and across the UK.

And in addition, you’ll also receive an instant discount of a minimum 10 per cent.

Jump to the bottom of this page to “Join here for discounts and offers” and just enter your email address to start saving.

There are different types of airport parking, to suit different needs and budgets. To help you decide which type is best for you, here’s a quick overview.

Liverpool airport parking types

Here is all you need to know about finding the right parking at Liverpool Airport for your trip.

Off-airport parking: How it works

Generally the most economical type of airport parking, off-airport car parks are located outside of the airport grounds and usually require a short shuttle bus transfer to the terminal. Although at Liverpool, Imagine Park & Ride is close enough that you can walk it in less than five minutes.

With off-airport parking, you simply follow the directions to the car park, offload your luggage, drop your keys and make your way to the terminal, either by bus transfer or on foot. Your car will be parked for you in a secure parking space and will be returned to the Reception area for you to collect at the end of your trip.

At Liverpool, Imagine Park & Ride is accredited with the Park Mark Safer Parking Award and has security fencing, barrier controls for entry and exit, CCTV and is patrolled 24 hours a day.

Here's a quick overview of how off-airport parking works.

Liverpool on-airport long stay parking process

Best for: travellers seeking the most economical type of airport parking, without compromising on security.

On-airport parking: How it works

Situated within the airport grounds, on-airport parking at Liverpool Airport allows you to park, keep your keys and walk to the terminal. There is no need to check-in and hand your keys over.

And when return, you simply find your car in the same parking bay and drive it away.

On-airport car parks at Liverpool Airport, such as Park Smart and Official Liverpool Airport Long Stay, benefit from the tight security that operates within the airport complex and are also accredited with the Park Mark Safer Parking Award.

Here's a quick overview of how on-airport short-stay parking works.

On airport parking process

Best for: those preferring to keep their keys and park within walking distance of the airport terminal.

Car Park Parking type Transfer time Price*
Park Smart Parking On-airport 5 - 7 minute walk £53.99*
Liverpool Airport Long Stay On-airport 5 minute walk £65.99*

*prices based on 1 weeks parking in April 2023

Meet and greet parking: How it works

Offering the ultimate in convenience, Meet & Greet parking is the perfect “drive and drop” solution for parking at Liverpool Airport.

There is no need to search for a parking space or find your way from the car park to the terminal, you simply drive to the designated meeting place and hand your car over to your Meet & Greet operator, such as Imagine Meet & Greet. Your car will be parked for you – in a secure parking compound – while you take your bags and walk to check-in.

When you return from your trip, your car will be returned to the terminal for you to collect.

liverpool airport meet and greet parking process

Best for: those travelling with bulky luggage or sports equipment, or passengers with mobility issues.

Use the map to find directions to our Liverpool Airport Car Parks.

Liverpool Airport Guide

History of Liverpool Airport

Liverpool was the first airport in the UK to be named after a person, when it was rebranded Liverpool John Lennon Airport in 2001, as a tribute to the Liverpool-born, former Beatle.

Originally called Liverpool Speke, the airport is built on the grounds of Speke Hall, a Tudor manor house dating back to the 1500s, and was officially opened on 1st July 1933, although flights had been operating since 1930. The first services were by Imperial Airways to Croydon, via Salford and Birmingham. Regular flights to Dublin followed, along with a control tower, two aircraft hangars and a passenger terminal.

At the end of the second world war, during which Speke had been under the control of the RAF, civilian flights resumed but it was nearby Manchester’s Ringway Airport that began to take the lion’s share of passenger traffic.

In 1969, the city of Liverpool took over control of Speke, who then passed it on to Merseyside County Council in the mid-1970s, who then handed it on to the five Merseyside councils in the 1980s. 1982 saw a visit to the airport from Pope John Paul II.

Since the mid-1990s, passenger numbers have increased almost tenfold. A brand-new apron was built exclusively for easyJet in 2005, and in 2006, reconstruction work began on the main runway.

Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, Liverpool handled over five million passengers per year with flights to over 70 destinations across the UK and Europe. In 2019, the airport was awarded the only five-star rating for punctuality by the OAG and was voted the UK’s best medium-sized airport at the British Travel Awards – and also at the Airport Operators Association Annual Awards.

Terminals

Liverpool’s single terminal can handle seven million passengers per year. If you are travelling to the airport by car, it is a good idea to book airport parking in advance, to secure the best prices and availability.

Once inside the terminal building, you’ll find the departures and arrivals within a short walking distance of each other. Be aware that there are no travelators or jet bridges at the airport, so you need to walk between the departures and arrivals hall and the gates and aircraft. Once you are through security, there is a good range of shops and refreshment options, set over two floors.

Flights from Liverpool serve a wide range of destinations across Europe and the UK. Airlines that operate in Liverpool include the following:

  • Blue Air
  • easyJet
  • Loganair
  • Lufthansa
  • PLAY
  • Ryanair
  • Wideroe
  • Wizz

Check-in

Make sure you check in at least two hours prior to your flight departure but always refer to your flight documentation for any specific instructions. All your travel documentation, including passports, should be checked for validity at the time of booking. Some countries require passport validity to be a minimum of six months, but all countries have different requirements. You can refer to the government as well as advice from your airline.

If you have checked in online and have luggage to go in the hold, then you need to go to the bag drop facility for your airline before heading to security. If you are travelling with just hand luggage, you can go straight to security when you arrive at the airport. There are printing facilities next to the information desk if you need to print your boarding pass.

Certain items are not permitted to be carried in hand luggage. Check hand luggage restrictions at home before you pack.

Main travel connections

By car

Lying adjacent to the River Mersey, Liverpool Airport is seven miles southeast of the city centre, with links to the M57, M62 and M56 providing easy access to the national motorway network.

The airport serves passengers from the North West, North Wales and beyond. To be sure of the best price and availability, book your airport parking in advance of travel.

The Mersey Gateway and Silver Jubilee crossing allow many passengers to access the airport quickly and smoothly across the River Mersey. To make for a seamless crossing, register your toll payment in advance and save up to 10% on the cost of each journey. For more information visit merseyflow.co.uk.

From the North, North East and East, follow the M6 southbound to Junction 21A and take the slip road signposted Liverpool. This will lead you onto the M62, which you follow westbound to Junction 6. Take the second exit at the roundabout onto the A5300 Knowsley Expressway. At the end of the expressway, turn right at the roundabout to merge onto A561 Speke Boulevard. Continue until the junction with Speke Hall Avenue, where you turn left, following the signs to the airport.

From the South and East, follow the M6 northbound to Junction 21A and take the slip road signposted Liverpool. This will lead you onto the M62, which you follow westbound to Junction 6. Take the second exit at the roundabout onto the A5300 Knowsley Expressway. At the end of the expressway, turn right at the roundabout to merge onto A561 Speke Boulevard. Continue until the junction with Speke Hall Avenue, where you turn left, following the signs to the airport.

Alternatively, exit the M6 at Junction 20 to merge onto the M56. You can then choose to use either the Mersey Tunnels or Mersey Gateway Bridge to cross the river. Toll payments apply to both the tunnels and the bridge. Once on the other side, follow the signs to the airport.

From the Wirral, you may find it more convenient to use the M53 and then the M56, as per the instructions from the South and East above. This avoids driving through Liverpool’s city centre.

From North Wales, join the A55 to connect with the M56 eastbound, then follow the directions above for the South and East.

Liverpool John Lennon Airport postcode: L24 1YD.

By bus

Arriva operates bus service 500 between the airport and the city centre, including Great Charlotte Street for Lime Street Rail Station. Buses run every half hour Monday to Sunday between 04:00 and midnight and the journey time is approximately 30 minutes.

Bus 80A runs between the airport and Liverpool One Bus Station via Liverpool South Parkway.

Bus 81A runs between the airport and Bootle Bus Station.

Bus 86A runs between the airport and Liverpool One Bus Station via Liverpool South Parkway.

Bus 89 runs between the airport and St Helens Bus Station.

For more information on public transport to Liverpool Airport visit Merseytravel or the Merseytravel Journey Planner.

By rail

Liverpool South Parkway is the closest rail station to Liverpool Airport, with bus connections as listed above.

Drop-off and pick up

Express Drop Off and Pick Up

The closest point for dropping off or picking up passengers is the Express Drop Off, which is right opposite the terminal building. There is a minimum £5.00 charge and payment is by card at one of four exit barriers.

Express Drop Off and Pick Up charges:

  • up to 10 minutes £5.00
  • up to 20 minutes £10.00
  • up to 1 hour £25.00
  • up to 24 hours £50.00

Blue Badge holders can reclaim up to 40 minutes of free parking in the Express Drop Off and Pick Up zone. To do this, you need to email parking@liverpoolairport.com with a copy of your Blue Badge and travel documents (issued in the same name), registration number and proof of payment.

Drop Off 2

Alternatively, you can drop off and pick up passengers in the Drop Off 2 car park, 400 metres from the terminal building. Here you can park for free for up to 40 minutes, with charges applying thereafter as follows:

  • Drop Off 2 car park charges:
  • up to 40 minutes FREE
  • 40 minutes – 1 hour £8.00
  • 1 – 2 hours £10.00
  • up to 24 hours £50.00

Note that if you stay longer than 40 minutes, the tariff for the Drop Off 2 car park is higher than other car parks.

Multi Storey car park charges

The Multi-Storey car park is the best option for those who want to park and accompany their passengers into the terminal. It’s located directly opposite the terminal, and you can turn up and pay on the day.

Multi Storey car park charges:

Time Charge
up to 30 minutes £6.00
up to 1 hour £10.00
up to 2 hours £15.00
up to 4 hours £25.00
up to 24 hours £42.00
per 4 hours thereafter £42.00

 

Alternatively, book airport parking in advance for the best prices and availability.

Fast-track security lane

Purchase a Fast Track pass and avoid the queues at security. The pass costs from £4.00 per adult when you book in advance or from £5.00 per adult if you pay on the day.

  • Fast Track from £4.00 per adult – pre-book online
  • Fast Track from £4.00 per child (2-17 years) – pre-book online
  • Fast Track from £5.00 per adult – on the day
  • Fast Track from £5.00 per child (2-17 years) – on the day
  • Fast Track for infants (0-1 years) FREE

Special assistance and disabled facilities

Special Assistance

Special assistance bookings should be requested directly with your airline or travel agent at the time of booking your flight, or at least 48 hours before arriving at the airport. Use the links below to check the information from your particular airline.

·      Blue Air

·      easyJet

·      Loganair

·      PLAY

·      Ryanair

·      Wideroe

·      Wizz

Once you arrive at the airport you can contact the special assistance team via one of the yellow call buttons in the car parks, near to the accessible parking bays. Alternatively, make your own way to the special assistance desk in the centre of the terminal building.

Disabled parking

Blue Badge holders can reclaim up to 40 minutes of free parking in the Express Drop Off and Pick Up zone. To do this, you need to email parking@liverpoolairport.com with a copy of your Blue Badge and travel documents (issued in the same name), registration number and proof of payment.

There are accessible parking bays in the on-airport airport car parks, including the Long Stay car park, but excluding the Park Smart car park.

If you choose to park at Imagine Park & Ride, you can be driven to the terminal in your own car by one of the car park team’s fully insured drivers, who will return it back to the car park after dropping you off. There is no extra charge for this service.

Security

All passengers have to complete the security checks at Liverpool Airport, before passing through to the departures hall.

If you need to avoid the walk-through metal detector, then a hand search will be carried out. There are private areas set aside for this if required.

Wheelchairs and electric mobility aids will also be searched.

Accessible toilets

Accessible toilets are available throughout the airport terminal. For the Changing Place facility, you need to request access from one of the special assistance teams.

Mobility equipment

You can remain in your own mobility equipment all the way to the departure gate. Airport staff will be on hand to ensure it is made safe for carriage in the hold of the aircraft.

You must confirm the specifications of your equipment, such as weight and dimensions and, if electric, battery type and how to disable the equipment, with your airline at least 48 hours prior to travel.

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome at Liverpool Airport, but you must check with your airline at the time of booking that they will accept your assistance dog on your flight. Please contact the assistance desk when you arrive at the airport with your assistance dog.

For information on travelling with pets visit the UK government website.

For information on travelling with assistance dogs by air visit guidedogs.org.uk.

Hidden disabilities

Airports can be stressful places for those with hidden disabilities. Passengers travelling through Liverpool Airport can order a Sunflower lanyard in advance from customerservices@liverpoolairport.com. This will help smooth the journey through the security process.

Once through security, there is a dedicated Quiet Space on the upper retail level, next to the multi-faith prayer room, which offers comfortable seating, a children’s activity centre and a flight information screen.

Visits to the airport before you travel are permitted at any time. If you wish to access the departures lounge, just send your request to customerservices@liverpoolairport.com.

Download the Liverpool John Lennon Airport guide for more information on what to expect at the airport.

Family facilities

Baby changing

There are baby changing facilities throughout Liverpool Airport, including the newest family facilities on the upper retail level, after you have cleared security. Breastfeeding is welcomed throughout the terminal but there is a dedicated feeding room after security, on the upper retail level, if you prefer some privacy.

Pushchairs, prams and car seats

If you are travelling with a pushchair or buggy, you can usually take it right up to the gate, just before you board your flight. However, different airlines have different rules and regulations, so please check with them in advance. Some car seats may be allowed in the cabin, but others will have to be checked into the hold.

Family Fast Track Parking

Designed for families to make parking and navigating through the airport as smooth and quick as possible, Fast Track Family Parking includes wider, family-friendly car parking spaces and four free Fast Track passes (two adults and two child passes) for security. The Fast Track Family car park is a one-minute walk from the terminal building.

Security

When travelling with an infant, you are permitted to take more than the standard liquid allowance of 100ml in baby food and baby milk. The rule is that you are allowed to carry what you need for the duration of your journey. Just be aware that bottles may be opened for testing.

Alternatively, you can purchase baby essentials including formula and food from the Boots store in the departures hall, after security. There are Boots stores on both the upper and lower level and you can pre-order online, to collect on the day.

Business facilities

Fast Track Parking

Offering quick and easy access via its own dedicated entry and exit route, the Fast Track Parking facility is equipped with Automatic Number Plate Recognition technology. You just park up, unload your bags, and use the covered walkways to the terminal nearby. Fast Track Parking includes up to two free Fast Track Security passes, to help smooth your way to the departures lounge.

Aspire VIP Lounge

Once you have cleared security, relax in the modern comfort of the Aspire VIP Lounge. Enjoy comfortable seating, chic, calming décor, flatscreen TVs and complimentary light bites, snacks and beverages. The WiFi is also complimentary, and the lounge provides device charging points.

The Aspire VIP Lounge is in the departures hall, next to JD Sports and opposite Starbucks. Just look at the stairs and escalator on the right once you have cleared security and passed through World Duty-Free.

Opening times: 05:00 – 20:00

Price from £31.99 per adult         

Price from £18.49 per child (2-12 years)

Chapel

Liverpool Airport offers a multi-faith prayer room, which is supported by the airport Chaplain. Open to all airport users, the prayer room is on the upper retail level, after security, next to the dedicated Quiet Space.

Food and drink

There is no need to go hungry or thirsty at Liverpool John Lennon Airport. Whether you want to grab a coffee or relax with a glass of rosé, sit down for a pub lunch or select your own healthy options from a salad bar, you’ll find refreshments to please all the family.

Before security

Restaurant Menu Opening times
Greggs Grab ‘n go or dine in, in arrivals 06:00 – 22:00
Starbucks Speciality coffees accompanied by tasty snacks 04:00 – variable

After security                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Restaurant Menu Opening times
The Beer House Ales, bar snacks and more 11:00 – 18:00
Burger King Flame-grilled favourites 04:00 – variable
The Cabin Bar A glass of wine with a view 04:00 – variable
Caffè Ritazza Your one-stop coffee shop variable
The Estuary Kitchen & Bar Salad and fruit bar, cooked breakfasts 04:00 – variable
Frankie & Benny’s A taste of New York 04:30 – variable
The Kissing Gate Grazing menu or classic main meals 04:00 – variable
Starbucks Speciality coffees accompanied by tasty snacks 04:00 – variable
Upper Crust Freshly baked baguettes 04:00 – variable

Smoking areas

Smoking and vaping are not permitted anywhere inside the terminal building at Liverpool Airport. There is a designated outdoor smoking area in the departures hall, once you have passed through security, with shelter, ashtrays and a heater but no seating. Look for the signposting passed the Kissing Gate Bar & Restaurant, on the lower level.

Water fountains

You can refill reusable water bottles at the water fountains after security. These are located at Gate 2 and Gate 30.

Duty-free shopping

World Duty-Free

Shop for your favourite brands and duty-free liquor in the World Duty-Free store, which you walk through after completing the security process.

To save time on the day, make the most of the World Duty-Free Reserve & Collect service, which is available from one month to 24 hours prior to departure. You don’t need to pay for your items until you collect them at the airport.

There is a second World Duty-Free store on the lower level of the departures hall.

Opening times: 04:00 – variable

Other shops at Liverpool Airport

Before Security

  • Travelex
  • WHSmith

After Security

  • Boots (click and collect)
  • JD Sports
  • Travelex
  • Traveller
  • WHSmith
  • With Love from Liverpool

Note that you are permitted to take one standard-sized airport shopping bag onto your flight, in addition to the hand luggage allowance permitted by your airline.

EV charging points

There are two rapid electric vehicles (EV) charging points in the Long Stay car park at Liverpool Airport. You need to download the Ecotricity/Electric Highway app to be able to use them.

You do not need to pay the parking tariff if you are visiting the car park specifically to charge your vehicle. Just take your parking ticket to the parking office on the ground floor of the Multi Storey car park nearby for validation. The maximum free stay duration is one hour, and no return is permitted within 24 hours.

Internet access

WiFi

Connect to the free WiFi at Liverpool Airport by selecting LJLA-Free-WiFi on your device and entering your details. You’ll receive up to four hours of free WiFi.

Or upgrade to Premium WiFi for faster speeds – perfect for gaming and streaming. The Premium WiFi costs from £5.00 per session.

Luggage trolleys

Sturdy Travel 300 luggage trolleys are available for passenger use at Liverpool Airport. You’ll need a £1.00 or €1.00 coin to access a trolley, which is refunded upon return.

Luggage storage

There are no left luggage or luggage storage facilities at Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

Lost property

If you leave any items behind on the aircraft, or if an item of luggage did not arrive on the carousel in baggage reclaim, then you need to contact the airline baggage handling agents, Swissport:

lp.baggagefacilities@swissport.com

If you lose any items within the airport, you can contact the lost property by email. Make sure you include your name, contact details and a full description of the lost property:

lplairportlostproperty@abm.com

Items are held for a maximum of 14 days and the cost for reclaim will be quoted on the email reply, which you should receive within five days.

Lost passports will be returned to the passport office:

https://www.gov.uk/report-a-lost-or-stolen-passport

Currency exchange

Currency exchange at Liverpool Airport is operated by Travelex, which has a number of outlets.

Travelex in departures

Opening times: 04:30 – variable

Travelex in arrivals

Opening times: 10:30 – 16:30

Save time by pre-ordering your currency and collect it from the Travelex store on the day.

Alternatively, you can purchase a Travelex Money Card, which is available for use in ten different currencies and locks in the exchange rate.

The Travelex Buy Back Plus scheme means you can exchange any leftover currency with them after your trip, for the same rate as you bought it. Buy Back Plus is available for £4.99.

Help Desk

The special assistance desk is in the centre of the terminal building. There are also yellow help points in the airport car parks.