When is the Cheapest Time to Fly to Liverpool?
Liverpool is at its liveliest in the summer months. In May, the city hosts the Tall Ships Regatta, when historic vessels from around the world gather on the River Mersey and in July, both the Liverpool Art Biennale and the Liverpool International Music Festival kick off. To take advantage of the best deals on flights to Liverpool, visit the city in autumn, winter or early spring when rates are cheaper.
When is the Best Time to Book your Flight to Liverpool?
It’s best to book your return flights to Liverpool around two months in advance to secure the best deals on airfares. With Netflights.com you can search and compare fares on direct flights and stopping services to Liverpool. Last-minute flights may also be available, and if your dates are flexible you may find a bargain by travelling on less popular days of the week, such as midweek rather than at the weekend.
Flying to Liverpool John Lennon Airport LPL
Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL) is located seven miles south-east of Liverpool city centre, on the River Mersey. It handles around five million passengers per year and connects Liverpool and the north-west of England with destinations across the UK and Europe.
FlyBe operates direct flights to Liverpool from Belfast City Airport and London City Airport. You can also find return flights to Liverpool John Lennon Airport from Edinburgh Airport, Glasgow International Airport and Birmingham Airport, with stopovers at Belfast City Airport on the outbound and inbound routes. To fly to LPL from other UK airports or regions, you may need to book a separate Liverpool flight to London City Airport or Belfast City Airport and connect to the FlyBe service from there.
On Arrival and Getting Around the Airport
Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL) is a small airport with one main terminal building serving both international and domestic arrivals and departures. When you arrive you’ll find baggage reclaim on your way through the arrivals area, and it’s a short walk from the arrivals hall to the taxi rank and bus stops located outside the terminal. LPL provides a range of useful services and amenities for travellers, including currency exchange services, cash machines, shops and restaurants, baby changing rooms and several car hire companies, located in the arrivals hall.
Getting to the City from Liverpool John Lennon Airport LPL
It’s easy to reach the city centre from LPL. Bus No. 500 connects the airport with the Liverpool One bus station and the local 86A bus runs 24 hours a day between the airport and the city centre, with a journey time of around half an hour. Hackney cabs (taxis) are available from the taxi rank outside the airport terminal building, or pre-booked private hire taxis pick up and drop off passengers at the airport’s car parks. If you prefer to hire a car, you’ll find rental agencies in the arrivals hall and it’s worth pre-booking your vehicle to make sure you get a car when you arrive.
Why Visit Liverpool?
Liverpool is a dynamic and vibrant city, with a World Heritage Site waterfront, top-class galleries, shopping and an unrivalled live music scene. It attracts British travellers for weekend breaks as well as business trips. The Grade I-listed Albert Dock in Liverpool is home to the Tate Liverpool, which has regularly changing contemporary art exhibitions, and at the fascinating Merseyside Maritime Museum, which is housed in a Victorian warehouse, you can explore the city’s rich history in shipping and trade.
Afterwards, head to the Pump House pub to refuel, before hitting another must-see sight in the docks area: the Beatles Story museum, which is home to an impressive collection of Beatles memorabilia. It’s a short walk to the city’s modern Liverpool ONE shopping centre, which is home to many high street and designer brands, or you can take a trip to the striking Elizabethan timbered Speke Hall and Gardens, before catching a live band at the Cavern Club in the evening.