Liverpool Airport Taxis and Transfers
Getting to and from the airport – Liverpool Airport taxis and transfers
Liverpool John Lennon Airport handles millions of passengers every year, and is well connected to the local area given the vast collection of private hire taxis and transfers available to you.
There are various types of taxi available, from standard saloon taxis, or Hackney Carriages, to private hire cars, or mini cabs as they more commonly known. Fares in taxis will be metered and should adhere to the standards set by Liverpool County Council, whereas minicabs set their own rates, usually based on mileage travelled. If you opt to use a minicab, it is recommended that you agree your fare prior to your journey.
When arranging your collection or drop off, remember that there are 2 car parks in which you can agree to meet your driver; either in the Express Drop Off which has a £3 charge for up to 20 minutes, or the Drop Off 2 car park which is free for up to 40 minutes. Some companies may even offer a collection service within the arrivals hall in which your driver will be there to meet you – be sure to check whether this is available when you pre book your taxi.
Quick Tip: Take note of a contact number for your driver, just in case you are delayed for any reason. This way, you can give them plenty of warning without the risk of them leaving. Most taxi companies have around a 45 minute grace period to allow for those inevitable delays and will often track your flight too, but you don’t want to be left stranded with all your luggage!
John Lennon sits on the outskirts of the city, eight miles from the city centre, and a stone’s throw from Runcorn and Widnes in the east. In an ordinary saloon taxi, the trip from the airport to the town centre would normally cost around £30 depending on what service you use. The journey should take between 20 – 40 minutes, depending on traffic of course!
Getting a taxi
Online booking is a great bonus of airport taxi firms, and many offer personal accounts to businesses, allowing busy travellers to shave a few pennies and a few minutes from their journey.
At the airport, the hackney taxi rank is situated right outside the terminal entrance to make your journey as efficient as possible. Only licensed hackney cabs are allowed to use this rank however, if you wish to use a pre-booked minicab service (which can often save you money), they must use the car parks for picking up and dropping off.
Hackney Carriages will be available for all flight arrival times and most will be fitted with Chip, PIN and Go machines – keep an eye out in case you are short in cash!
Taxi fares from Liverpool Airport to Liverpool City centre*
Liverpool Airport is roughly eight miles away (Approximately 24 minutes, depending on traffic) from the city centre. Be sure to book in advance with one of our Liverpool Airport taxi providers listed at the top of this page to not only save you money and assure your taxi arrives on time, but to also guarantee an excellent service!
Below you’ll find some estimated costs:
Estimated taxi prices: Liverpool Airport to Liverpool city centre
|Vehicle||Single Trip||Return Trip|
|Saloon Car (up to 4 passengers)||£25-£35||£60-£70|
|Estate Car (up to 4 passengers)||£35-£40||£65-£75|
|Executive Car (up to 4 passengers)||£40-£50||£80|
|People Carrier (up to 6 passengers)||£40-540||£80-£100|
|8 Seater Minibus (up to 8 passengers)||£55-£65||£100|
|Executive People Carrier (up to 6 passengers)||£60||£100-£120|
|14 Seater Minibus (12 or 14 passengers, depending on luggage)||£90-£100||£175+|
* Please note that these prices are only estimates as of March 2018. Fares can vary depending on routes, taxi firm rates and time of journey. Please contact a firm directly for a quotation.
Other means of transport
A minibus is a slightly more expensive option, but if you have several passengers and lots of luggage, this is going to be the easiest way to travel. Chauffeur-driven executive cars can be costly for a trip from John Lennon to the city centre, but these firms often have business accounts and are a stress-free way to travel. Executive cars may also be able to supply provisions such as daily newspapers, refreshments and even electrical charging points and Wi-Fi
Drop off and pick up fees
Please be aware that the Express Drop Off charges £3 for up to 20 minutes while the Drop Off 2 is free for double the time. The prices increase to £10 and £8 respectively for up to an hour. Private Hire vehicles and hackney cabs can apply for a discount on this fee.
Sightseeing in Liverpool
There is plenty to see and do in this thriving city, but let’s start with the obvious – the love of The Beatles! No trip to Liverpool would be complete without visiting The Beatles Story – the largest, permanent exhibition devoted to The Beatles in the world! You can then venture to The Walker Art Gallery or perhaps take a stroll along The Albert Dock and stop by the Tate Liverpool to view hundreds of artists work from all across the UK. Be sure to check out the latest listings at The Echo which is home to plenty of live entertainment shows, from your favourite musicians to comedians and many more!