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There are 7 ways to get from Preston to Liverpool Airport (LPL) by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train, bus via Warrington Central

  1. Take the train from Preston to Warrington Bank Quay
  2. Take the train from Warrington Central to Liverpool South Parkway
  3. Take the bus from Garston, Liverpool South Parkway to Speke, Liverpool John Lennon Airport

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Preston City Centre, station to Queen Square Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Liverpool, Great Charlotte Street to Speke, Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Preston to Huyton
  2. Take the bus from Knowsley, Poplar Bank to Speke, Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Train, line 89 bus

  1. Take the train from Preston to Warrington Bank Quay
  2. Take the train from Warrington Central to Hunts Cross
  3. Take the line 89 bus from Hunts Cross Station to Speke, Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Preston to Liverpool Airport (LPL)

Drive

  1. Drive from Preston to Liverpool Airport (LPL)

Towncar

  1. Take a town car from Preston to Liverpool Airport

Preston to Liverpool Airport (LPL) by train, walk and bus

The journey time between Preston and Liverpool Airport (LPL) is around 1h 27m and covers a distance of around 44 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 30 min. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 7m. Operated by Avanti West Coast, Northern Rail, East Midlands Railways and others, the Preston to Liverpool Airport (LPL) service departs from Preston and arrives in Speke, Liverpool John Lennon Airport. Typically 197 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
56 min
Layover time:
30 min
Total time:
1h 27m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
1h 7m
Journey distance:
44 miles
Services per week:
197
Cheapest price:
£16
Carbon emissions:
4 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:33
Last service departs at:
22:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Preston to Liverpool Airport (LPL) train, walk and bus schedules

Departing Monday, September 20, 2021

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Preston to Liverpool Airport (LPL) is to bus which costs £7 - £10 and takes 2h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Preston to Liverpool Airport (LPL) is to taxi which costs £100 - £120 and takes 49 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Preston station to Liverpool Airport (LPL). However, there are services departing from Preston City Centre, station and arriving at Speke, Liverpool John Lennon Airport via Liverpool, Great Charlotte Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 59m.

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The distance between Preston and Liverpool Airport (LPL) is 30 miles. The road distance is 44.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Preston to Liverpool Airport (LPL) without a car is to train and bus via Warrington Central which takes 1h 30m and costs £16 - £55.

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It takes approximately 1h 30m to get from Preston to Liverpool Airport (LPL), including transfers.

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Preston to Liverpool Airport (LPL) bus services, operated by Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire, depart from Preston City Centre, station.

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Preston to Liverpool Airport (LPL) bus services, operated by Arriva Merseyside, arrive at Speke, Liverpool John Lennon Airport station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Preston to Liverpool Airport (LPL) is 44 miles. It takes approximately 49 min to drive from Preston to Liverpool Airport (LPL).

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Map of how to get from Preston to Liverpool Airport (LPL).
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  • Distance: 30.2 miles
  • Duration: 1h 30m

What companies run services between Preston, England and Liverpool Airport (LPL), England?

You can take a bus from Preston to Liverpool Airport (LPL) via Queen Square Bus Station and Liverpool, Great Charlotte Street in around 2h 59m.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Phone
+44 800 200 6060
Email
enquiries@northernrailway.co.uk
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Warrington Central to Liverpool South Parkway
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£5 - £10
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£5 - £8
Anytime Day 1st Class
£7 - £10
Train from Preston to Huyton
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£12 - £20
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£12 - £15
Anytime Day 1st Class
£14 - £20
Train from Warrington Central to Hunts Cross
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £9
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£5 - £7
Anytime Day 1st Class
£6 - £9
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from Warrington Central to Liverpool South Parkway
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£8 - £13
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£3 - £15
Off-Peak Single
£5 - £8
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£8 - £13
Train from Warrington Central to Hunts Cross
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£7 - £12
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£3 - £14
Off-Peak Single
£4 - £7
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£7 - £12
Bus operators
Arriva Merseyside
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Garston, Liverpool South Parkway to Speke, Liverpool John Lennon Airport
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£1 - £2
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Knowsley, Poplar Bank to Speke, Liverpool John Lennon Airport
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Hunts Cross Station to Speke, Liverpool John Lennon Airport
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£1 - £2
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Liverpool, Great Charlotte Street to Speke, Liverpool John Lennon Airport
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Huyton Travel
Phone
0151 449 3868
Email
info@huytontravel.co.uk
Website
huytontravel.co.uk
Bus from Knowsley, Poplar Bank to Speke, Liverpool John Lennon Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Huyton Travel
Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
enquiries.merseyside@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, station to Queen Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire
Other operators
Taxi from Preston to Liverpool Airport (LPL)
Ave. Duration
49 min
Estimated price
£100 - £120
Preston City Taxi
Phone
+44 1772 217 217
New City Taxis
Phone
+44 1772 824 000
Website
newcityviptaxis.co.uk
Eagle Taxis
Phone
+44 1772 200 300
Website
eagletaxipreston.co.uk
Ashton Allied Taxis
Phone
+44 1772 734 000
Website
ashtonallied.co.uk
AAA Taxis
Phone
+44 1772 555 444
Website
aaataxispreston.co.uk
Jayride
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Preston to Liverpool Airport
Estimated price
£30 - £120

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