Sleeping in Airports

Liverpool Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Liverpool Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

The real jewel was the meditation-prayer room /never seen anything like that …thanks to John Lennon? -a traveller

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

What to Expect

  • A modern and busy single-terminal international airport with a wide variety of shops, restaurants and services, including 24-hour options!
  • Free WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.
  • Economy class passengers can pay to enter the airport’s first class lounge. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

  • A popular place for overnight sleepers is the snack bar, where you will find a few comfortable couches.
  • Be sure to wake up before 5:00AM, when the snack bar opens!
  • If you have a sleeping bag or travel mat and blanket, you can sleep comfortably on the marble ledge of one of the airport’s huge windows.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Passes  Aspire Lounge – Location: Airside, Lower Level. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

If sleeping in Liverpool Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

At Airport Hampton by Hilton Liverpool/ John Lennon Airport – (2 minute walk from the airport) Located opposite the John Lennon Terminal. Two minute walk from baggage claim to the hotel.
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Near Airport Premier Inn Liverpool Airport – (2 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.
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Near Airport Holiday Inn Express Liverpool – John Lennon Airport – (2 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. A taxi costs approx. £4.
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Near Airport Crowne Plaza Liverpool – John Lennon Airport – (5 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available. for a fee.
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To see more options there is a list of hotels near Liverpool Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Free WiFi is available at Liverpool Airport for 30 minutes. For additional time, you can pay. The rates range from £3 (1 hour) – £130 (12 months). Additionally, there are a number of pay-as-you-go Internet kiosks can be found throughout the terminal.

Communications

Family Services

  • Baby Care Facilities – Located airside on both the Upper and Lower Retail levels, Boots drugstore offers pre-order service for baby food and formula. Simply place your order 2 days before your travel and pick up at the designated Boots location, freeing up space in your hand luggage for other essentials.   Diaper-changing facilities are available airside on the Lower Retail level.

Food & Drinks

  • Food & Drinks – Food concessions, both Landside and Airside, operate on varying schedules, with most open at 4:00AM. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options, but there is a 24-hour Spar market available Landside.
  • Grocery Store – If you need to pick up groceries on your way home to your destination in Liverpool, stop at Spar. A wide variety of hot and cold sandwiches, take-away meals and general groceries are available. Location: Arrivals, landside, Ground Floor. Hours: 24 hours.

Luggage

  • Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging

  • Mobile Charging – There are two charging pods in the airport. Locations: Landside, Information Desk and Airside, Departure Lounge.

Money

  • ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs, operated by Travelex, are available. Machines dispense both Euro and Sterling. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Airside and Landside.
  • Currency Exchange – Travelex has three currency exchange counters: Check-in, landside, Ground Floor. (Hours: 4:00AM – 7:00PM) • Departures, airside, Upper and Lower Retail levels. (Hours: 4:00AM – 7:00PM or 8:00PM) • Arrivals Hall, landside, Ground Floor (after Baggage Reclaim). (Hours: 9:00AM – 12:00AM).

Prayer

  • Prayer Room – Location: Upper level, airside.

Rest & Relaxation

Security

  • Fast Track Service – As a premium service, customers with Fast Track security passes will be given priority service to ensure that waiting is kept to a minimum. Cost: £4.00 pre-booked online or £5.00 in person.

Shopping

  • Duty Free & Shopping – World Duty Free has two shops in the Departures area of the airport; one on the Upper Retail Level and the other on the Lower Retail Level. In addition, you’ll find a WHSmith, a WHSmith “sound” store, a Boots drugstore, and shops selling gifts, souvenirs, sports gear and beauty products. Most shops are open at 4:00AM but close at various times.

Showers, Salon & Spa

  • Showers – Not available.
  • Spa & Salon Services – AeroSpa offers express manicures, beauty treatments and massage. Location: unknown. Hours: unknown.

Smoking

  • Smoking – There is an outdoor designated smoking area located Landside which accessed from the lower level, past the Kissing Gate Bar & Restaurant.

Things to do & see

  • Airport Tours – Find out what happens at the airport during a behind-the-scenes airport tour. Available for groups from 5 people and up. Duration: approx. 2 hours
  • Art in the Airport – There are a number of John Lennon, Beatles and non-Beatles related collections throughout the airport.

The airport is open 24 hours.

As of February 2018, Liverpool airport is served by the following airlines: easyJet • TUIFly • Ryanair • Blue Air • Wizz Air • Flybe.

Bus

Popular bus routes with service to the airport include the following: Arriva 500 (Airport Express), Arriva 86/86A/86D, Arriva 80A, Arriva 81A, Arriva 82A/82B, Arriva 89/89A and Merseytravel 883. Use a contactless Walrus card for a convenient way to pay for travel. For schedules, routes and fares, visit the Liverpool Airport website.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are available in the Car Rental Centre, located on the ground floor of the multi-storey car park: Avis/Budget, Enterprise/National/Alamo, Europcar and Hertz

Taxi

Hackney cabs are readily available at the taxi rank outside of the airport terminal entrance, and carry a maximum of 5 passengers each. Cabs that accept credit and debit cards will have ‘Chip, Pin, Go’ signs displayed on the sides of the vehicle.

Last updated: 2018-10-23

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.