Known for football, the Beatles, its long seafaring history and some excellent shopping and leisure facilities, Liverpool is not short of admirers. Its position as European Capital of Culture for 2008 confirmed its international standing, and it continues to attract visitors from across the UK and beyond. With its own airport that's well-served by a variety of airlines, it's easier than ever for visitors to travel to the city. Travellers arriving by air can then choose whether to continue their journey into the city centre by road or rail.
Liverpool's airport is Liverpool John Lennon Airport, which is a little over 9 miles from the centre of the city. It serves as the main airport for much of north-west England and north Wales, and flies to and from destinations across continental Europe. The airport also provides regular flights from Ireland, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. Newquay is the only UK mainland airport that currently offers flights to Liverpool.
The wide variety of destinations served by Liverpool John Lennon Airport means that many different airlines offer flights to the city. They include Flybe, BlueAir, easyJet, Wizz Air, Ryanair, Blue Islands, Lauda and Wideroe.
Flying to Liverpool offers a quick and convenient way of reaching one of the UK's most exciting cities. As a relatively small airport, Liverpool John Moores Airport is usually speedy to negotiate, meaning that arriving passengers can be on their way into the city in very little time. The airport has good public transport connections into Liverpool, thanks to regular bus and coach services. Liverpool South Parkway Rail Station is the airport's closest railway station and provides connections to destinations including Liverpool, Manchester and Chester. The airport's close proximity to the M56, M57 and M62 motorways also makes onward travel by road easy.
Many visitors to Liverpool already have favoured destinations in mind. Whether it's Anfield, Goodison Park, the Albert Dock or some of Liverpool's excellent museums, the city's public transport system makes travelling straightforward. Some visitors might also like to use Merseyrail or one of the famous "ferries across the Mersey" to visit the Wirral on the other side of the river. For something more unusual why not try a tour of the Williamson Tunnels, an underground labyrinth built in the early 1800s.