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Discover the Northern UK with Liverpool Airport car hire

Rent a car from Liverpool Airport and explore this cultural hub, famous as the hometown of the Fab Four. You don’t have to be Beatles mad to visit this friendly port city in Northern England, but it certainly makes for interesting travel. In addition to being the home of the famous 60’s rock group, Liverpool has much to offer, with the highest number of museums and art galleries outside of London and an endless lineup of musical events and fantastic festivals. The beautiful river walks, vintage shopping, and football fandom will round out the experience as a perfect getaway. Get a deal on Liverpool car hire and hit the road.

Picking up your car rental Liverpool Airport

The beautifully laid out Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL) was named in 2001 in honour of the Liverpudlian member of The Beatles, John Lennon. Step off your flight direct from Belfast, Isle of Man, Dublin, and other cities in the United Kingdom, Europe, and beyond. Get in some duty-free shopping, grab a coffee at one of the cafes, or check in on social media with free WiFi. Collect the keys to your rental car at the airport’s Car Rental Centre on the ground floor of the short stay multi-storey car park. To reach this, leave the Arrivals area of the terminal building and cross the road towards the Express Drop Off & Pick Up Car Park. Look out for the car rental company signs. 

Exploring Liverpool in your airport car rental 

Keep these tips in mind when driving your hire car from Liverpool Airport. 

  • Liverpool John Lennon Airport is located just 9 miles southeast of the CBD, and will take you around 25 minutes to drive via the A561.
  • Speed limits within the city are 30mph, occasionally dropping to 20mph. Out in the countryside, dual carriageways and motorways have a limit of 70mph. Remember, these limits are for ideal weather conditions. Always read and follow the speed limit while driving your Liverpool Airport car hire.
  • Roundabouts are commonly used in Liverpool; give way to your right. 
  • Plan your car hire route ahead of time with a GPS and check local reports before setting off. 
  • In Liverpool, there are several parking spaces which begin at around £6 for up to 2 hours. On-street parking is also available, with pay booths. The Liverpool council has recently upgraded these so instead of just cash you can pay at the booth using your mobile phone, too. 

Liverpool city.

Car hire Liverpool Airport: What to see and do 

Admire art and explore museums

There’s a lot of ground to cover in this category, but you can’t miss the World Museum, St. George's Hall, Tate Liverpool, the Maritime Museum, the Beatles Story, the Bluecoat, the Walker Art Gallery, and the Open Eye Gallery.

Watch a football match

Liverpool football fans gathered for a parade. Get yourself a ticket to a Liverpool FC or Everton match to experience some serious football mania. If live attendance is out of reach, you can still get a behind-the-scenes stadium tour. At the very least, soak in some game-pub atmosphere! 

Experience the nightlife

Hit the town to experience some of the electric energy the city is known for. From fantastic live musical venues to sophisticated speakeasy lounges, Liverpool knows how to have a good time. Highlight areas include Matthew Street, Ropewalks and the Baltic Triangle. Also, don't forget to allot time to go to Liverpool One Shopping Centre to buy some goods.

Explore Albert Dock

Go back in time with a visit to the World Heritage-listed Liverpool docks. Wander around free museums learning about the city’s fascinating history, and fuel up at one of the many bars, cafes and restaurants lining the area. 

Liverpool harbour at sunset.

Rent a car Liverpool Airport top tips

  • Liverpool Airport does offer hybrid/electric vehicle hire, but the selection is limited. Book well in advance if this is your car hire of choice. 

  • Many of the hire vehicles available at Liverpool Airport have manual transmission. If you would like an automatic, make sure you filter for this option when comparing vehicles in the search results. 

  • If you are planning a UK road trip, most car rental companies allow you to pick up a car hire in Liverpool and drop it off at a different location. Drive your rental car to Manchester, less than an hour away from Liverpool.  Drive a bit further and you’ll end up in Leeds. Or if you want to head south, simply drop off your rental car in Birmingham. Just type your chosen destination in the search function to see availability and the associated costs.  

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Car hire Liverpool Airport: Frequently asked questions

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Is it cheaper to rent a car at Liverpool Airport or away from the airport? 

Looking for cheap car hire in Liverpool? There isn’t always a major difference between rental prices on or off-airport, and sometimes the convenience factor of picking up your car immediately upon arrival tips the scales in favour of on airport rentals. Your best bet is to compare rental prices and perks offered across multiple companies. Type your details into the search function on this page for instant answers and to find the cheapest Liverpool Airport car hire.  

Booking your rental car in advance online is always your best option whether renting from the airport or elsewhere. Booking online will save you money and hiring from airport locations will save you time. Compare thousands of deals and get the best price for your car hire Liverpool Airport through GoSee now.

Which car hire companies are onsite at Liverpool Airport? 

The car hire companies onsite at Liverpool Airport are Budget, Alamo, Avis, Enterprise, and National Car Rental. Companies accessible by shuttle include Easirent Liverpool Airport, Sixt, and Green Motion. 

Which car hire companies in Liverpool have updated their vehicle cleaning and safety policies because of coronavirus (COVID-19)? 

The vast majority of car hire companies in Liverpool have updated their vehicle cleaning and safety policies as a result of the pandemic. Check the terms on the individual car rental company listings to get the policy specifics from each brand. 

How much does it cost to hire a car at Liverpool John Lennon Airport? 

Liverpool car rental rates vary due to multiple factors. To get current estimates, type your dates into the search function on this page and compare Liverpool Airport car hire deals across multiple brands. 

How far is Liverpool John Lennon Airport from the city centre? 

Liverpool John Lennon Airport is southeast of the city, right on the River Mersey. Driving into the Liverpool city centre will take you about 25 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.  

What choice of cars are there to hire at Liverpool Airport?

GoSee provides you with a wide range of hire vehicles that will allow you to choose your perfect car much easier — from mini and economy vehicles to spacious people carriers and luxury cars. Your choice would usually depend on your budget, needs, and schedule. But no matter what kind of car you are looking for, we can help you find the best one for you. Just use the filters on the search results page to let us know exactly what you need. Get a car rental at Liverpool Airport now.

How do I find the best car hire deals at Liverpool Airport?

Car hire comparison is the best way to find the most suitable rental cars. GoSee allows you to compare the different offers and additional services to get the perfect deal for your Liverpool Airport hire car trip. Also, our global buying power gives us some of the lowest prices on the web. No booking fees, no hidden fees!

What do I need to bring when I collect my hire car at Liverpool Airport?

When you come to collect your Liverpool car hire, you should bring with you the following: Driving licence of all the named drivers, a valid credit card in the name of the hirer, and a Passport/I.D.

In addition, the absolute minimum age is 23 years old to drive a hire car in Liverpool. Age restrictions also vary by vehicle, and selected suppliers may not rent to a driver aged under 25. Please check with your chosen car rental company for more details.

What is the cheapest price for car hire from Liverpool John Lennon Airport?

As of the moment, the cheapest Liverpool Airport car hire is Toyota Aygo (Manual) or similar for only £39 per day from Easirent.

What is the minimum rental period?

The minimum rental period for a car hire Liverpool Airport varies per brand. Some companies will allow you to rent for at least 24 hours, while others have a minimum hire length of 3 days. You may double-check the rental agreement of your chosen provider or call them directly for any concerns. Also, always take note of your pick up time/drop off time to avoid any hassle during your trip.