Travel times to Liverpool, England, are going to be somewhat variable based on your departure point in New Zealand. From Auckland International Airport (AKL) to Liverpool J. Lennon (LPL), Liverpool, your travel time will be about 36h 45min. For those that are flying out of Wellington (WLG), you should expect a travel time of about 40h 10min, and if you are departing from Christchurch (CHC), you should expect a travel time of about 38h 25min.
While it is unfortunate that there are no direct flights to Liverpool from any city in New Zealand, there are still some great Liverpool flight deals that can help you make this trip quickly and conveniently. From Christchurch, there is a three-stop flight that has layovers at Singapore Changi (SIN), Kastrup Copenhagen (CPH) and Krakow J. Paul II Balice (KRK). If you are departing from Auckland International, there is a three-stop flight with layovers at Singapore Changi, London Heathrow (LHR) and Belfast International (BFS). If you will be departing from Wellington, there is a three-stop flight that has layovers at Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD), Abu Dhabi International (AUH) and Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS).
Upon your arrival at the airport in Liverpool, you will find several transportation options to make the trip up along the banks of the River Mersey to the centre of Liverpool. You can jump aboard the route 500 bus, offered by Arriva Merseyside, and be in Liverpool in about 28min for a fare of around £ 2.20 (NZ$ 4.40). There are plenty of taxi services available at the airport that can take you to the centre of Liverpool in about 16min for a fare of around £ 21 (NZ$ 42.50). If you prefer to travel by town car, you can catch one of these at the airport and be in Liverpool in about 17min for a cost of around £ 59 (NZ$ 117).
A popular destination for visitors in this area is Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, which is an entertainment complex built out of the old Victorian docks that the city is famous for. If you are an art lover, a great spot for you is going to be Tate Liverpool, which is a modern art gallery housed in the former warehouses of the docks of Liverpool. It is probably fair to say that no trip to Liverpool would be complete without making a visit to The Beatles Story, which offers a self-guided audio tour of the facility. Quite possibly one of the most popular destinations among locals is to visit Anfield, the home of the local football team.
For the most part, visitors that are travelling from New Zealand to England do not need a visa, as long as they’re travelling as a tourist and they will not be staying for more than 180 days. Travellers will need a valid passport to visit England from New Zealand.
Most people fly into Liverpool J. Lennon (LPL) if they book a flight to Liverpool. Liverpool J. Lennon is conveniently located just 12.6 km from Liverpool’s city center.